Your Windows 10 PC already comes with built-in antivirus protection called Windows Defender. However, even that antivirus can be threatened, if some malicious external application brings it. Yes, it is very possible. Therefore, enabling Tamper Protection features in Windows 10 is extremely important. Therefore, by enabling the feature, you add an extra layer of protection to Windows Defender Antivirus.
Final report: Remember that if you're also using a third-party antivirus, Windows Defender-enabled tamper protection won't work for this. To enable tamper protection for third-party antivirus, you will need to do it separately. Additionally, tamper protection can interfere when you try to change security settings using Command Prompt, PowerShell, and the command line.
Let's see how to enable tamper protection for Windows Defender.
Method 1: how to enable tamper protection in Windows 10 using the Settings app
Step 1: Click on windows icon in your Deskand write Windows security in the search box. Click on the result.
Step 2: A Windows security window, click Virus and threat protection option.
Step 3: In the next window, scroll down and find Virus and threat protection settings. Click on Manage your settings link in blue located below it.
Step 4: In the next window, below Virus and threat protection settings, scroll down and find Tamper protection. You will notice a scroll button below. Move the scroll button to the right to activate the Tamper protection.
And the Tamper protection feature for your Windows Defender Antivirus is now enabled using the settings application. Follow the same procedure to turn it off if you wish.
Method 2: how to enable tamper protection in Windows 10 using registry editor
Step 1: press the Tasto Windows + R together on the keyboard to open the file run box. Gender Regedit in the search box and press Log in to open the file Registry Editor.
Step 2: A Registry editor, go to the following path:
Final report: If it doesn't take you Windows Defender Y Features directly, but only up to expansion Microsoft key name, just search Windows Defender, expand it, then search Features and select it.
Step 3: Double click on the file Tamper protection [Dword (32-bit) value] on the right side of the panel.
Step 4: It will open the file change window. Change the Valuable data field to 1 to enable the Tamper protection characteristic. Press ok to save changes and exit.
* Note - To disable the protection again, if necessary, edit the file Valuable data back 0 and press ok to save changes and exit.
Just remember that if you have a third-party antivirus, make sure you enable the Tamper protection to do it separately via settings application.