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  1. cat
    February 19, 2022 @ 1:45 am

    I tried all these things but none work, I'm unable to make any changes to the values in regedit, it always says I can't, even tho I gave myself permission as Admin. My computer must be all messed up. It's frustrating.


    • lakonst
      February 19, 2022 @ 8:26 am

      Disable Real-Time protection first and then open the registry editor to make the changes.


  2. emmanuel moses
    June 17, 2020 @ 12:26 am

    Thanks A lot, You are Good!


  3. John
    March 1, 2020 @ 3:07 pm

    Thank you so much! Method 2 worked fine for me.


  4. Roken
    October 30, 2019 @ 1:10 am

    Hello. Unfortunately it didn't work out.

    Last week there was a new Windows 10 system update. Maybe it's related to the issue.

    When I access (hklm\software\microsoft\windows defender) on register editor, and create a new key labeled "DisableAntiSpyware", the system issues an error and it´s not possible to create this key.

    I gave all the full control permissions as you described, but it doesn't work.

    I still have Antimalware Service Executable, Windows Defender Antivirus Service always running in my PC.

    Could you please check it again and give me some feedback ?

    Thank you in advance!


    • lakonst
      October 30, 2019 @ 1:11 pm

      You have right. But proceed and apply the instructions on step-3 and you 'll be OK.


      • Roken
        October 30, 2019 @ 8:56 pm

        Thank you for reply. Unfortunately I can´t do that either.

        The system do not allow me to change the Start value from 3 (for me) to 4, for the entry "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdNisSvc" on regedit. Even with all permissions.

        I tried all the steps you wrote. It seems like nothing work with this new uptade of Windows 10 O.S.


        • lakonst
          November 1, 2019 @ 11:46 am

          Turn Off the Real-Time protection and then close and re-open the Registry Editor.


          • Roken
            November 1, 2019 @ 7:58 pm

            Hi. Thank you for help me out!

            There is no option to disable Windows Defender real time protection by Windows 10 standard configurations (made by users on console).

            It seems like there is no Windows Defender active when you look into Windows configurations. Only in the background like I could find in services and even in process on task manager.

            One reason is that I am using another antivirus software (Avast). So Windows 10 only display configurations to the user about the anti-virus chosen by him.

            Even turning off Avast antivirus, Windows 10 still does not allow to change any registry entry related with Windows Defender.

  5. Jack
    September 17, 2019 @ 4:07 am


    I absolutely hate these worthless Microshaft Winblows services that do nothing but waste resources!

    THANK YOU! For helping me kill off this garbage!!!


    • Roken
      November 10, 2019 @ 5:19 pm

      It seems like the only way to do that is using the software NSudo.


  6. dfghjkl
    March 4, 2019 @ 6:56 am

    Thanks very much.


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