Turn on heuristics

This policy setting allows you to configure heuristics. Suspicious detections will be suppressed right before reporting to the engine client. Turning off heuristics will reduce the capability to flag new threats. It is recommended that you do not turn off heuristics. If you enable or do not configure this setting heuristics will be enabled. If you disable this setting heuristics will be disabled.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  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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