Defender

This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all Defender-specific cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet.

defender

Add-MpPreference

Modifies settings for Windows Defender.

Get-MpComputerStatus

Gets the status of antimalware software on the computer.

Get-MpPreference

Gets preferences for the Windows Defender scans and updates.

Get-MpThreat

Gets the history of threats detected on the computer.

Get-MpThreatCatalog

Gets known threats from the definitions catalog.

Get-MpThreatDetection

Gets active and past malware threats that Windows Defender detected.

Remove-MpPreference

Removes exclusions or default actions.

Remove-MpThreat

Removes active threats from a computer.

Set-MpPreference

Configures preferences for Windows Defender scans and updates.

Start-MpScan

Starts a scan on a computer.

Start-MpWDOScan

Starts a Windows Defender offline scan.

Update-MpSignature

Updates the antimalware definitions on a computer.