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How to Turn on and Off Windows Security Tamper Protection Feature on Windows 10?

Windows Security Tamper feature is an experience which includes settings to easily manage all of the integrated security features such as Windows Defender Antivirus, Online Security, Windows Firewall, and many others. So, here we start from May 2019 Update (version 1903), recently Windows 10 is introducing Windows Security Tamper protection, it is the latest feature specially designed to protect the Windows security app against some unauthorized or illegal changes which are not made directly via their experience.

However, it is a welcome addition that includes an additional layer of protection on Windows 10 devices; it can create many problems for those users who need to manage security and settings via any other app or command line tools such as Command Prompt or PowerShell.

Luckily, if any user wants to improve the security of their system or want to manage security settings using another app, the updated version of Windows Security makes it simple to turn on or off this new Windows Security Tamper Protection feature.  Here we provide you steps to turn on or off the Windows Security Tamper Protection feature added with the Windows Security app which starts with the May 2019 Update. Here know how to do it easily. The steps are discussed below.

Steps to Turn Off Windows Security Tamper Protection Feature on Windows Security

In order to turn off the Windows Security Tamper Protection feature on Windows 10, one need to follow few simple steps which are mentioned here. Sometimes, these steps are more difficult and more time-consuming, but if you follow them in the same manner as is illustrated below will avert all unnecessary errors. Here how to do it:

  1. Click on the ‘Start’ logo to launch the start menu list on the screen.

  2. Find out the ‘Windows Security’ option and tap the top results to begin the experience.

  3. Tap on ‘Virus & Threat Protection’ option.

  4. Click on the ‘Manage Settings’ option located under the ‘Virus & Threat Protection’ section.

  5. Disable the ‘Tamper Protection’ toggle button.


After completing the steps, the user will be able to change the Windows Security settings using the command lines or using any other application.

Steps to Turn On Windows Security Tamper Protection Feature on Windows Security

To turn on the Windows Security Tamper Protection feature to stop illegal and unauthorized setting changes on the Windows Security app. one may need to follow the steps which are discussed below. Here how to do it:

  1. Firstly, launch the start menu list by clicking on the Start icon.

  2. Look for the ‘Windows Security’ option and click on the results appears on the top to open the experience.

  3. Tap on the ‘Virus and Threat Protection’ option.

  4. Hit the ‘Manage Settings’ option located under the ‘Virus & Threat Protection’ window.

  5. Click on the ‘Enable’ tab to turn on the ‘Tamper Protection’ toggle tab.


Once you completed the steps, Windows 10 automatically protecting the security of your device by stopping users or malicious apps by changing some essential settings which include real-time protection, and behavior monitoring, cloud-delivered protection, and many others.

Bob Martin is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at office.com/setup.

Source:-  Windows Security

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