Tamper Protection ported to older Windows 10 versions

[German]Another short report from the middle of the month. Microsoft has back-ported the Tamper Protection feature for Defender from Windows 10 version 1903 to earlier Windows 10 versions. 


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The Defender Tamper Protection

In Windows 10 May 2019 Update (Version 1903), Microsoft has implemented tamper protection for Windows Defender. This protection is designed to protect Defender against tampering by malware. It should not be possible for a malicious program to turn off Windows Defender via registry entries, command prompt program commands, tools or group policies.

I had already pointed out this feature, which can cause problems, a year ago in the blog post Windows 10 V1903 get Windows Defender Tamper-Protection (see this Microsoft post about Preview Build 18305 in the Windows blog). Therefore the tamper protection was not automatically activated at first.

In the blog post Windows 10 V1903: Microsoft activates Tamper Protection in mid-October 2019, Microsoft pointed out that they would now enable the tamper protection feature in Windows Defender by default. In this Techcommunity post, Microsoft explains the details.

Backporting also for older Windows 10 versions

On February 19, 2020, Microsoft announced that Defender tamper protection would be available for all versions of Windows 10.


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Tamper Protection is now also available for earlier Windows 10 versions and can be managed via Intune, for example. In this Techcommunity article Microsoft provides details. 

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