Microsoft adds more enterprise security features to Windows 10

Enable virtualization-based protection of code integrity
Contributors: Brian Lich Justinha Nick Brower Jason Gerend Jeffrey Sutherland

Virtualization-based protection of code integrity (herein referred to as Hypervisor-protected Code Integrity, or HVCI) is a powerful system mitigation that leverages hardware virtualization and the Windows Hyper-V hypervisor to protect Windows kernel-mode processes against the injection and execution of malicious or unverified code. Code integrity validation is performed in a secure environment that is resistant to attack from malicious software, and page permissions for kernel mode are set and maintained by the Hyper-V hypervisor. Some applications, including device drivers, may be incompatible with HVCI. This can cause devices or software to malfunction and in rare cases may result in a Blue Screen. Such issues may occur after HVCI has been turned on or during the enablement process itself. If this happens, see Troubleshooting for remediation steps.[…]


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