Microsoft Defender AV must be configured to perform a weekly scheduled scan. (Cat II impact)
This policy setting allows specifying the day of the week on which to perform a scheduled scan. The scan can also be configured to run every day or to never run at all. This setting can be configured with the following ordinal number values: (0x0) Every Day (0x1) Sunday (0x2) Monday (0x3) Tuesday (0x4) Wednesday (0x5) Thursday (0x6) Friday (0x7) Saturday (0x8) Never (default) If this setting is enabled, a scheduled scan will run at the frequency specified. If this setting is disabled or not configured, a scheduled scan will run at a default frequency.
Verify the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Microsoft Defender Antivirus >> Scan >> "Specify the day of the week to run a scheduled scan" is set to "Enabled" and anything other than "Never" is selected in the drop-down box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scan Criteria: If the value "ScheduleDay" is REG_DWORD = 0x8, this is a finding. Values of 0x0 through 0x7 are acceptable and not a finding.
Set the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Microsoft Defender Antivirus >> Scan >> "Specify the day of the week to run a scheduled scan" to "Enabled " and select anything other than "Never" in the drop-down box.
Rule ID: SV-213450r823070_rule
Vulnerability ID: V-213450
Group Title: SRG-APP-000277
The organization configures malicious code protection mechanisms to perform periodic scans of the information system on an organization-defined frequency.
Malicious Code Protection