Memory Integrity setting in Windows 10 may cause download speed to drop

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Katriina_M Posts: 445 F-Secure Employee

The latest versions of Windows 10 have got a new security feature called Memory Integrity in the Device security > Core isolation settings.


Enabling this setting improves the security of a Windows device by preventing potentially malicious code from accessing high-security processes on the computer.


However, on older Intel processors (generation 6 or earlier), this security feature causes a clear drop in the performance, as the feature has not been optimized for these processors.


This drop in performance dramatically affects the download speed of VPN products such as FREEDOME. This feature is not recommended for computers with these processors.


Intel processors from generation 7 onwards are better optimized for this feature and do not suffer from this drop in performance.