Kaspersky Endpoint Security 12 for Windows

Kaspersky Endpoint Security Self-Defense

25 April 2024

ID 34598

Self-Defense prevents other applications from performing actions that can interfere with the operation of Kaspersky Endpoint Security and, for example, remove Kaspersky Endpoint Security from the computer. The set of available Self-Defense technologies for Kaspersky Endpoint Security depends on whether the operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit (refer to the table below).

Kaspersky Endpoint Security Self-Defense technologies



x86 computer

x64 computer

Self-Defense mechanism

The technology blocks access to the following application components:

  • files in the Kaspersky Endpoint Security installation folder and other files of the application;
  • registry keys with records belonging to the application;
  • processes that the application runs.

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AM-PPL (Antimalware Protected Process Light)

The technology protects Kaspersky Endpoint Security processes against malicious actions. For more details about AM-PPL technology, please visit the Microsoft website.

AM-PPL technology is available for Windows 10 version 1703 (RS2) or later, and Windows Server 2019 operating systems.

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External management defense mechanism

This technology prevents remote administration applications (for example, TeamViewer or RemotelyAnywhere) from gaining access to Kaspersky Endpoint Security.

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(except for Windows 7)

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Enabling and disabling Self-Defense

Enabling and disabling AM-PPL support

Protection of application services against external management

Supporting remote administration applications

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