What is Temper Protection and how to turn it on or off on your Windows 10 PC


How to enable or disable Temper Protection on Windows 10?

If you don’t want anyone to change the system settings you configured on your Windows 10 PC, Tamper Protection in Windows Security helps stop malicious apps from modifying important Windows Defender Antivirus settings such as real-time protection and cloud-delivered protection. If you are an administrator and Tamper Protection is enabled on your computer, you may still change these settings from the Windows Security app. Moreover, Tamper Protection doesn’t disturb how third-party antivirus apps work or how they register with Windows Security app. If you are wondering how to enable or disable Temper Protection on Windows 10, here is a short user guide that will help you to do so.

Usually, Temper Protection is enabled by default. But still you want to make changes in Temper Protection settings, follow these steps:

  • On your Windows 10 PC, type “Windows Security” in the search box on the taskbar and then select “Windows Security” from the top results.
  • In Windows Security window, select “Virus & threat protection” and then select “Manage settings” from “Virus & threat protection settings” section.
  • From here, you may enable or disable the Tamper Protection.




That’s all you need to do for enabling or disabling Tamper Protection on your Windows 10. When Tamper Protection is enabled, it blocks attempts to modify Windows Defender Antivirus settings through the registry. Tamper Protection doesn’t interfere with third-party security products or enterprise installation scripts that change these settings. After updating your Windows Security to version or later, Tamper Protection will continue to protect your registry settings and will log attempts to change them without returning errors. Moreover, when Tamper Protection setting is enabled, you won’t be able to disable the Windows Defender Antivirus service by using the DisableAntiSpyware group policy key on your PC.

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