Turn off routine remediation


This policy setting allows you to configure whether Windows Defender automatically takes action on all detected threats. The action to be taken on a particular threat is determined by the combination of the policy-defined action, user-defined action, and the signature-defined action.

If you enable this policy setting, Windows Defender does not automatically take action on the detected threats, but prompts users to choose from the actions available for each threat.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Windows Defender automatically takes action on all detected threats after a nonconfigurable delay of approximately five seconds.

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

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