STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: MS Windows Defender Antivirus Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 7 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: Windows Defender AV must be configured to enable the Automatic Exclusions feature.

DISA Rule

SV-89839r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-75159

Group Title

SRG-APP-000278

Rule Version

WNDF-AV-000007

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Defender Antivirus -> Exclusions -> "Turn off Auto Exclusions" to "Disabled".

Check Contents

Verify the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Defender Antivirus -> Exclusions -> "Turn off Auto Exclusions" is set to "Disabled".

Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Exclusions

Criteria: If the value "DisableAutoExclusions" is REG_DWORD = 0, this is not a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-75159

Documentable

False

Rule Version

WNDF-AV-000007

Severity Override Guidance

Verify the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Defender Antivirus -> Exclusions -> "Turn off Auto Exclusions" is set to "Disabled".

Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Exclusions

Criteria: If the value "DisableAutoExclusions" is REG_DWORD = 0, this is not a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3249

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