The Windows 10 May 2019 Update has, in addition to new functions, some security improvements. One of these was the new "Tamper Protection" tool, which prevents malicious people and applications from changing important Windows Defender settings. Thus, any malware on the PC may not disable real-time protections, making it difficult for attackers to act.
The new feature is in the Windows Security menu and is disabled by default. To make it available, I must first have installed Windows 10 May 2019 Update on my computer. If you already have the latest version of the operating system, follow the tips below and further protect your machine.
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See how to activate new security tool in Windows 10 May 2019 Update Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft
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Step 1. In the Windows 10 taskbar, type in the search field "Windows Security" and select the application that appears;
Windows Security app location from taskbar search field Photo: Playback / Raquel Freire
Step 2. Enter the "Virus and Threat Protection" menu;
Option for virus and threat protection menu in Windows Security application Photo: Playback / Raquel Freire
Step 3. Scroll down to "Virus and Threat Protection Settings" and then press "Manage Settings";
Path to Windows 10 virus and threat protection settings Photo: Playback / Raquel Freire
Step 4. Scroll down to find "Tamper Protection" and note that the option is disabled. Tick the key to activate the tool;
Windows 10 Tamper Protection Tool is off by default Photo: Playback / Raquel Freire
Step 5. The Windows dialog box will open asking if you allow the "Windows Security" application to make modifications to your device. Press "Yes" to have the system apply the change. The screen returns to the Windows Security window, which shows the Tamper Protection feature enabled.
Tamper Protection enabled in Windows 10 Security pane Photo: Playback / Raquel Freire
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