Secure folders by promosoft (freeware) Now for download available at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/Secure-Folders.shtml (Norton DNS does warn when surfing to developer's site). 1. Whitelist trusted applications (allow to access your files) Typically you would include Windows Explorer, your office, media player and mail applications. 2. Protect your files with read only Simply set a read only on your documents, pictures, movies, music subfolders (and any additional data partitions you have created). Don't set it for all your user files, this would also include some protected folders (AppData) and folders your browser uses. Note. You can use Secure Folders also as SRP (actually an ACL) I have Applocker only allowing Administrators updates of signed applications from Microsoft and Google from my Temp folder. With secure folders I close down this "update" hole in AppLocker (only have to stop protection of Secure folders from tray when I want to update). Also I have a quick data backup on an old (laptop) hard disk for documents only (so I can do on-demand backups without fuzzing with security and at the same time secure my backup folder).