Hardentools Alternatives

    Hardentools is described as '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' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are six alternatives to Hardentools for Windows. The best alternative is Simple Software Restriction Policy, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hardentools are Hard_Configurator (Free, Open Source), SysHardener (Free), ConfigureDefender (Free) and USB Flash Drives Control (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 1, 2018

    1. 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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    2. Hard_Configurator offers a GUI to manage software restriction policies on Windows systems. While the tasks can all be achieved through Regedit this app greatly simplifies the configuration process.
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    3. Free Windows OS security application that allows you to harden Windows settings to mitigate cybersecurity threats. With this tool you can restrict functionalities of Windows and secure vulnerable applications (i.e Office and Adobe Reader).
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    4. ConfigureDefender utility is a GUI application to view and configure important Microsoft Defender settings on Windows 10. It mostly uses PowerShell cmdlets (with a few exceptions).
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    5. USB Flash Drives Control is a freeware program that runs in system tray, next to the system clock, and provides access to control the way in which the USB removable drives are used on your computer.

    6. Ransomware prevention tool that protects your Windows PC against all known Ransomware malware, such as CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, TeslaCrypt, CryptoXXX, CTB-Locker, Zepto and many others.
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