Quite simply I'm looking for a way to disable Microsoft's security essentials service from the command line, you used to be able to run the command (as admin)
net stop MsMpSvc
but that was somehow rendered useless after an update (err 5:access denied) .
I then even ran a shell as 'SYSTEM' user (which is the user that MsMpSvc runs under) but alas still get an access denied message using the commands taskkill (for msmpeng.exe) and stop-service with the -force argument.
Is there a way around this?
Yes I'm aware of the security implications of this