Windows Defender not listed in local group policy


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For some reason, my windows defender has been turned off by group policy. I have tried all the usual methods to uncheck the "TURN OFF WINDOWS DEFNDER". Well unfortunately, windows defender is not listed in my local group policy.My system uses a windows 10. I hope someone could tell me how to enlist windows defender in local group policy, so i can enable it again.
 
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Hi Tesler,

Welcome to the Forum.
  • Right-click on Start and select Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Click Yes to the User Account Control prompt
  • In the Administrator: Command Prompt window type or copy & paste the following:

    Code:
    REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender"

    Press Enter key

    Take a look at what results you get.

    If you see DisableAntiSpyware listed then type or copy & paste the following:

    Code:
    REG DELETE "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" /v "DisableAntiSpyware" /f

    Press Enter key

    Sample image

    sample.png


    Now close all programs and Restart Computer.

    You ought to be able to turn Windows Defender on now.

Regards,

Regedit32
 
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Are you applying the line in the regedt "find"?

But, you must not include the " at the front and end - this

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender

What are you attempting?. It can often be unwise to apply old reg fixes, as paths..etc... may have changed (See the date of the original post)
 
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I didn't see mentioned but do you have a third-party antivirus program installed? They frequently disable Windows Defender.
 
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I have a Third party AV forticlient, i uninstalled it now i can't turn on my real time protection and can't find windows defender on group policy editor. Pls help
 
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i cant find windows defender in Group Policy either pls help I wanna disable it so I can run my injector
 

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