Windows Security Tools


  • Windows Defender

    Free Windows Website

    Windows Defender is built into Windows to help guard your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software in real time. Windows Defender features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against malware when it's detected, minimizes interruptions, and helps you stay productive.

     

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  • VirusTotal

    Free Mac OS X Windows Web Android Website

    VirusTotal is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware.

    You can upload files up to 150 MB in size.

    Applications for Windows, Mac and Android are also available to upload files to VirusTotal service.

    Both VirusTotal and Rotarua Limited are owned by Google.

     

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  • Winja

    Free Windows Website

    Based on the success of our Small PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader iconPhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader, Phrozen Software is proud to introduce Winja, which provides even greater malicious file scanning and monitoring capabilities. Winja—short for “Windows Ninja”—is much more than an advanced uploader and multi-engine antivirus scanner.

    We took the Small VirusTotal iconVirusTotal application programming interfaces (APIs) and recoded them from scratch to bring you a powerful, fast, and user-friendly scanning and monitoring utility. Winja checks for existing scans before uploading files to save you time and efforts. It also includes a rescan option, so you can scan your files against the latest antivirus databases. Winja is designed to deliver the quality and capability you have come to expect from a Phrozen Software product. Of course, we paid close attention to the interface design and usability to make it comfortable and convenient to use for inexperienced users, but we also included extra features to make it a powerful tool for advanced users as well. Winja is lightweight and stable, to perform effectively and efficiently even on older computers. With Winja, you can easily scan files on your local system, scan and download files from the web, and scan running system processes. Winja’s “Extra Tools” panel also allows you to scan and monitor scheduled tasks, startup activities, and services. We specifically designed and coded the Extra Tools panel be plugin-ready, which means it can be progressively updated via our new Live Update System with any number of future functionalities. By submitting suspicious files you find with Winja to VirusTotal service, you participate in helping antivirus companies around the world keep virus definitions up to date and stay on top of digital security trends.

     

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  • GlassWire

    Freemium Windows Android Android Tablet Website

    Visualize network activity in detail, get notified when new apps access the network, look out for malware, and block bad apps.

     

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  • Hardentools

    Free Windows Website

    Hardentools is a collection of simple tools to help harden Windows by disabling features that present a higher security risk like Windows Scripting Host and Microsoft Office Macros. Changes from the software can easily be undone with a Restore button available after initial hardening.

     

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  • ConfigureDefender

    Free Windows Website

    ConfigureDefender utility is a GUI application to view and configure important Small Windows Defender iconWindows Defender settings on Windows 10. It mostly uses PowerShell cmdlets (with a few exceptions). Furthermore, the user can apply one of three predefined settings: default, high, and child protection. Some settings require restarting the computer.

    The child protection is mostly set to block anything suspicious via Attack Surface Reduction, Controlled Folder Access, SmartScreen (set to block) and 0-tolerance cloud level - also Defender Security Center is hidden.

    ConfigureDefender utility is a part of Small Hard Configurator iconHard Configurator project, but it can be used as a standalone application.

     

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  • Simple Software Restriction Policy

    Free Windows Website

    Security add-on for Windows. Make it considerably harder for unwanted software to get launched. Not through file signatures but through identifying places where executables have no right to be, for example Documents folders.

     

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  • Autoruns

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Autoruns shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. A "show non-Microsoft only" option helps you to zoom in on third-party auto-starting images that have been added to your system. You'll probably be surprised at how many executables are launched automatically. Language only english.

     

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  • Process Hacker

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer.
    A free and open source process viewer with powerful process termination and memory searching/editing capabilities.

    Key features of Process Hacker:

    • A simple, customizable tree view with highlighting showing you the processes running on your computer.
    • Detailed system statistics with graphs.
    • Advanced features not found in other programs, such as detaching from debuggers, viewing GDI handles, viewing heaps, injecting and unloading DLLs, and more.
    • Powerful process termination that bypasses security software and rootkits.
    • View, edit and control services, including those not shown by the Services console.
    • View and close network connections.
    • Starts up almost instantly, unlike other programs.

     

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  • VirtualBox

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Solaris Website

    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

    Windows virtual machines for testing software are available at https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/ . These virtual machines expire after 90 days.

     

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