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Author: AndyFul
Date: 06/21/2020 07:06 AM
Size: 19.6 MB
License: Freeware
Requires: 10|8|7|Vista
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Hard_Configurator is a graphical user interface for advanced users only to manage Software Restriction Policies (SRP) and harden Windows Home editions from Vista up.

This program can configure Windows built-in security to harden the system. When you close Hard_Configurator, it closes all its processes. The real-time protection comes from the reconfigured Windows settings. Hard_Configurator can be seen as a Medium Integrity Level smart default-deny setup, which is based on the SRP + Application Reputation Service (forced SmartScreen) + Windows hardening settings (restricting vulnerable features).

Hard_Configurator makes changes in Windows Registry to accomplish the tasks enumerated below:

  • Enabling Software Restriction Policies in Windows Home editions.
  • Changing SRP Security Levels, Enforcement options, and Designated File Types.
  • Whitelisting files in SRP by path (also with wildcards) and by hash.
  • Blocking vulnerable system executables via SRP (Bouncer blacklist).
  • Protecting (deny execution) writable subfolders in “C:Windows” folder (via SRP).
  • Restricting shortcut execution to some folders only (via SRP).
  • Enabling Windows Defender advanced settings, like PUA protection, ASR rules, Network Protection, etc.
  • Protecting against weaponized documents, when MS Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader XI/DC are used to open them.
  • Enabling Run as administrator for MSI files.
  • Disabling PowerShell script execution (Windows 7+).
  • Securing PowerShell by Constrained Language mode (SRP, PowerShell 5.0+)
  • Disabling execution of scripts managed by Windows Script Host.
  • Removing “Run As Administrator” option from the Explorer right-clicks context menu.
  • Forcing SmartScreen check for files without ‘Mark Of The Web’ (Windows 8+).
  • Disabling Remote Desktop, Remote Assistance, Remote Shell, and Remote Registry.
  • Disabling execution of 16-bit applications.
  • Securing Shell Extensions.
  • Disabling SMB protocols.
  • Disabling program elevation on Standard User Account.
  • Disabling Cached Logons.
  • Forcing the Secure Attention Sequence before the User Account Control prompt.
  • Filtering Windows Event Log for blocked file execution events (Nirsoft FullEventLogView).
  • Filtering autoruns from the User Space, and script autoruns from anywhere (Sysinternals Autoruns).
  • Enabling & Filtering Advanced SRP logging.
  • Turning ON/OFF all the above restrictions.
  • Restoring Windows Defaults.
  • Making System Restore Point.
  • Using predefined setting profiles for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
  • Saving the chosen restrictions as a profile, and restoring when needed.
  • Backup management for Profile Base (whitelist profiles and setting profiles).
  • Changing GUI skin.
  • Updating application.
  • Uninstalling application (Windows defaults restored).Most of what Hard_Configurator does can be accomplished with the registry. A System Restore point will be automatically created, and we recommend you also back up your registry. Once again, this is for advanced users who know what they’re doing. There is a Restore Windows Default and Uninstall built into the GUI.


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