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Error when trying to disable Windows Defender

  1. #11


    Yeah no luck. Any ideas what the error in my OP refers to?

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Try this?:

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  3. #13


    Thanks Edwin. That got me there but I'm getting the exact same error as my original post. Any ideas what this refers to? I've researched the error message for several days and I can't find anything related to Windows Defender.

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  4. #14


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by dricketts View Post
    Yeah no luck. Any ideas what the error in my OP refers to?
    it says check help ,did it show and thing of use. when you click help ??


    and this copy /past answer from a Microsoft community forum to some with similar issue as yours

    quote-the class is not configured to support elevated activation.
    suggests that you are either running Windows without being logged in with administrative rights, meaning that you cannot make changes to Defender, including reviewing History, or you have conflicting security software installed, which may also be the cause of your first error.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dricketts View Post
    Yeah no luck. Any ideas what the error in my OP refers to?
    it says check help ,did it show and thing of use. when you click help ??
    It would have been nice but no. Just a window with MS propaganda about why Defender is soo important. Absolutely nothing of value.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by dricketts View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dricketts View Post
    Yeah no luck. Any ideas what the error in my OP refers to?
    it says check help ,did it show and thing of use. when you click help ??
    It would have been nice but no. Just a window with MS propaganda about why Defender is soo important. Absolutely nothing of value.
    ok ,so what about the stuff in the quote i posted from the other site,do you have answers to that
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  7. #17


    Try Running Windows Defender as Admin, Maybe That Would Solve The Issue
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  8. #18


    How about "killing" it's service ?
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  9. #19

    how to turn off defender


    The easiest way to do it of is too download another AV, your system automatically detects it and shuts defender off, now if this doesnt happen then the original >> OS << install was corrupted. (see 1)

    The choice of AV is yours,
    but from what your saying i would suggest Avast home free which gives you the option to dissable any or all of its components.

    I DO NOT ADVISE that you dissable them all.

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    if you previously had another AV installed and it was not uninstalled properly (and fully) then W8 would still regard it as active and not allow you restart Defender.

    Roy
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  10. #20


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    W8.1, W7


    It's very well 'locked down' (can't change service settings, rename, delete, end task, take ownership etc). One sure way to kill it, rename Windows Defender folder, 2 ways (that I know about): linux, or connect the os hd to another pc using usb.

    btw, am not supporting to run without AV, but anyone is completely free to choose to do so.
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