Windows Defender is a security application that is provided by default in Windows Vista and later. Although it is known to offer only basic protection for your device, it is better to have it up and running than without any antivirus software. However, in Windows 10, Windows Defender is enabled by default.
However, the Windows Defender application does not include scanning of mapped network drives in the full scan. This can make your system vulnerable and hence you should enable network drive scanning for added security in Windows 10. Here's how you can do it.
Solution: creating a new "scan" registry key
Before proceeding with registry changes, be sure to create a backup of the registry data so that in the event of data loss, it can be restored.
Step 1: press the Windows and R keys on the keyboard together to open the file Run command.
Step 2: A Run command, generate regedit in the search box and press the button ok button to open the file Registry Editor.
Step 3: As the Registry Editor The window opens, copy the path below and paste it into the address bar of the registry. Hit Log in to reach the file Windows Defender key.
Left-click the Windows Defender key once.
4 phase: Now, right-click on the file Windows Defender left button and select New in the context menu. Then select Key in the submenu.
Step 5: Now, right-click on the file New key and select Rename in the context menu.
Step 6: Rename the new key as Analysis.
Now go to the right side of the window and right click on the empty space. Please select New in the context menu and click Valore DWORD (32 bit) in the submenu.
Step 7: Then rename the new one Valore DWORD (32 bit) like DisableScanningNetworkFiles.
Step 8: Then double click on it to open the file change Valore DWORD (32 bit) the dialog box. Just make sure the Value data field stays at 0.
print ok go out.
That's all. Now, simply restart your PC for the changes to take effect and the network drive scanning features should now be enabled in Windows Defender on your Windows 10 PC.