Specify threat alert levels at which default action should not be taken when detected

This policy setting allows you to customize which automatic remediation action will be taken for each threat alert level. Threat alert levels should be added under the Options for this setting. Each entry must be listed as a name value pair. The name defines a threat alert level. The value contains the action ID for the remediation action that should be taken. Valid threat alert levels are:1 = Low2 = Medium4 = High5 = SevereValid remediation action values are:2 = Quarantine3 = Remove6 = Ignore

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows Defender -> Threats # Threats_ThreatSeverityDefaultAction; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows Defender -> Threats -> ThreatSeverityDefaultAction

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Defender -> Threats


* 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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