Windows update will prevent malware from disabling antivirus programs.
Microsoft added on Friday (28) a protection to your Defender Advanced Threat Protection Program (ATP) to prevent disabling antivirus malware on infected computers.
Malware is malicious software that infiltrates devices to cause damage, change, or steal information.
It is not uncommon for malware to neutralize computer security to prevent detection.
Last week, a software called DoubleAgent exploited a Windows protection tool to disable the programs Avast, McAfee, Kaspersky, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, Trend Micro, Comodo, ESET, F-Secure, Malwarebytes, Panda, and Norton.
Microsoft’s new protection stops malware from making malware change program settings.
The feature can be activated from the Windows Security application in the “Tamper Protection” option.
With the added security layer, the malware also can not disable other Microsoft security features such as remote virus detection and Internet file scanning.
Malicious software still becomes unable to delete system security updates.
Although Microsoft Defender ATP is a corporate product, tamper protection will be available to home Windows users and will be enabled by default.
Corporate customers should also choose the “Tamper Protection” option in the management panel of the Windows Security tab. Only administrators can turn off functionality.
According to Microsoft, the feature will be available to all users from an update that will be made in the next few days.