Turn on virus definitions

This policy setting allows you to manage whether virus definitions are used during a scan.

If you enable or do not configure this setting, virus definitions will be enabled and used during scans.

If you disable this setting, virus definitions will be disabled and will not be used during scans.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\
Value NameDisableAntiVirus
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1

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