Configure the 'Block at First Sight' feature

This feature ensures the device checks in real time with the Microsoft Active Protection Service (MAPS) before allowing certain content to be run or accessed. If this feature is disabled, the check will not occur, which will lower the protection state of the device.
Enabled – The Block at First Sight setting is turned on.
Disabled – The Block at First Sight setting is turned off.

This feature requires these Group Policy settings to be set as follows:
MAPS -> The "Join Microsoft MAPS" must be enabled or the "Block at First Sight" feature will not function.
MAPS -> The "Send file samples when further analysis is required" should be set to 1 (Send safe samples) or 3 (Send all samples). Setting to 0 (Always Prompt) will lower the protection state of the device. Setting to 2 (Never send) means the "Block at First Sight" feature will not function.
Real-time Protection -> The "Scan all downloaded files and attachments" policy must be enabled or the "Block at First Sight" feature will not function.
Real-time Protection -> Do not enable the "Turn off real-time protection" policy or the "Block at First Sight" feature will not function.


Supported on: At least Windows 10 Server, Windows 10 or Windows 10 RT
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Spynet
Value NameDisableBlockAtFirstSeen
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1

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