Enable Windows core isolation or memory integrity

With Windows 10 and the Feature Update 1803 (Spring Creators Update) Microsoft has integrated a new function in Windows 10, which is called core insulation . It is a security option built into Windows 10 that protects your Windows 10 installation from malicious software attacks.

This core isolation provides further protection against malware and other dangerous software. This core isolation is achieved by separating certain computer processes between the Windows 10 operating system and the hardware. Microsoft has the Windows Defender Security Center for the function

Device security

as you can see below.

Windows 10 device security

Here you get into the area of ​​” Windows 10 device security “. Microsoft now offers further settings options for the ” core insulation ” area. To access the necessary setting options for the virtualized security of the core insulation, click on the following point.

Details on core insulation

Core insulation

Here you are now able to activate the ” memory integrity “. Simply set the corresponding slide switch to ” On “. The subsequent UAC user account control query from the Windows Defender Security Center must be answered with ” Yes “.

Enable memory integrity

Only then is the memory integrity activated.

Then you will be warned that this change to Windows 10 core isolation requires a restart .

This change requires a device restart

The note ” Standard hardware security is not supported ” only says that your hardware does not support hardware security. In this case, the virtualization-based security of the operating system is used. So far, we have not had any negative experiences after activating this option, so it makes sense to activate this core insulation .

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