Solution: “your virus and threat protection is managed by your organization”

Without that it would be noticeable, Windows 10 deactivates sometimes the inserted virus protection. The message "Your virus and threat protection is managed by their organization" does not help here either. We have solutions for you.

The fact that the virus protection of Windows is inactive is often only seen by the user when he accidentally opens Windows Defender and notices that the virus protection is inactive. If you click on the icon, it only says in red letters „Their virus and threat protection is managed by their organization". How to solve the problem, we explain here.

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What does "Your virus and threat protection is managed by your organization" mean??

This message is also seen as a "private person", which do not belong to any "organization belongs to. The „is managed by their organization" in the case of virus protection should only mean that Windows Defender has found a setting that it can not change or overwrite automatically. In this case, for example, the issue is that a value has been set in the Windows registry that disables the built-in virus protection. In just a few steps you can change that and re-enable it.

/> Here’s how you can re-enable Windows 10’s virus and threat protection:

  1. Presses the keys Windows + R at the same time to open a "Run" window open.
  2. There you type the command regedit and clicks OK.
  3. Now click through to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Policies/Microsoft/Windows Defender
  4. On the right you will see the entry "DisableAntiSpyware".
  5. Double click on the entry and change the value from 1 to 0.
  6. Closes the registry editor and restarts Windows to apply the change.

After that you can use the "Windows Defender Security Center" and you will find out that the section "Viruses&" is not open Threat protection" has a green checkmark indicating that everything is working smoothly.

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Other methods to solve the problem "Their virus and threat protection is managed by their organization." To solve

If after the above described reactivation of the virus protection in the registry still this message appears, then this may be due to the fact that Windows is not up to date. In that case, you should try checking for updates for your Windows 10.

This way you can look for updates:

  1. Press the Windows + i keys to access Windows settings.
  2. Click on the icon "Update and security".
  3. Click right at "Windows-Update click on the "Check for updates" button.
  4. If updates were found, they installed.

Hopefully after a reboot the problem is solved. If it persists, you should either contact Microsoft support or install an alternative antivirus program. In no case you should use Windows unprotected, because a possible infestation with a Trojan can cost you all your data and sometimes also confidential information and account accesses.

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Did this tip help you? The message "Your virus and threat protection is managed by your organization" occurs sporadically and may be caused, among other things, by a previous antivirus tool that has been uninstalled in the meantime disabling your built-in antivirus protection.

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