If Tamper Protection is enabled on your Windows 11 computer, you will be unable to change your Microsoft Defender Antivirus settings using Group Policy, Command Prompt, or PowerShell. In this post, MiniTool Software will show you how to disable Tamper Protection on Windows 11.

What Is Tamper Protection on Windows 11?

The Windows Security app on Windows 11 has a Tamper Protection feature that can prevent unauthorized changes to Windows Security that are not modified directly through the application. It offers an additional layer of protection during hacker attacks and malicious apps trying to disable the security features. But it can also block you from making changes outside the Windows Security app. For instance, when Tamper Protection is turned on, you may be unable to use commands in Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell to change the configuration of Microsoft Defender Antivirus, Firewall, etc. You can’t even disable Microsoft Defender Antivirus using the Group Policy Editor.

To continue your operation, you can disable Tamper Protection on your Windows 11 computer. In this post, we will introduce how to disable or enable Tamper Protection on Windows 11. You can select a guide according to your requirements.

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How to Disable Tamper Protection on Windows 11?

If you want to turn off Tamper Protection on your Windows 11 computer, you can follow this guide:

Step 1: Press Windows + I to open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to Privacy & security > Windows Security, then click Virus & threat protection under Protection areas from the right panel.

Step 3: Scroll down to find the Virus & threat protection settings section. Then, click Manage settings to continue.

click Manage settings

Step 4: Scroll down to the Tamper Protection section on the next page. Check if this feature is turned on. If yes, you need to click the button to turn it off. If you see the User Account Control interface, you need to click the Yes button to allow your operation.

turn off Tamper Protection on Windows 11

After these steps, Tamper Protection is disabled. Then, you can try to modify the security feature outside the Windows Security app. This time, you should be able to do these things.

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How to Enable Tamper Protection on Windows 11?

If you want to turn on Tamper Protection on your Windows 11 computer, you can follow this guide:

Step 1: Press Windows + I to open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to Privacy & security > Windows Security, then click Virus & threat protection under Protection areas from the right panel.

Step 3: Scroll down to find the Virus & threat protection settings section. Then, click Manage settings to continue.

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Step 4: Scroll down to the Tamper Protection section on the next page. Check if this feature is turned off. If yes, you need to click the button to turn it on. If you see the User Account Control interface, you need to click the Yes button to allow your operation.

turn on Tamper Protection on Windows 11

Now, Tamper Protection is enabled again on Windows 11. It works to protect others from tampering with important security features.

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Bottom Line

After reading this post, you should know how to disable or enable Tamper Protection on Windows 11. Unless for some special purposes, you’d better keep Tamper Protection turned on to allow it to protect your computer. Should you have other related issues, you can let us know in the comments.

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