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Turning Off Windows Defender in Windows 10

  RegScriv 16:24 26 Nov 2015

I use Kaspersky so don't need Windows Defender. Just lately Defender has started popping up warning me of a potential risk. I've carried out full scans with Kaspersky & Malwarebytes & I appear to be clear but I don't want Defender popping up all the time. I've tried turning it off but it turns itself back on. And I can't get "gpedit.msc" to run. It's telling me it's not there. Any advice on shutting up Defender.

  Bris 16:36 26 Nov 2015
  Govan1x 17:38 26 Nov 2015

If W10 I don't think you can disable it. Have it set to manual only.But you should be able to stop it from running in Services.

  RegScriv 21:36 26 Nov 2015

Thanks for your feedback. I now seem to be in the situation where I can't access Windows Defender at all. I have a dialogue box telling me the Defender has been turned off and is no longer monitoring my system. In which case I guess "Mission Accomplished". I don't think I will ever want to rely on Defender for security anyway.

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