Configure local setting override for maximum percentage of CPU utilization

This policy setting configures a local override for the configuration of maximum percentage of CPU utilization during scan. This setting can only be set by Group Policy. If you enable this setting the local preference setting will take priority over Group Policy. If you disable or do not configure this setting Group Policy will take priority over the local preference setting.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  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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