This policy setting allows you to configure whether Windows Defender Antivirus automatically takes action on all detected threats. The action to be taken on a particular threat is determined by the combination of the policy-defined action, user-defined action, and the signature-defined action.
If you enable this policy setting, Windows Defender Antivirus does not automatically take action on the detected threats, but prompts users to choose from the actions available for each threat.
If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Windows Defender Antivirus automatically takes action on all detected threats after a nonconfigurable delay of approximately five seconds.
|Registry Path||Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender|