Disable Windows Defender

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Disable in Group Policy

  1. Type gpedit.msc and click OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  2. Browse the following path:
    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender
  3. On the right, double-click Turn off Windows Defender.
  4. Select Enabled to disable Windows Defender.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Click OK.

Disable in Registry

  1. Open Registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender
  2. If you don’t see DWORD DisableAntiSpyware, right-click on an empty space, select New, and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  3. Name the key DisableAntiSpyware.
  4. Double-click the newly created key, and set the value from 0 to 1.