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  1. SatishPNR Win User

    How to reactivate Windows Defender, WD is not getting active due to group policy,


    I need help in reactivating Windows defender. WD is not getting on due to group policy, which I do not understand.

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    SatishPNR, May 1, 2020
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  2. Windows Defender Group Policy Disabeled

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft community.

    As you have stated you want to disable the group policy so that you can run windows defender on the computer.

    I would like to suggest few troubleshooting steps:

    Method 1: Disable group policy from gpedit.msc


    • Press Windows key + R.

    • Type gpedit.msc and click Ok.(it will open Local Group policy editor)

    • Go to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Defender.

    • In the right pane of
      Windows Defender
      in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the
      Turn off Windows Defender
      policy to edit it.

    • Select (dot) Not Configured or
      Disabled, click/tap on OK,

    • When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.
    If the issue still persist you can follow method 2.

    Method 2: Disable group policy from registry.

    Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow
    these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the
    article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756


    • Press Window Key +R.

    • Type regedit and click. (it will open registry)

    • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender

    • Right Click on Window Defender to create a new Dword.

    • Click on New and Select Dword.

    • Type DisableAntiSpyware.

    • Right click on DisableAntiSpyware and click on modify.

    • Set the value to 0 instead of 1.

    Hope this information is helpful. If the issue still persists, you can write back to us and we will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Morris Subba, May 1, 2020
    #2
  3. Window defender turned off due to group policy

    I am running windows 10.windows defender is turned off due to group policy after I install some video player. I have tried to delete hkey local machine value of windows defender but give error that i cannot change the value...then i tried to run gpedit.msc
    but it say term not recognized...any suggestions how i can turn on windows defender?

    * Moved from Windows 10
     
    ShanawarAwan, May 1, 2020
    #3
  4. How to reactivate Windows Defender, WD is not getting active due to group policy,

    windows defender is blocked by group policy

    Hello,

    Thank you for visiting Microsoft Community.

    As per the description, you are experiencing issue with Window Defender is blocked by Group policy on the system.

    I certainly understand your concern.

    I would suggest you to refer to the suggestions provided by
    “CJ. Eichholz” replied on November 20, 2015 in the following Microsoft Community link and check if that helps.

    Windows Defender is off due to group policy (Windows 10)

    Note:
    This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection,
    back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:



    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

    I hope this information is helpful.

    Please do let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Jayant Gupta, May 1, 2020
    #4
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