How to disable Windows Defender in Windows 10?

I’ll describe several options for disabling the Windows Defender in Windows 10:

1) The easiest option is to open the menu “Start“, then “ Settings ” (small gear) – “ Update and Security “, on the left, select the section “ Windows Defender ” and turn off real-time protection.

2) The second option, press the combination of keys Win+R and enter the command “ gpedit.msc “, the editor of the group local policy will open.
Then go to “ Computer Configuration ” – “ Administrative Templates ” – “ Windows Components ” – “ Endpoint Protection ” , right-click on “ Disable Endpoint Protection ” and “ Change “, select “ Enabled ” in the opened window and click “ OK “(to select it back you need to select “Not set”).

3) Click Win+R and type “ regedit ” to start the Registry Editor.
In the Registry Editor window, select “ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ” – “ SOFTWARE ” – “ Policies ” – “ Microsoft ” – Windows Defender “.
In the right part of the window, right-click on “ DisableAntiSpyware ” and “ Change “, and set the value to 1 (to turn on Windows Defender return 0).
If “DisableAntiSpyware” is not present, then right-click on “Windows Defender” – “Create” – “DWORD parameter (32 bits)”, enter “DisableAntiSpyware” and set the value to 1.

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