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How to permanently disable Windows Defender on Windows 10 in 2020?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

The good old way was to go to regedit, and head to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender then create a DWORD "DisableAntiSpyware" set to 1 and restart

 

But when I try that now, upon restart the registry key is missing and windows defender is still being annoying as fuck.

 

Any suggestions?

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Just now, RainOfPain125 said:

uhhh no

 

Can you tell us why you NEED to permanently disable Windows Defender?

 

Instead of the registry method, have you tried turning it off through Windows Security >> Virus Threat & Protection?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, -rascal- said:

 

Can you tell us why you NEED to permanently disable Windows Defender?

 

Instead of the registry method, have you tried turning it off through Windows Security >> Virus Threat & Protection?

It doesn't matter why, really.

 

And that method is not permanent.

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3 minutes ago, RainOfPain125 said:

It doesn't matter why, really.

 

And that method is not permanent.

its pretty much not going to be able to be permantly disabled. You can turn it off and such and have it not effect performance much at all. Not sure why you are going out of you way to disable it outright like this.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Shimejii said:

its pretty much not going to be able to be permantly disabled. You can turn it off and such and have it not effect performance much at all. Not sure why you are going out of you way to disable it outright like this.

There is another way to permanently disable it through some groups thing - which is only on Windows Pro versions

 

 

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3 minutes ago, RainOfPain125 said:

There is another way to permanently disable it through some groups thing - which is only on Windows Pro versions

 

 

I think you are talking about group policy editor. I just googled "windows defender group policy editor" and got a bunch of hits.

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Download OO ShutUp 10. It has more options to disable Defender. They're basically registry hacks, but more complex.

 

You can also find other 3rd party tools to control Defender. It's called Defender Control.

 

I fully agree that is not important why do you want to disable Defender. It's up to you how do you want to use your computer. Don't worry about strange answers - they're basically other version of "I don't know".

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