The Windows 10 Update, May 2019, includes a new Windows Security Tamper Protection feature, also known as Windows Defender antivirus. Tamper Protection is disabled by default, and Windows Security indicates that your device may be vulnerable if you do not enable it.
What is Tamper Protection on Windows 1
According to Microsoft. Tamper Protection "prevents malicious apps from changing important Windows Defender antivirus settings, including real-time protection and cloud protection." In other words, it is more difficult for malicious software running on your PC to disable real-time antivirus protection and others functions.
You can still configure the settings yourself through the Windows Security app. Once you've turned on tamper protection, you should not notice anything else. For this reason, we recommend the activation.
Note that tamper protection only applies to Windows security settings. If you use a third-party anti-virus program, the settings of this anti-virus program will not be protected. Some third-party anti-virus programs have similar built-in anti-tampering features to protect their own settings.
Protected settings include real-time protection, cloud protection, IOfficeAntivirus (IOAV), behavioral monitoring, and removing security information updates. Applications can not customize these settings by using mobile device management and other enterprise solutions, command-line options, Group Policy, Windows Registry, and various other protection-enabled methods.
Enabling tamper protection
This setting is included in the Windows security application. To open, navigate to the Windows Security Start menu and click the Windows Security shortcut, double-click the Windows security shield icon in your notification area (taskbar), or go to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Security> Open Windows security.
You may be prompted to enable tamper protection. Just click "Turn on" to activate.
If not, click on the "Viral and Threat Protection" shield.
Click Click the "Manage Settings" link under "Virus and Threat Protection Settings".
Find the Tamper Protection setting and click the switch to turn it off. set to "On".
If you want to disable tamper protection in the future – we're not sure why, but maybe it's causing a problem – you can disable it from here.
This setting can also be enabled through the registry. It is located under the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows Defender Features
Tamper Protection Here is a DWORD value. Set it to "0" to disable tamper protection, or to "1" to enable tamper protection.
We recommend enabling this option on all Windows 10 PCs. A company that manages a fleet of PCs with enterprise software tools wants them disabled. Therefore, these management tools also work.
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