Microsoft has officially announced the general availability of a new Tamper Protection feature for its Windows Defender Antivirus service.
The security function is essentially intended to thwart any attempt made by cybercriminals to break up built-in antimalware defenses in real time. on Windows
In other words, tamper protection protects against "malicious and unauthorized changes to security functions, ensuring that the security of the endpoint does not fall."
The settings, which will be enabled by default for home users, can be accessed as follows:
- In the search box on the taskbar, type Windows Security and select option
- Select Protection against viruses and threats
- Select Virus and threat protection settings
- Select Manage settings
- Activate / deactivate Tamper protection
It should be noted that you must be an administrator to make changes.
Microsoft originally launched Tamper Protection last December for Windows Insiders, the community dedicated to testing preliminary versions of the operating system.
The decision of the Windows manufacturer to implement the function occurs when several Trojans, including Nodersok and TrickBot banking malware, have targeted PCs to disable Windows Defender and gain elevated system privileges. [19659002"Withthisprotectioncustomerscanissuethehardwareandthreatsthatattempttoactivatesecurityprotectionfunctions"saidMicrosoft