Free Windows Desktop Software Security List - System Hardening and Protection

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System Hardening and Protection
 

Guides for securing your PC:
Best Free Security Diet Plan
Gizmo's Security Wizard
Gizmo's Guide to Securing Your PC
Securing Your PC and Data
Cyber Security Tips
Computer and Data Security Guide for Windows
CKnow Virus Tutorial
Invincible Windows
10 services to turn off in MS Windows XP
Windows 10: which services to disable?
How to disable the Autorun functionality in Windows; more: XP; Vista
Creating a secure domain policy in Windows
Security Beacon – Security Check List
See also in this list: My Choices

Standard (limited) user account:
Why you should not run your computer as an administrator
Windows Vista's Least-privilege User Account
Configuring Windows 7 for a Limited User Account

User Account Control (UAC):
Understanding The Windows 7 UAC
Auto-elevate for admin
TweakUAC
UAC Tweak
UAC Controller Tool
UACController
Norton UAC Tool
Get Rid Of UAC Prompts With Microsoft’s Application Compatibility Toolkit
Scheduled task shortcut
UAC Trust Shortcut
LOGINstall
UAC Pass Automatically Creates UAC Free Shortcut

Running a program with different privileges or as different user:
Three Tips for Running Programs as Administrator in Windows 7
PsExec
StripMyRights
1-defender
RunInsideLimitedJob
RunasRob
RunasSpc
Sudo for windows
suDown
SuRun
PowerBroker Desktops
SuperExec
Raise My Rights
AdvancedRun

Anti-executable:
Use a Software Restriction Policy (or Parental Controls) to stop exploit payloads and Trojan Horse programs from running
NSA's Software Restriction Policies guide - www[DOT]nsa[DOT]gov/ia/_files/os/win2k/application_whitelisting_using_srp[DOT]pdf
Software Policy
AppSamvid
AppLocker; MrBrian's AppLocker rules
Parental Controls
Bouncer (formerly known as Tuersteher Light); Bouncer developer's blog
Process Blocker
Process Guard
Trust-no-exe
Winsonar
Xyvos WhiteList Antivirus
AskAdmin
Application Blocker
Task Blocker
Simple Run Blocker
Pretty Good Security
Using Comodo Internet Security as an anti-executable
VoodooShield


Protection for registry:
NoVirusThanks Registry Guard Service
NoVirusThanks Registry Guard

Anti-exploit tools:
Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit; NEMET
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free
Crystal Anti-Exploit Protection

Hardening tools:
Vispa
xpy
Harden-It
SafeXP
xp-AntiSpy
Security & Privacy Complete
Seconfig XP
Samurai
Accounts Tuner
Windows Worms Doors Cleaner
Safe_Admin

Protection against specific vulnerabilities:
.LNK Shortcut Antivirus
.LNK G Data
.LNK Sophos
CryptoPrevent
Bitdefender Anti-CryptoLocker
Heartbleed

USB autorun disabling:
Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine
Flash disinfector
Thumbscrew
USB Immunizer
Protect My Disk
USB Protector
AutoRun Antivirus Pro
Ntfs Drive Protection

USB firewall:
USB Pratirodh
No Autorun
Antirun
McShield
Net Studio USB FireWall
Autorun Eater
Ninja Pendisk!
MxOne
USB WriteProtector
USB Drive Antivirus
USB Flash Drives Control
Pen Drive Locker / Unlocker
USB Guardian
Free USB Disk Security
Perfectly Protected USB Flash Drive
Nomesoft USB Guard
USB-AV Free
Windows USB Blocker

USB protection (other):
Bitdefender USB immunizer
USBDummyProtect
USBVirusScan
busdog
Ratool
Smadav

Script file protection:
Script Defender
ScripTrap

Running program with specific integrity level:
Runasil
Chml and Regil

Improved Group Policy editor:
Doug's Windows XP Security Console
Polsedit

File & folder properties:
FaJo XP File Security Extension
Attribute Changer
NTFS Permissions Tools
PathLock
NTFS Permissions Reporter
NTFS Permissions Explorer
SetACL

Check for privilege escalation:
AccessEnum
AccessChk
Dark Elevator
AccessScanner

Hardware security features:
Determine Processor Security Feature

Data Execution Prevention (DEP):
Turning DEP on
DEP Tools

Structured Exception Handling Overwrite Protection (SEHOP):
Turning SEHOP on

Buffer overflow protection and/or address space randomization (ASLR):
WehnTrust
BufferShield
Comodo Memory Firewall

Anti-keylogger:
SpyShelter
Snoopfree
Ghostpress
DataGuard AntiKeylogger
Zemana AntiLogger Free
KL-detector
PSMAntiKeyLogger
MyPlanetSoft Anti-Keylogger
What is the Best Anti Keylogger and Anti Screen Capture Software?

Key scrambling:
KeyScrambler Personal (FF,IE)
NextGen Antikeylogger (FF,IE,OB)

Shutdown prevention:
ShutdownGuard

File change protection:
SensiveGuard
CoreForce
MZWriteScanner

Anti dialer:
Emsisoft Anti Dialer
Dialer shields
AntiDialer

Prevent other users from deleting files/folders:
Prevent
System Protect

MBR protection:
nProtect MBR Guard
EMBRLock

Other:
Protect Windows with pfSense and VirtualBox
NoVirusThanks Smart Object Blocker
Driver Radar Pro

 

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