General: AntiVirus/Antimalware Status


It's best practice to run AntiVirus software in order to protect computers from malware, viruses and other threats. Note: This script only supports desktop editions of Windows.


Install A/V software, starting with Windows 8, AntiVirus (Windows Defender) is installed and running by default.

If AntiVirus is not running and/or can't be enabled then review the following how-to guide:

STIG Server:

NIST 800-171: 3.14.1, 3.14.2, 3.14.4
NIST 800-53: SI-2,SI-3
CMMC V2 L1/2/3: SI.L1-3.14.1
PCI-DSS v4: 6.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.3, 11.3
SIG: T.1
CIF: ID.RA-1, PR.IP-12
Nist Privacy Framework v1: PR.PO-P10
CSA CMM: AIS-07, TVM-01, TVM-02, UEM-07
CIS CSC v8: 7.0, 7.1, 18.0