Hard_Configurator - GUI to Manage Software Restriction Policies and harden Windows Home OS

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  1. X9X

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    Started using this and recommended settings is probably safe to use?

    I also added recommended H_C in firewall hardening.
     
  2. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    Yes, but there are minor inconveniences:
    I suggest you download and read the manual (page 13 has info on the recommended settings).
    https://github.com/AndyFul/Hard_Configurator/blob/master/Documentation/Hard_Configurator%20-%20Manual.pdf
     
  3. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    New beta version 6.0.0.0 beta 1 released:
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/har...ening-configurator.66416/page-163#post-951603
    A new standalone beta version of ConfigureDefender will probably be released in July/August.
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/har...ening-configurator.66416/page-164#post-951652
     
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    Thanks @EASTER and also thanks from Andy :thumb:

    At the moment only this beta version of Hard_Configurator and its included tools is compatible with Windows 11.
    The standalone tools will get an update later.
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/har...ening-configurator.66416/page-164#post-951688
     
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  6. Krusty

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    A little help??

    I've just installed Hard_Configurator and am having an issue that I've been trying to solve now for hours. Before installation I imaged with Macrium Reflect free, reset all settings in NoVirusThanks SysHardener and uninstalled it.

    I have 8GadgetPack installed and it no longer auto-starts with Windows if I run Privacy Eraser before a reboot. When I check in 'Blocked Events / Security Logs' under Tools I get this:
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    Access to C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Sidebar792.lnk has been restricted by your Administrator by location with policy rule {1016bbe0-a716-428b-822e-2e544b6a3221} placed on path C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.
    The 'Sidebar792.' number changes randomly and I have tried adding '???' and '***' in as a wildcard but as mentioned, after running Privacy Eraser then rebooting my machine 8GadgetPack is back to not starting with Windows.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  8. Krusty

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    Hi @Azure Phoenix ,

    Thank you very much for that. I'm pretty sure I followed Andy's advice in his reply but 8GadgetPack / Sidebar is still not loading after a system restart. Here's a pretty picture:

    8GadgetPack Blocked.PNG

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    *Autoruns : c:\users\dave\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\startup\sidebar*.lnk  (***)        
    Cheers,
    Krusty
     
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  9. Krusty

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    I had also sent him an email but I guess he hasn't had time to reply as yet.
     
  10. Krusty

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    https://malwaretips.com/threads/hard_configurator-windows-hardening-configurator.66416/post-957064

    A Kudos from me, Andy. I sincerely appreciate your interest in this issue. :thumb:
     
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    Agreed there are others whom the same could be said about. Andy has helped me resolve queries and issues on a few occasions already with SRP and H_C, and I've seen where he often helps others, so I wasn't surprised he could help out Krusty, and in such a timely manner to boot.
     
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    :thumb:
     
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    :thumb::thumb:
     
  16. Krusty

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    :( I am slow at times. :isay:

    *Note to self; Change the name of the shortcut in File Explorer.

    Once I followed Andy's clear instructions in his email, success!!

    Thanks again to Andy for his awesome programs and equally great support. :thumb: :thumb:

    Cheers,
    Krusty
     
  17. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    Hard_Configurator ver. 6.0.0.0 (stable):
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/har...ening-configurator.66416/page-169#post-962572
     
  18. NormanF

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    Ordinary users are better off using Simple Windows Hardening.

    Its basically a set and forget it approach to Windows hardening. Power users who want/need more granularity can run Hard_Configurator.
     
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    What's the difference. Please explain. Between the two one of them must have a more granular approach. And both surely offer an instant return to defaults do they not?
     
  20. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    How to update to version 6:
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/har...ening-configurator.66416/page-170#post-962699
     
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