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Question Delete Windows defender folder

cediegamotin

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Hi guys, I tried everything to disable win defender, gpeedit, its own settings, but still MsMpEng.exe is still running, I want to remove this Antimalware Executable and delete the entire folder
 

Darkbreeze

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It's part of Windows. You can't just "delete" it, or you'll bork the whole Windows installation up and have to reinstall.

There IS a way to fully disable it, but unless you are running another antivirus or antimalware utility it is a very bad idea. Why are you trying to disable it, and what are you running instead of it?
 

cediegamotin

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Jan 20, 2018
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It's part of Windows. You can't just "delete" it, or you'll bork the whole Windows installation up and have to reinstall.

There IS a way to fully disable it, but unless you are running another antivirus or antimalware utility it is a very bad idea. Why are you trying to disable it, and what are you running instead of it?
I don't want to run any antivirus at all, and sometimes windows 10 defender takes up 2gb of my RAM
 

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