Software
Hard_Configurator (get it on GitHub https://github.com/AndyFul/Hard_Configurator)
Installation
5.00 star(s)
Installation Feedback
1. Save the attached Windows_Security_hardening.TXT file and rename it Windows_Security_hardening.HDC
2. Install Hard_Configurator
3. Click the LOAD PROFILE button and navigate to the Windows10_Harden.HDC file and select
4. Click Apply Changes
5. Click ConfigureDefender button (Configure Defender tool will pop up)
6. Click the button Defender High Settings and click REFRESH button
7. Close Configure defender and Close Hard Configurator
Interface (UI)
4.00 star(s)
Interface Feedback
Color scheme of the buttons is .... well ....colorful like Andy Ful
Usability
5.00 star(s)
Usability Feedback
SRP only on shady formats, not the normal Executable formats, so you can run and install programs just like you used to do
Performance and System Impact
5.00 star(s)
Performance and System Impact Feedback
Look at the specs of my ASUS Transformer, they are humble.
Protection
5.00 star(s)
Protection Feedback
Windows Defender in default settings scored a 100% protection at AV-Comparatives in latest Real-World Protection tests (https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/real-world-protection-test-february-march-2019-factsheet/) and a 6 out of 6 score in latest AV-TEST (https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/february-2019/microsoft-windows-defender-4.18-190516/), so how well will this hardened setup with highest protection perform? My bet: better than any top tier Antivirus solutions!
Pros
It's a free software
Low impact on system resources
Easy to use
Simple and non-intrusive
Strong and reliable protection
Blocks even brand new malware
Excellent scores in independent tests
Features you can't get elsewhere for free
Multiple layers of protection
Cons
Clumsy or awkward interface (UI)
Software installed on computer
More than 1 year
Computer Specifications
Asus Transformer with Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1,33 Ghz 2 GB RAM memory, 32 GB SSD and 64 GB SD-card
Recommended for
All types of users
Device is shared by family members
Banking or other financial activity
Low specs device
Overall Rating
5.00 star(s)
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camo7782

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Thanks for a nice review.:giggle:
Although I have to add some corrections.

[...]

The closest to @Windows_Security proposition with allowed EXE files, would be the profile in attachment, which I named: Windows_Security_hardening.hdc.txt (download - delete .txt - load to H_C - enjoy).:giggle:
The attachment is identical to the one in the first post from @Windows_Security was it updated? I do not see any difference..
 
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Windows_Security

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I used same settings which I figured out when Vista was introduced. @Andy Ful was so nice to develop a program with GUI so people did not have to hack the registry. These made the free Windows OS security features accessible to many more security enthousiast. This knowledge rewards him the master title san.

Andy-San also researched and updated the software policies for all/current Windows OS versions AND added Windows Defender and Rich Document (containing scripts/macros) protection (and Windows Firewall to follow). These enduring efforts granted him the other master title Sensei.

Obviously I copied the corrections of Andy Sensei San in my post. :)
 
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Andy Ful

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I used same settings which I figured out when Vista was introduced. @Andy Ful was so nice to develop a program with GUI so people did not have to hack the registry. These made the free Windows OS security features accessible to many more security enthousiast. This knowledge rewards him the master title san.

Andy-San also researched and updated the software policies for all/current Windows OS versions AND added Windows Defender and Rich Document (containing scripts/macros) protection (and Windows Firewall to follow). These enduring efforts granted him the other master title Sensei.

Obviously I copied the corrections of Andy Sensei San in my post. :)
You must have Samurai roots for sure. :giggle:
I like sensei:
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