Fix Windows Defender is deactivated by Group Policy in Windows 10

Windows defender is an inbuilt antivirus program made by Microsoft. Many users while trying to access windows defender get this error message saying Windows Defender is deactivated by Group Policy. This happens mostly in cases, when some other program tries to interfere with opening of windows defender. Here , in this article a working fix for this problem is provided.

Fix 1 – Using Registry Editor

1. Search registry editor in windows 10 search box.

2. Click on the search result.


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3. Browse to the location given below.

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

4. Delete DisableAntiSpyware from the right side.


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