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Permanently Disable Windows Defender

Disable Windows Defender on Windows 10

Quick How-To on disabling Windows Defender.

In the Type here to search box, type in RUN and hit Enter

Type regedit and hit Enter

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender

In the window pane on the right, you will see one value only called Default

Right click and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value

Name it DisableAntiSpyware

Open up the entry, and change Value Data from 0 to 1

Click OK and Reboot.  Defender will now be disabled