How to fix your virus and threat protection is managed by your organization

How to fix your virus and threat protection is managed by your organization

Windows 10 has its own in-built antivirus called Microsoft Defender Antivirus, which helps keep your operating system in perfect shape against threats like viruses, malware, and spyware. Formerly known as Windows Security Center, Microsoft Defender Antivirus provides comprehensive real-time protection from threats automatically. And you don’t need to install any third-party antivirus program on Windows 10 as it is adequate to keep all sorts of threats at bay without shelling out a dime. 

Moreover, Microsoft Defender Antivirus is integrated well with OS which the third-party antivirus cannot achieve.  Best of all, it doesn’t slow down your system and runs smoothly to do its job without hogging a lot of memory.

It is not necessary that Windows Security always in its actions against online and offline threats.  It sometimes gets derailed from its regular services for some unknown reasons. 

To keep your system completely secure, you should monitor Microsoft Defender Antivirus timely whether it is in its regular form or not.

But recently some Windows 10 users reported that their Windows Defender Antivirus showing “Your Virus & threat protection is managed by your organization” instead of the usual scanning options. 

The following screenshot shows the “Your Virus & threat protection is managed by your organization” issue.

your virus and threat protection is managed by your organization

What are the causes of  “Your Virus & threat protection is managed by your organization”?

This issue can happen after installing Windows updates especially April 1803 update. It can also occur with the presence of malware or viruses in your system that interferes with the process of Windows Defender Antivirus.

How to fix this issue?

Here are the detailed steps that you need to follow to fix “Your Virus & threat protection is managed by your organization.”

1. By Removing Malware with Antimalware Tools

2. By Deleting DisableAntiSpyware Registry Entry

Solution-#1 By Removing Malware with Antimalware Tool

In this post, we have already mentioned that malware can be the culprit of this severe issue with Windows Defender Antivirus. To perform a full scan with a third-party antimalware tool like Malwarebytes to eliminate this issue. 

After performing a full scan, check Windows Defender Antivirus whether the issue is fixed or not. 

If your issue is still not fixed, then try out other available solutions to kill “Your Virus & threat protection is managed by your organization” problem.”

Solution-#2 By Deleting DisableAntiSpyware Registry Entry

You can use this powerful way to fix the “Your Virus & threat protection is managed by your organization” issue if the first solution does not work for you.

Now follow these simple steps to fix  the “Your Virus & threat protection is managed by your organization” problem” by deleting DidsableAntiSpyware registry entry.

1. Press the Windows key and R key to open run command.

Pressing Win+R keys together

2. Type regedit in the box and click on the OK button to open the registry editor.

Opening Windows Registry Editior Command

3. Next, navigate to the following registry folder.

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender
HKEY LOCALMACHINE

4. Now right-click on DisableAntiSpyware value and select Delete to continue.

Deleting the value of DisableAntiSpyware

5. After selecting the Delete option, now click on Yes for confirmation to delete the registry value permanently.

click on Yes for confirmation for deleting the registry value permanently

6. Finally, open the Windows Defender Antivirus and click on the Restart now button. 

Restarting Windows Defender Antivirus

Now the Windows Defender Antivirus will start working normally, and the “Your Virus & threat protection is managed by your organization” issue will disappear.

We hope this article helped you learn how to fix your virus and threat protection is managed by your organization still, if you have any doubts you can drop your queries below in the comment box.

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