InformationThis policy setting allows you to configure behavior monitoring for Windows Defender Antivirus.
The recommended state for this setting is: Enabled.
When running an antivirus solution such as Windows Defender Antivirus, it is important to ensure that it is configured to heuristically monitor in real-time for suspicious and known malicious activity.
SolutionTo establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Enabled:
Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Defender Antivirus\Real-Time Protection\Turn on behavior monitoring
Note: This Group Policy path may not exist by default. It is provided by the Group Policy template WindowsDefender.admx/adml that is included with the Microsoft Windows 8.1 & Server 2012 R2 Administrative Templates (or newer).
None - this is the default configuration.
Enabled. (Behavior monitoring will be enabled.)