This reference provides functions descriptions and syntax for all Defender-specific functions. It lists the functions in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the functions.
You might also hear these functions being referred to as cmdlets. They were designed to appear like cmdlets, even though they were developed as PowerShell functions.
Modifies settings for Windows Defender.
Gets the status of antimalware software on the computer.
Gets preferences for the Windows Defender scans and updates.
Gets the history of threats detected on the computer.
Gets known threats from the definitions catalog.
Gets active and past malware threats that Windows Defender detected.
Removes exclusions or default actions.
Removes active threats from a computer.
Configures preferences for Windows Defender scans and updates.
Starts a scan on a computer.
Starts a Windows Defender offline scan.
Updates the antimalware definitions on a computer.