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Initiate definition update on startup



This policy setting allows you to configure definition updates on startup when there is no antimalware engine present. If you enable or do not configure this setting definition updates will be initiated on startup when there is no antimalware engine present. If you disable this setting definition updates will not be initiated on startup when there is no antimalware engine present.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Defender -> Signature Updates

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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