ThreatSeverityDefaultAction

ThreadSeverityDefaultAction configures the default action to be taken for a threat alert that Windows Defender takes. Windows Defender is an application that can prevent, remove, and quarantine malware (malicious software) and spyware.

Child Elements

Setting Description
Low Specifies the default action to take for threat alert identified as Low.
Moderate Specifies the default action to take for threat alert identified as Moderate.
High Specifies the default action to take for threat alert identified as High.
Severe Specifies the default action to take for threat alert identified as Severe.

Valid Configuration Passes

oobeSystem

offlineServicing

specialize

Parent Hierarchy

Security-Malware-Windows-Defender | ThreatSeverityDefaultAction

Applies To

For Windows Windows Server 2016 editions, Windows Defender is installed with the operating system.

For Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008, Windows Defender is installed with the Desktop Experience Pack.

For a full list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Security-Malware-Windows-Defender.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set the default action to be taken for a threat alert.

<ThreatSeverityDefaultAction>
            <Low>2</Low>
            <Moderate>2</Moderate>
            <High>2</High>
            <Severe>2</Severe>
</ThreatSeverityDefaultAction>

Security-Malware-Windows-Defender