The updates of Windows 10 brought a new protection feature to Windows Security, also known as Windows Defender antivirus.
It is called Tamper Protection and is disabled by default.
What is the Tamper Protection στα Windows 10;
According to Microsoft , the Tamper Protection "Helps prevent malicious applications from changing important Windows Defender virus protection settings, including real-time protection and cloud-based protection."
In other words, it makes it harder for malware running on your computer to turn off real-time virus protection and other nasty things.
Below we will see how you can change the settings yourself through the Windows Security application. In fact, just turn it on Tamper Protection, you will not notice anything different. But we suggest you activate it.
Note that the Tamper Protection only applies to Windows security settings. If you use a third-party protection program, it will not protect your machine. Some antivirus programs have similar built-in features to protect their own settings.
Protected settings include real-time protection, cloud protection, IOfficeAntivirus (IOAV), behavior monitoring, and the removal of security updates.
How to enable infringement protection (Tamper Protection)
This setting is included in the Windows Security application. To open it, search for Windows Security and click the shortcut. Double-click the shield icon in the notification area or scroll to: Settings - Update & Security - Windows Security - Open Windows Security.
To activate Tamper Protection just click on "Activate".
If you do not see the activation, click on the shield-shaped "Virus and Threat Protection" icon.
Click the "Settings" link in the Antivirus and Threats Settings section.
Find the infringement setting (Tamper Protection) and click on the switch to go from "Off" to "On".
If you want to turn it off Tamper Protection in the future, you can do it from the same place.
This setting can also be enabled via the registry. Located on the following key (just follow the path:
TamperProtection is a DWORD value. Set it to “0” to turn off protection or to “5” to turn it on.
We recommend that you enable this option on all of your computers Windows 10.