LKBEN10865: How to deactivate the SpyNet in Microsoft Security Essentials

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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Latest update: 05/10/2020 | Comment:


You need to deactivate SpyNet.




- Close the Microsoft Security Essentials console
- Open the Rgistry-Editor
- Go to the Key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\SpyNet"
- Make sure that you have the right to change the content
- Change the content of the Key "SpyNetReporting" from 1 to 0

Thats all


About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.


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