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Turn on reparse point scanning



This policy setting allows you to configure reparse point scanning. If you allow reparse points to be scanned there is a possible risk of recursion. However the engine supports following reparse points to a maximum depth so at worst scanning could be slowed. Reparse point scanning is disabled by default and this is the recommended state for this functionality. If you enable this setting reparse point scanning will be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this setting reparse point scanning will be disabled.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  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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