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bcurran3 disable defender

Disable Windows Defender (Config)

0.0.1 | Updated: 02 May 2018



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  • bcurran3

Disable Windows Defender (Config) 0.0.1

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To install Disable Windows Defender (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Disable Windows Defender (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Disable Windows Defender (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade disabledefender-winconfig -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade disabledefender-winconfig -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure disabledefender-winconfig installed
    name: disabledefender-winconfig
    state: present
    version: 0.0.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'disabledefender-winconfig' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.0.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: disabledefender-winconfig,
    Version: 0.0.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller disabledefender-winconfig
   Name     = 'disabledefender-winconfig'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.0.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'disabledefender-winconfig':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.0.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install disabledefender-winconfig version="0.0.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 03 May 2018.


This package disables Windows Defender

Uninstalling the package will re-enable Windows Defender


$packageName = 'disabledefender-winconfig'

# Windows 7
If (Get-IsWin7)
    Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinDefend" -Name "Start" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force
	Write-Host Windows Defender service disabled. -foreground magenta

# Windows 8 & 10
if (Test-Path -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\DisableAntiSpyware")
     Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" -Name "DisableAntiSpyware" -Value 1 -Type DWord -Force
    } else {
#      New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" -Name "DisableAntiSpyware" -Force
      Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" -Name "DisableAntiSpyware" -Value 1 -Type DWord -Force
	  Write-Host Windows Defender disabled. -foreground magenta
$packageName = 'disabledefender-winconfig'

# Windows 7
If (Get-IsWin7)
    Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinDefend" -Name "Start" -Value 2 -Type DWord -Force
	Write-Host Windows Defender service enabled. -foreground magenta
# Windows 8 & 10
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" -Name "DisableAntiSpyware" -Value 0 -Type DWord -Force
Write-Host Windows Defender enabled. -foreground magenta


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