A software policy makes a powerful addition to Microsoft Windows' malware protection.

In particular, it is more effective against ransomware than traditional approaches to security.

If you know about the Linux 'execute permission' bit then you'll understand what this is for. The mode of operation is somewhat different in that execute permission is granted to folders and subfolders rather than individual files, but the intention is the same, to stop undesirable or unknown software from launching unless you OK it.

Additionally, it is possible to specify that certain executables (typically browsers and email clients) are run with reduced rights. This is a valuable damage-limitation measure against browser plugin vulns, etc.

The protection can be turned off without a reboot whilst installing legitimate software, and will automatically reactivate after a specified time

Features

  • Block unintended downloads from running
  • Prevent auto-running installs from optical drives
  • Disallow programs on USB media from launching
  • Determine which software may be launched, and which not.
  • Run specified processes with limited priveleges

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  • Yes, it works great :) Hardens the system against malware or apt's activation.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • I don't know why nobody make a review. Thank you for this great programm! I realy like it and it works even with Windows10 yet. Keep up the good work!

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Additional Project Details

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, System Administrators

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows)

Programming Language

AutoIt

Registered

2010-02-18