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Disable Windows Defender completely under Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Capture d'écran - Windows Defender sous Windows 10

If you can't find any utility at Windows Defender, the free Microsoft antivirus installed and automatically enabled with Windows 10, then read this article.

This article is the upgrade of the previous one but for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

To do this, open with the help of Cortana/Research Bar, the local group strategy editor by typing gpedit.msc.

Capture d'écran - menu recherche "gpedit" sous Windows 10
Screenshot — search menu “gpedit” on Windows 10

From the tree of the left column, unfold the following:

Computer Configuration \ Administration Templates \ Windows Components \ Windows Antivirus Windows Defender

Capture d'écran - Éditeur de stratégie de groupe locale sous Windows 10
Screenshot — Local Group Policy Editor on Windows 10

In the right column, double-click on Disable Windows Defender antivirus.

Check the option Activated then do OK.

Capture d'écran - Désactivation de Windows Defender sous Windows 10
Screenshot — Disabling Windows Defender on Windows 10

Windows Defender is now disabled, so the icon of the latter in the Taskbar displays a red cross.

Capture d'écran - Windows Defender sous Windows 10
Screenshot — Windows Defender on Windows 10

To reactivate Windows Defender, open this one, and click the button Restart now.

You will notice in the capture the display bug indicating “Your device is protected” while the real-time protection is turned off.

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