Scan network files

This policy setting allows you to configure scanning for network files. It is recommended that you do not enable this setting. If you enable this setting network files will be scanned. If you disable or do not configure this setting network files will not be scanned.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  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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