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I would like to know how to disable and enable Microsoft Security Essentials from the command line.

This is a common procedure on build machines in order to speed-up the build process.

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+1 on the fact that you explained why you want to do it. –  alex Dec 14 '09 at 14:39
Or else we would have though he was making a virus. –  Zuck Apr 8 '13 at 20:41

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To disable from the (elevated) command line:

net stop MsMpSvc

To start from the (elevated) command line:

net start MsMpSvc

However, you may get similar results by simply going in to the configuration and disable scanning on your solutions/build folder

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protected by Diago Dec 2 '10 at 16:33

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