Define the number of days before virus definitions are considered out of date

This policy setting allows you to define the number of days that must pass before virus definitions are considered out of date. If definitions are determined to be out of date, this state may trigger several additional actions, including falling back to an alternative update source or displaying a warning icon in the user interface. By default, this value is set to 14 days.

If you enable this setting, virus definitions will be considered out of date after the number of days specified have passed without an update.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, virus definitions will be considered out of date after the default number of days have passed without an update.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT
Define the number of days before virus definitions are considered out of date

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Signature Updates
Value NameAVSignatureDue
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value14
Min Value0
Max Value4294967295

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