How to Permanently Disable Windows Defender Home Edition

Windows Defender Task Manager

Unlike the pro version, the Windows Home edition doesn’t have a group policy editor (gpedit) preinstalled. So it’s a bit tricky to disable the antimalware service executable permanently.

Follow these steps to disable Windows defender antivirus on Windows home.

1. Open Windows Security > Virus and Threat Protection > Turn off real-time protection

2. Turn off all the available options like Tamper Protection 

3. Download the gpedit-enabler.bat here []

4. Right-click on the file and Run as an administrator

5. After it’s finished installing, use Windows Key + R

6. When the dialog opens, type gpedit.msc and press enter

7. Navigate to :

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender Antivirus

8. Navigate to Turn off Windows Defender Antivirus policy, double click on it

9. Then, Turn off windows defender antivirus, select Enabled

10. Click OK and Apply button and Restart

I also already previously wrote the same thing How To Permanently Disabled Windows 10 Defender []

The article above is the same to disable windows defender permanently. But without the need to install gpedit-intsaller.

It is always annoying to have antimalware that dictates our activity using our computer, it will always scan the disk whenever we are operating with it. It’s not gonna hurt my computer that much if I am just using it to install some software or doing light stuff with the computer, as I have so many resources dedicated to it. 

But as soon as I am using a heavy load that requires many read and write to the disk and the antivirus also working at the same time, the antivirus will not help me, it just makes my computer work twice harder. For the actual process and the scanning from the antivirus.

I don’t worry about viruses because I'm pretty aware of what I want to install and what I should not install, so any antivirus will not be necessary on any computer I use.

You can disable windows defender real-time temporarily by just turning it off using the defender panel, but once you restart the OS, it will automatically turn on itself and it’s kind of annoying.

As expert computer users, our job requires a lot of memory to use. Without slowing down the computer, we don’t have any antivirus on our system. We will be aware of what kind of program can harm our computer or not. So those antiviruses are completely unnecessary for us.

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