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.
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.