Turn on spyware definitions

This policy setting allows you to manage whether spyware definitions are used during a scan.

If you enable or do not configure this setting, spyware definitions will be enabled by default and used during scans.

If you disable this setting, spyware definitions will be disabled and will not be used during scans.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware
Value NameDisableAntiSpyware
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1


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