Allow users to pause scan

This policy setting allows you to manage whether or not end users can pause a scan in progress. If you enable or do not configure this setting a new context menu will be added to the task tray icon to allow the user to pause a scan. If you disable this setting users will not be able to pause scans.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows Defender -> Scan # AllowPause

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Defender -> Scan


* 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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