18 Security tools for Windows

Security Tools for Windows Operating System


Malicious Software Removal Tool

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows XP. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed.

The easiest way to download and run the tool is to turn on Automatic Updates; this guarantees that you receive the tool automatically every month. If you have Automatic Updates turned on, you have already been receiving new versions of this tool monthly. The tool runs in quiet mode unless it finds an infection. If you have not been notified of an infection, no malicious software has been found that needs your attention.

Note: If your computer is running Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Automatic Updates is turned on by default.

The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool does not replace an antivirus product. The tool differs from an antivirus product in three key ways:

  • It removes malicious software from an already-infected computer. Antivirus products block malicious software from running on a computer. It is significantly more desirable to block malicious software from running on a computer than to remove it after infection.
  • It removes only specific prevalent malicious software. Specific prevalent malicious software is a small subset of all the malicious software that exists today. 
  • It focuses on the detection and removal of active malicious software. Active malicious software is malicious software that is currently running on the computer. The tool cannot remove malicious software that is not running. However, an antivirus product can perform this task.

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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) lets users, administrators scan local and remote systems for missing security update as well as common security misconfigurations.

Download   from : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7558 (Copy paste the URL in other browser)

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager Tool (SCM)

An end-to-end Solution Accelerator which will help you plan, deploy, operate, and manage your security baselines for Windows client and server operating systems, and Microsoft applications. This Solution Accelerator provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

Download from : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16776 (Copy paste the URL in other browser)

UrlScan Security Tool :

UrlScan screens all incoming requests to the server by filtering the requests based on rules that are set by the administrator. Filtering requests helps secure the server by ensuring that only valid requests are processed. The UrlScan security tool comprises two files ? UrlScan.dll and UrlScan.ini ? that are packaged together in UrlScan.exe. This latest update of UrlScan gives administrators even greater control over UrlScan configuration and provides functionality that helps administrators further secure and lock down the server.

Download from : https://www.iis.net/learn/extensions/working-with-urlscan/urlscan-setup (Copy paste the URL in other browser)

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up-to-date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so you’re free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.

Before installing Microsoft Security Essentials, we recommend that you uninstall other antivirus software already running on your PC. Running more than one antivirus program at the same time can potentially cause conflicts that affect PC performance

Download from :  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201 (Copy paste the URL in other browser)

Note: The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool does not remove spyware. To help detect and remove spyware, you can download Microsoft Security Essentials.

Secure It Pro 4.70.0117 :

Use Secure It Pro to lock your computer when you're not there. The program comes with a ton of features: Disabling the main Windows key functions, like Ctrl+Alt+Del, Alt+Tab, the Windows key, and the Ctrl+Esc key combination. Secure It Pro can also disable the Windows boot keys, detect for cold boots, allow other people to leave messages, log incorrect password attempts, or even hide itself every few seconds. The program also includes password reminder options, which  can  assist  you  if  you  ever  forget  your  password,  as  well  as  several advanced configuration options as well as a locking screen saver.

Download from : http://www.cleansofts.com/get/945/17903/SecureIT_Pro_470.html (Copy paste the URL in other browser)

PC Locker Pro

PC Locker Pro is a Freeware that locks and protects your computer when you leave.

Download from : http://pc-locker-pro.en.softonic.com/ (Copy paste the URL in other browser)

Steady state

It's simple to create, modify, and remove user profiles with Windows Steady State. There's no need to log in to the user account, edit the registry, or manipulate files or folders on the hard drive. You control all user restrictions directly from the main console. Rapidly assign high, medium, or low security defaults to each user profile. Then fine tune the profiles precisely, using the many available options in Windows Steady State.


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