Is it possible to disable Windows Defender? Also, Driver Hider from MS does not work

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by MonarchX, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    I want my PC optimized, so I disable unnecessary features and services. However, I cannot disable Windows Defender, which gets turned on by itself, even if you disable it via Settings. I even disabled Security Center service, but that did not help. Widows Firewall is the only security feature I want/need (and it doesn't even require Security Center service to run!).

    The 2nd issue is that Microsoft's official tool (.diagcab file) is not working properly. I have NVidia drivers ready to install, even though I used that tool to hide NVidia drivers and prevent them from being downloaded. Is there a stronger fix for this?

    I found a script file that supposedly works better, but I am not sure if I want to execute it... Here's the script:
    Is it worth a try?
     
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  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Defender Control v.1.0 works for me for to disable Defender! Download from Application forum and test!
     
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  3. pawX

    pawX MDL Member

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    No need for scripts/tools..
    gpedit.msc
    Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Turn off Windows Defender
     
  4. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    Disable Windows Defender via Group Policy Editor (Not Home Edition) - Post

    Edit: Apologies @ pawX - posted same info.
     
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