WD: How do I keep threats in quarantine indefinitely?

  1. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Home (April 2018 Update)

    WD: How do I keep threats in quarantine indefinitely?

    Sorry for all the unsolved threads, but I noticed that Windows Defender has a feature that it periodically empties the quarantine:
    Quarantined threats have been isolated and prevented from running on
    your device. They will be periodically removed.
    I don't want it to do that! How do I keep them in quarantine indefinitely, as I did on Windows 7? I want to keep them in there as a form of "quarantined files history", so I can look back on what has been detected over time. I know they can't run as long as I don't hit Restore. The Windows 7 version (MSE) had a setting where you could "remove quarantined files after x days", but I can't seem to find that in WD to disable it. Where is that setting located? If applicable, what Registry key/entry?
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  2. Posts : 102
    Windows 7-pro-sp1 and windows 10-pro-1803

    I'll add to your good questions two more
    - WHERE are the quarantined files?
    - where is a setting to scan/or not scan external drives?
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  3. Eagle51's Avatar
    Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809

    Check out the Get-MpPreference and Set-MpPreference

    Windows Defender Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell
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