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Windows defender blocked by group policy

Windows defender is antivirus software that provides security to your system and protects your device from any kind of harmful online activity. This software protects your system by harmful activities like online threats, malware, and viruses. But many users reported that they faced an issue with Windows defender and that issue is “Windows defender blocked by group policy”.

If you are suffered from the same issue as “Windows defender blocked by group policy”, then you don’t need to bother, here we providing you some possible solutions to fix this issue.

Methods to fix the issue “Windows defender blocked by group policy”:

There are some solutions given below to fix this above issue:

  • Uninstall the Windows Defender from your system:

If you are facing any issue from your Windows defender software, then we suggest you uninstall this antivirus software from your system.

To perform this method, you need to go through the steps given below:

  • First of all, you need to hold and press the Windows + R key to open the Run dialogue box on your system.
  • Next, you have to type “CPL” in the address bar of the Run dialogue box and then press the Enter key.
  • After that, you need to select the Windows defender software and then select the option named “Uninstall” to uninstall it from your system.
  • Now, you have to follow the on-screen prompts and click on the button named “Yes” to confirm your action.
  • In the end, you have to restart your computer.

 

  • Turn on Windows defender:

After uninstalling the Windows Defender from your system, you need to install it again and check that you have turned on it. To turn on it, you have to go with the steps given below:

  • At first, you need to press the Windows + R key to open the Run box on your system and then type “cmd” in the search bar of the Run dialogue box.
  • After that, you have to hit the Enter key to open the Command Prompt on your system.
  • Now, you need to type “Windows Defender” in the address bar of the command prompt.
  • Next, you have to select the software named “Windows Defender” and then turn ON it.

Check that if you are still facing the issue “Windows defender blocked by group policy” or not if this error still persists, then we suggest you move towards the next solution.

 

  • Use registry edit:

For use registry editor, you need to go through the steps given below:

  • First of all, you need to press the Windows + R key to open the Run box on your system and then type “exit” in the search bar of the Run box.
  • Now, you have to press the Enter key to open the “Registry Editor” on your system. After that, you need to click on the OK button if ask.
  • After that, you need to double-click on the folder named “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” that appeared at the left panel in the Registry Editor window.
  • Now, you need to double-click on the folder named “SOFTWARE” from the extension of the previous folder.
  • Next, you have to double-click on the folder named “Policies” that appeared in the extension list of the software folder and then select the folder named “Microsoft” from the extension of the policies folder.
  • After that, you need to select the folder named “Windows defender” from the extension list of the Microsoft folder.
  • Now, you have to double-click on the item that appeared in the right panel and the name of that folder is “Default”.
  • After that, you need to enter the value 0 in the box of “Value data” and then click on the button named “OK”.
  • Again, press the Windows key and type control panel in the search bar of the start menu.
  • Then select the option named “Control Panel” and then type “Windows Defender” in the search bar of the control panel.
  • After that, you need to select the option named “Windows defender” and Turn it ON.

 

  • Use local group policy:

You are advised to use local group policy on your system to fix the issue “Windows defender blocked by group policy”.

To perform this method, you need to go through the instructions given below:

  • Firstly, you need to press and hold the Windows + R key to open the Run box on your system.
  • Then type “MSC” in the address bar of the Run box and hit the Enter key on your keyboard to open the Local group policy editor on your system.
  • After that, you have to double-click on the option named “Computer Configuration” that presents at the left panel in the local group policy editor window.
  • Now, you have to select the option named “Administrative Templates” that appeared in the extension list of the computer configuration folder.
  • Next, select the folder named “Windows Defender” from the extension list of the administrative templates folder.
  • After that, you have to scroll down and locate the option named “Turn off windows defender” and click on it to turn off the Windows defender.
  • Now, the “Turn off windows defender” window is opened and you just need to click on the “Not configured” option that available at the top of the left side corner.
  • In the end, you have to press on the “Apply” and “OK” button to save the changes you made recently.

 

  • Enable windows defender:

It is possible that the windows defender is disabled on your system that’s why you are facing the issue. So, you need to enable the Windows Defender on your system.

To enable the Windows Defender software on your system, you have to go with the steps given below:

  • At first, press the Windows + R key to open the Run dialogue box on your system and then type “MSC” in the search bar of the Run dialogue box.
  • After that, you need to press the Enter key and then locate the folder named “Windows Defender” and double-click on it.
  • Now, you have to set the start type to “Automatic” and then click on the “Start” button to turn the Windows defender ON.

We have discussed in this article the solutions to fix the issue “Windows defender blocked by group policy”. If you are still not able to fix this issue, then you can call us on the provided number, our experts will talk to you about this issue and guide you to fix this issue.

 

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