Windows: Disable Windows Defender

1. How to disable Windows Defender using Local Group Policy

Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.
Type gpedit.msc and click OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor.

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender

On the right, double-click Turn off Windows Defender.


2. Using the UI or PowerShell

Turn off Windows Defender Real-Time Protection using PowerShell
Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $true
remove windows defender open command prompt with administrator and copy following
Dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:Windows-Defender /Remove /NoRestart /quiet
restart server

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