Microsoft has introduced a number of interesting changes and features to Windows 10 this year. Most of them were available with the 1903 version, or the May 2019 update. One of the most important security remedies recently added to Windows 10, a product replacement service, is the Tamper Protection feature.
It will be enabled by default with the latest updates, and this article will guide you to verify it and use this protection if you use another antivirus software instead of Windows Defender.
Tamper Protection is an officially available protection for Windows 10 operating system versions for individual and enterprise customers. Tamper Protection, released in the 1903 version, helps prevent Windows Security and Windows Defender from changing its antivirus settings.
When enabled, this Tamper Protection prevents various software, Windows command line tools such as CMD or Powershell, registry changes or Windows Security and Windows Defender settings from changing Group Policy. That is, such settings are now only possible with the graphical interface (GUI).
Even if you use other antivirus software, be aware of this; If you uninstall it again, the Defender is automatically enabled to ensure maximum security.
Activating your device’s security prevents you & other third partie softwares from doing the following & adding malicious codes and other pseudo-programs.
- Disables real-time security of Windows Defender.
- Disable IOfficeAntivirus (IOAV) service that checks for malware on the file which receives from the Internet.
- Delete the security intelligence updates and prevent them from being installed.
- Disable behavior monitoring that checks if running software tries to commit violence.
- Interrupting the use of Windows cloud services for new malware.
Even though Memes was created as a defective gateway to Windows Defender due to these actions by malware, it is now becoming a good anti-virus software that can provide high security without slowing down the computer.
If you update Windows 10 frequently (or leave it up to date) there is no doubt that this is already enabled. But it would be important to know for sure.
How to enable tamper protection of Windows 10
Follow the steps below for the Windows 10 version you are using on a personal computer.
- Open Settings, go to Update & Security, then access Windows Security from the left menu.
- At the top, click Virus & Threat Protection.
- In the new window, click Manage Settings under Virus & Threat Protection.
- When you scroll down you will see Tamper Protection. If it is inactive, turn it On.
Alternatively, you can enable it by going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows Defender \ Features in the registry and assigning the DWORD of TamperProtection a value of “5”. 0 means that it is inactive.
If you are already using another antivirus software, click Step 2, Windows Defender Antivirus Options. Turn on the Periodic scanning and activate the Tamper Protection switch.
How enable windows 10 tamper protection in a computer network
If you use a computer network for an educational institution / business, you can enable it on all computers at once through Microsoft Intune. Doing so will ensure network security, as users cannot change it.
- Go to Device Configuration / Profiles, Then go to Create Profile
- Choose a suitable name, Platform for Windows 10 and later, and Endpoint Protection for Profile Type.
- Under Endpoint protection, click Microsoft Defender Security Center.
- Next to the Tamper Protection, select Enabled and click OK.
Malware playing with Defender
Trickbot is a Trojan that has been around since 2016, targeted at Windows users, designed to steal bank data. It features Office 365-like login pages, stealing accounts, and prompting them to install their own browser.
It detects the presence of Windows Defender and prompts to deactivate it using 17-step command-line commands. Defender enables it to be environmentally friendly with a range of actions, such as disabling or deleting Defender services, shutting down Defender-related processes, and preventing actual security and security notifications through Policies.
GootKit is not second to Trickbot . It works with Chrome and Internet Explorer to steal bank card data, passwords, cookies, web history and more. It has been operating since 2014 and is being carried out by a criminal gang. It can also spread on computers by disabling the Defender.
Though a talented computer crime gang, the act of theirs was exposed by their own mistakes. They once installed a MongoDB database that was set up to collect data without a password. Bob Dyachenko, a security researcher, could easily go in there and see what they were collecting and reveal their details to the world.
If you are using Windows 10, Windows Defender willingly or unwillingly have received it as well. So if you keep it up-to-date and with the right settings, then random or hacker will lose access to your data.
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