Is there a way to disable this part of Defender also? That is what I did. This unit like others above, will go through a 2 or 3 hour process to install an update, finally fail and then return to a non bootable state. The very small numbers of machines affected by any update related item s is just that, very small numbers. Before I begin, I want to be very clear that this is not something I recommend. I've already tried disabling what I can from startups, both as software and as services.
Step 4: Here, turn off the following three options: Real-time protection Cloud-based protection Sample submission Step 5: Now, go to the next Step in NoDefender utility to see Disable Windows Defender button. The space between this and the next item is important. No more hanging, while continually searching for, and downloading updates day after day that have Failed to Install!! The week after Christmas I started up my home laptop and wondered why it was so slow … update was downloading and installing changes. Read the below steps to know how does it works. The samples are submitted automatically.
If you really hate antivirus, Windows Defender is the least intrusive program you can use—so you should probably leave it on. However, I could solve it by, as the message says, going into Security and Maintenance via Control Panel and enabling Defender there. Generally, it has to be restarted although it sometimes re-enables itself. Click on the Plus button of the Exclude a file or Exclude a folder under Files and folders section. Other Customization Options As you have seen the Windows Defender in the Settings of Windows 10, there are other options.
Or do you opt for something else? There are two ways you can disable Windows Defender. Just follow the steps below, and you should have your problem fixed in no time. Most other antivirus apps are pretty good about turning Defender off when you install them, and turning it back on if you uninstall them. If you disable it and have no other antivirus app installed, Defender will turn real-time protection back on automatically when you restart Windows. Typically, the Local Group Policy way is a little easier to perform, but you can only use it on Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions of Window 10.
The desktops are usually left on all the time, unless we have a power outage or I need them to all shut down, so they are not affected the same way all the time. When I started up my work laptop Tues to install the. Why Not Use the Default Option? However, your device may become vulnerable to threats. This is crap and I am pissed. The Startup Menu still exists, but it is a different folder for All Users in Windows 10.
We need to bring out a bigger hammer. WindowsInstructed has been founded as a Windows solutions website for the most common Windows issues that users are experiencing while using their system. About 65% of our employees are on laptop vs desktop, but they work in the office every day - they only have laptops so they can work remotely on weekends or when on the road, if required, and many times the batteries are depleted or they have actually shut them down over the weekend, so when they come into the office on Monday morning it becomes somewhat frustrating for those that actually are cold booting. Does Windows 10 still use a Startup folder in the Start Menu where one of these batch files could be placed to execute automatically upon start up? Update had re-enabled itself and was downloading updates. I have 1 system, that seems to have had the Defender Service disabled in System Config a while ago - possibly when it was a Win 7 Pro machine, before we upgraded to Win 10 Pro. Have not installed another anti-virus app either.
In previous Windows version, turning off or disabling Windows Defender was easy. All versions of Windows 10 can turn off Windows Defender using the registry method. I do believe that Windows should expose controls for Windows Update at its old, Windows 7 level of granularity, allowing you to choose if and when to take updates and which updates to take or ignore. Note: do make a before you make any changes. We also heard that unexpected reboots are disruptive if they happen at the wrong time. Only if you have to As I said at the beginning, this is meant as a work-around only for those who need to stop Windows Update for a short period of time. Again we recommend you only do this to test or to replace it with other software! There are many interruptions produced by this antivirus on Windows, so it needs to be removed.
The Registry Editor will appear. Scroll down to Security and Maintenance 4. You can then tick a box of an update you want to stop and that will then stop that update from running. Again, this is all from my experience managing a roughly 100 user environment with ~ 65 of those users being remote workers 80%+ of the time. I am on Windows version 1703, which was the last one that worked properly. I am hoping that changes in the Services program will be permanent until you change it and that Windows will not automatically revert this method to automatic. Hope this helps and let us know if you have any questions.