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Disable Windows defender in Windows 11

I'm trying to disable Windows defender in Windows 11 Pro. I have tried to update the group policy editor Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Defender Antivirus > Turn off Microsoft Defender Antivirus. I was setting it to enabled but when I was closing the group policy editor and opening it back, the setting was back to not configured and windows defender was still running. After that, I went to task manager > Resource Monitor and suspended the MsMpEng.exe process and then the setting stayed on "Enabled". Even so, the windows defender was still not disabled. I have also tried with a registry key DisableAntiSpyware but that didn't work either. I want to mention that "Tamper Protection" was always off and I rebooted the computer after every step.

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Installing third party AV software is one method that turns off Microsoft Defender.



See this links:


https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5918-how-turn-off-microsoft-defender-antivirus-windows-10-a.html
https://www.elevenforum.com/t/has-anyone-found-a-way-to-disable-windows-defender-in-windows-11.349/



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This post didn't help me directly, but the link inside it did. I found the Defender Control software due to this forum post https://www.elevenforum.com/t/has-anyone-found-a-way-to-disable-windows-defender-in-windows-11.349 . It worked for me.

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