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Define proxy server for connecting to the network

This policy setting allows you to configure the named proxy that should be used when the client attempts to connect to the network for definition updates and MAPS reporting. If the named proxy fails or if there is no proxy specified the following settings will be used (in order):1. Internet Explorer proxy settings2. Autodetect3. NoneIf you enable this setting the proxy will be set to the specified URL. If you disable or do not configure this setting the proxy will be set according to the order specified above.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows Defender # ProxyServer; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows Defender # ProxyServer

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Defender

Notes

* 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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