Small Business Susan

Applocker on non Domain PCs

Hot and humid tonight.  So cleaned up Dad’s computer yesterday by rolling back to a backup.  Malwarebytes was working, but after seeing all of the ACL changes this nasty did, I cut my losses and rolled back before the incident.


One thing I’ll be looking into more to see how feasible it is is to put on Dad’s Win7 Ultimate machine is Applocker – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/applocker.aspx  As long as you have Win7 pro or higher, I can set up policies that lets him install updates to his existing apps, but any new things won’t install. I’ll try it on my home computer first.


Too bad it won’t work on Home machines- but it is there in Win7 Ultimates in the local security policy section.