Allow real-time definition updates based on reports to Microsoft MAPS

This policy setting allows you to enable real-time definition updates in response to reports sent to Microsoft MAPS. If the service reports a file as an unknown and Microsoft MAPS finds that the latest definition update has definitions for a threat involving that file the service will receive all of the latest definitions for that threat immediately. You must have configured your computer to join Microsoft MAPS for this functionality to work. If you enable or do not configure this setting real-time definition updates will be enabled. If you disable this setting real-time definition updates will disabled.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows Defender -> Signature Updates # RealtimeSignatureDelivery

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Defender -> Signature Updates


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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