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Turn on catch-up quick scan



This policy setting allows you to configure catch-up scans for scheduled quick scans. A catch-up scan is a scan that is initiated because a regularly scheduled scan was missed. Usually these scheduled scans are missed because the computer was turned off at the scheduled time. If you enable this setting catch-up scans for scheduled quick scans will be turned on. If a computer is offline for two consecutive scheduled scans a catch-up scan is started the next time someone logs on to the computer. If there is no scheduled scan configured there will be no catch-up scan run. If you disable or do not configure this setting catch-up scans for scheduled quick scans will be turned off.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Defender -> Scan

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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