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Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

  1. #50


    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Avada,

    Did you run the command in an "elevated" command prompt?

    Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8
    Yes. It didn't work. Apparently it's impossible. I had to resort to the crude measures (removing defender's folder) suggested here: ** Removed **
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Apr 2017 at 08:51. Reason: Removed outdated link

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  2. #51


    Hi Shawn,

    At the last version of Defender on Windows 8.1 Settings/Administrators tab was removed by Microsoft. Can you update tutorial?

    As a little contribution I uploaded necessary reg files here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l26dbxzovp...ender.rar?dl=1
    Last edited by nonpasaran; 30 Apr 2017 at 04:18. Reason: tipo, add link
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  3. #52


    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by nonpasaran View Post
    Hi Shawn,

    At the last version of Defender on Windows 8.1 Settings/Administrators tab was removed by Microsoft. Can you update tutorial?
    For what it's worth this worked for me: ** REMOVED **
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Apr 2017 at 09:51. Reason: removed link
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  4. #53


    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nonpasaran View Post
    Hi Shawn,

    At the last version of Defender on Windows 8.1 Settings/Administrators tab was removed by Microsoft. Can you update tutorial?
    For what it's wroth this worked for me: ** REMOVED **
    Thank you Avada but I know how to do it. This setting a part of gpedit. I posted just give a information to Brink
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Apr 2017 at 09:51. Reason: removed link
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  5. #54


    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by nonpasaran View Post
    Thank you Avada but I know how to do it. This setting a part of gpedit. I posted just give a information to Brink
    I didn't meant it for you specifically. It's just that nothing in this guide works anymore. (Or even worked two years ago)

    And the removing the defender folder thing I did before is unreliable. Windows ignores whatever right set to it, and Widnows Update reinstalls it anyway, no matter what you do.
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  6. #55


    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nonpasaran View Post
    Thank you Avada but I know how to do it. This setting a part of gpedit. I posted just give a information to Brink
    I didn't meant it for you specifically. It's just that nothing in this guide works anymore. (Or even worked two years ago)

    And the removing the defender folder thing I did before is unreliable. Windows ignores whatever right set to it, and Widnows Update reinstalls it anyway, no matter what you do.
    OK
    This situation is new. Microsoft delete Administrator tab with Windows Defender build 4.10.209.0.
    İf you have not Group Policy because of Windows edition you can use regedit files which I gave download link 3 posts before or you can wait Brink's update.
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  7. #56


    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by nonpasaran View Post
    OK
    This situation is new. Microsoft delete Administrator tab with Windows Defender build 4.10.209.0.
    İf you have not Group Policy because of Windows edition you can use regedit files which I gave download link 3 posts before or you can wait Brink's update.
    Not that it matters now but, actually the defender config didn't work for me before, years ago. (I forgot why.)
    Now the defender config just fails to start.
    Similar error message to this, but with a mention of sxtrace.exe at the end:
    Click image for larger version
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  8. #57


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    The tutorial has now been updated. Thank you for letting me know.
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