Fix: Your Virus & threat protection is managed by your organization

Windows Security is the in-built Anti-Virus program that comes with Windows 10 computers. It was also called as Windows Defender or Windows Defender Security Center before. This program provides the Security to the data and keeps the computer safe and secured. It is as secure as any other third party Anti-Virus program to safeguard the computer.

Sometimes, when you try launching the Windows Security in Windows 10 computer, you may encounter an error message saying, “Your Virus & threat protection is managed by your organization.” The error message appears as below.

If you are facing this issue with Windows Security program in your computer, you can refer the below resolution steps to fix the error message.

How to fix error Your Virus & Threat Protection is managed by Your Organization?

Follow the below resolution steps one by one and check if the issue get resolves after each step. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further troubleshooting steps.

Quick Note: Before proceeding with the troubleshooting steps, recommend you to create a System Restore point. If something goes wrong during troubleshooting, you can Restore your computer back to previous working state.

Before performing the below resolution steps, we suggest you to once reboot your computer and check if the issue resolves. If the issue remains, you can continue further.

Perform Clean Boot:

Clean boot allows you to start the Windows with a minimal set of drivers, services and startup programs. If any particular program causing the issue, clean boot might resolve it and get the Windows Security work properly.

Refer the below link to perform clean boot in Windows 10 computers.

Learn how to perform clean boot in Windows 10.

Reboot your computer and try launching Windows Security. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further resolution steps.

Remove Anti-Virus program:

There are chances that the third-party Anti-Virus may cause this issue with the Windows Security. If the Anti-Virus program is out-dated or corrupted by any chance it may cause severe issues.

Therefore, we suggest you to completely uninstall Anti-Virus program in the computer and check the issue with the error “Your Virus & Threat Protection is managed by your organization” get fixed. You can refer the below links to disable and uninstall anti-Virus program from your computer.

How to disable Anti-Virus program?

List of Anti-Virus removal tools.

After removing the Anti-Virus program, if the Windows Security works fine, you can re-install your Anti-Virus program later.

If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further troubleshooting steps.

Fix Virus & Threat Protection error using Command Prompt:

Perform the below steps to fix the Virus & Threat protection error while launching Windows Security in Windows 10.

  1. Click on Windows logo, type CMD in the search box. Right click on Command Prompt and select the option Run as Administrator.

2. In the elevated Command Prompt, type the below command and hit enter.

REG DELETE “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender” /v DisableAntiSpyware

3. To confirm the deletion of DisableAntiSpyware registry value, Click Y and hit enter.

Reboot your computer now and check if the Windows Security works without any errors.

The above troubleshooting steps helps you to fix the issue with the error “Your Virus & Threat protection is managed by your organization.” If you need assistance on any other error message, do comments below.

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