Scan archive files

This policy setting allows you to configure scans for malicious software and unwanted software in archive files such as . ZIP or . CAB files. If you enable or do not configure this setting archive files will be scanned. If you disable this setting archive files will not be scanned.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  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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