Windows defender automatically turns it's self on

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  1. N2ishun

    N2ishun Notebook Evangelist

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    I know there is a tool out there that forever kills windows defender....can anyone hook a brutha up please ?

    Somehow during the night last night defender not only turned it's self back on (after killing it in regedit) but it deleted some files I had specifically set it to not delete (settings are still set as such) on a drive I had told it not to scan (setting is still set as such).

    Piss, me, off.

    These are small macro files that I use to automate tasks I sometimes do.

    The laptop was not powered on last night, somehow once I powered up this morning it just decided it needed to screw me.
    No surprise being this is microshaft we are talking about.
    BTW, Win10 LTSC x64 (2019).
     
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    It will keep turning itself on because to the new feature called Tamper Protection UNLESS you have a 3rd party AV installed. Get rid of that sucker for good!

    Uninstall Windows Defender Permanently
     
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    I had it killed in registry (or so I thought).
    Thanks bud :)
     
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    So what are you trying to do that negates Defender in the first place? Unless your creating virus and malware Defender isn't going to do much of anything by itself. You have to have a 3rd party A/V or Defender running in your system. And Windows update will update Defender as well. We on here aren't in the business of helping people removing a legal A/V for specific reasons as I just outlined and asking so might get MODs involved. If you are so inclined to do this - this is your own DIY at your own risk.
     
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    Kill it under services.msc to prevent it from running.
     
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    The services are protected/greyed out. You have to use the full uninstaller or permanently disable and run the reg file to set the status of the services from Automatic to disabled. If WD wasn't fully disabled along with its tamper protection, even importing the registry file will fail. It's not as simple as you make it sound.
     
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    We do have the choice if we don't desire or require something on our system.
    Legal AV ?
    When MS force feeds it to you and you can't uninstall it normally is it really legal ?
     
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    There is an free app called "Optimizer" it`s at version 10.7 at the moment.

    You can disable Windows Defender and much much more, I have been using this for months without any ill effects.

    https://github.com/hellzerg/optimizer

    EDIT: does not disable WD on Windows 10 1903 and higher :(, But it`s still a handy app.
     
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    Tamper protection will not allow you to disable it, it will re-enable itself upon startup unless you open regedit as a trusted installer and edit the values of the services to disabled or use the uninstaller mentioned above which is a single click that does all the magic
     
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    I suppose the nuclear option would be delete the directory while in safe mode and forget about it.
     
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