Fix: Your Virus and Threat Protection Is Managed by Your Organization


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In modern days, if you are an IT worker, getting a proper security suite for your system is as important as getting yourself vaccinated. A security program would ensure that your system’s health is not deteriorated while malware attacks it.

While there are many options available to choose an antimalware that suits your system’s compatibility and your budget, for Windows 10 users, Windows Defender does an excellent job.

Windows Defender is the inbuilt security solution of Windows. Though previously, it used to be heavily criticized because of its low effectiveness, from the past few years, Microsoft has improved a lot in it, and today it is one of the top security programs available.

Though, it is not free from bugs, and a lot of users frequently complaints about errors in it. One such error is this message:

“Your Virus and Threat Protection Is Managed by Your Organization”

Some users reported that they are receiving this error message while they try to open or start scanning in the Windows Defender.

In this guide, we would discuss what the possible causes of this error are and some solutions to fix it.

What causes “Your Virus and Threat Protection Is Managed by Your Organization” error?

There could be several reasons for this error. Most commonly, it happens with the users who have recently applied the Windows update, especially the Windows 10 1803 update.

Other than that, it could also occur when a malicious program alters the settings of Windows Defender.

Sometimes Windows Defender could not update itself properly because of the user’s restrictions. This could also be the reason for that error. 

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In the following section, we would discuss some solutions to fix it.

How to Fix “Your Virus and Threat Protection Is Managed by Your Organization”?

Remove DisableAntiSpyware using Command Prompt

In the recent update, Microsoft has strangely disabled the anti-spyware capability of the Windows Defender. So to solve this, you have to remove the registry, which is stopping Windows Defender from acting against the Spyware.

  1. Open Command Prompt

    In the recent update, Microsoft has strangely disabled the anti-spyware capability of the Windows Defender. So to solve this, you have to remove the registry, which is stopping Windows Defender from acting against the Spyware.Run Command Prompt as Administrator

  2. Insert the command

    In the Command line window, copy and paste the following command and hit the Enter key:
    REG DELETE “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender” /v DisableAntiSpywareDisableAntispyware using Command Prompt

  3. Wait for the command to operate, and after completion, restart your device.

Try running Windows Defender. Your problem should have been solved.

Remove DisableAntiSpyware using Registry Editor

If you are facing a problem removing the DisbaleAntiSpyware using Command Prompt, try doing that using Registry Editor.

1. Open Run windows by searching it from Windows search or by right-clicking on Windows icon and selecting Run. 

2. Type Regedit and hit the Enter key.

Open Registry Editor Run Command

3. Navigate to the following path:

Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows Defender

Windows Defender Regedit Directory

4. Right-click on the DisableAntiSpyware and then select Delete.

Delete DisableAntiSpyware

After completing the above steps, restart the computer and check whether the problem gets solved or not.

Check for the Malware

As we have discussed, there might be a malware that may have changed the settings of the Windows Defender and hence causing this trouble. So it is essential to catch and remove that malware to resolve the problem. You must use a proper antimalware for removing that. Here MalwareFox is used for the purpose.

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Perform the full system scan, and after the process is complete, restart the computer. Now check if Windows Defender is running correctly or not. If not, then you should disable the other antimalware program and keep only Windows Defender active.

Bottom Line

To summarize, in this guide, we have discussed what the possible causes and solutions for the error message “Your Virus and Threat Protection Is Managed by Your Organization” are. Although if you are still facing the problem, you can try any other antimalware and disable the Windows Defender.


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  • ​Removes Malware which Antivirus cannot
  • Protects from ​Ransomware Attacks
  • ​Lightweight​ and Fast ​Detection

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