Disabling or Removing Windows Defender?

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  1. Angelofdooms

    Angelofdooms MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    Im wanting to know how if there is a way to completly disable and/or Remove windows Defender, I hate it with a passion lol, i know u can go into setting and turn the stuff off but i want it gone lol.
     
  2. AnimaliX

    AnimaliX MDL Novice

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    #2 AnimaliX, Jul 7, 2015
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    GPO
    “Computer Configuration,” “Administrative Templates,” “Windows Components,” “Windows Defender”
    or in Autounattend.xml disabling directly with windows installation

    this will completely disable Defender ... removing its not possible i think
     
  3. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    Also, if you install any Antivirus program, like say, Avast, Windows Defender is disabled automatically.
     
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  4. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    As a matter of fact, you CAN remove defender completely if you really want to. You need to take ownership of a few reg keys and program folders, then delete those, then remove the namespace link in the Control panel and the start menu link. Look around on the internet but you need to know what you're doing.
     
  5. Blueingreen

    Blueingreen MDL Junior Member

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    #6 Blueingreen, Jul 8, 2015
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  6. DomBom

    DomBom MDL Junior Member

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    Gpedit.msc
     
  7. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #8 xinso, Jul 8, 2015
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    To my best knowledge, it is OK to disable Defender either thru Service or GPedit.
     
  8. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    If you want to remove Windows Defender permanently then you need to remove the related packages from install.wim so that when you do a clean install you won't find any traces of it.

    You can do it manually using the install_wim_tweak.exe and Dism tool

    or

    You can use my ToolKit which you can find it in my signature. You can also remove OneDrive too completely.



     
  9. kssbsr

    kssbsr MDL Novice

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    Use DismMgr to remove it in dism method