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#1 +_Alexander

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 22:42

I am an Administrator. This is Windows 8.1 Professional.

 

regedit - permission denied

task manager - permission denied

admin cmd net stop - permission denied

services.msc - permission denied

msconfig - does nothing

Attempting to disable Windows Defender through Windows Defender GUI - doesn't disable Windows Defender - it is still running in backgroung

 

And no I am not interested in reasons to keep it running in the background. I want my administrative rights back.



Best Answer exotoxic , 26 October 2013 - 01:01

You can turn it off, defender--> settings--> administrator --> uncheck "turn on this application"

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#2 wahoospa

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 23:04

I think Microsoft uses Windows Defender for protection until a different anti-virus program is installed and then it is automatically deactivated. Just trying to help, a little.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 00:45

I think Microsoft uses Windows Defender for protection until a different anti-virus program is installed and then it is automatically deactivated. Just trying to help, a little.

Requesting a fake antivirus program which does nothing but fool Windows Defender, thanks.



#4 i_was_here

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 00:59

Can you perform a system restore to a time before you had all those permission denied problems?

 

If not, maybe try booting to Safe Mode and using the built-in Administrator account?



#5 exotoxic

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:01   Best Answer

You can turn it off, defender--> settings--> administrator --> uncheck "turn on this application"



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:02

http://windows.micro...n-off=windows-7

 

Works the same as before on Win 8.1



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:17

And I restarted and it is not running anymore. What. :/

Considering I could not stop the service, is Microsoft thinking of depracating services.msc?



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:28

Looks as if it's deeply baked in, you can't even uninstall it but installing another antivirus product should disable it.

Are you sure it's Windows Defender doing those things? It shouldn't block system applications from running, especially given they are write protected since Vista which should make them almost impossible to infect with viruses. Did you recently install software restriction policies or something similar? If so, sometimes UAC can block things even on admin accounts if you don't explicitly run something as admin



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:18

You just need to open windows defender, go to settings > administrator > and uncheck "turn on this app".

 

edit: oops should have read all replies and noticed this was already posted.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 13:11

"Considering I could not stop the service, is Microsoft thinking of depracating services.msc?"

 

Its an antivirus application -- you wouldn't want it to just turn off via simple normal user interactive methods.. Or you running some simple code as you could do a simple net stop service and now no antivirus, etc.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 13:22

Or you running some simple code as you could do a simple net stop service and now no antivirus, etc.

 

but on 1st post he said:

 

I am an Administrator. This is Windows 8.1 Professional.

 

admin cmd net stop - permission denied


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 13:31

^ exactly!!  What part did you not understand?  And who cares if he is administrator, its an antivirus application.

 

Here is the funny part in this whole thread.

 

". I want my administrative rights back."

 

Nobody took them, you as "administrator" need to understand how the OS works ;)



#13 Nazmus Shakib Khandaker

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 15:12

Turning it off is foolish, stupid, and irresponsible. It's like saying "I am the admin so I should be able to turn off the ability to boot to the OS, or I should be able to turn off the ability to use the mouse". Yes you are the admin, and you CAN turn these off. You know how? Take a hammer and distroy your PC. That'll shut em off alright!

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 15:40

you wouldn't want it to just turn off via simple normal user interactive methods..

 

Yet the option to turn it off is in defender itself and i would consider that a "normal user interactive method". I would not consider services.msc a "normal user interactive method" since regular users don't use it.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 15:46

Yet the option to turn it off is in defender itself and i would consider that a "normal user interactive method". I would not consider services.msc a "normal user interactive method" since regular users don't use it.

Exactly. Services is a the go-to for turning off things that you don't want running.

 

But, for the topic,

Solved for one computer by restarting.

Solved for the other through gpedit