Remove unwanted applications with AppLocker®
AppLocker in Windows 7 helps you to remove unwanted and unknown applications within organization's network which also provides security and benefits.
There's always the risk of getting a malware infection while bringing software from variety of sources such as home, internet downloads, peer to peer file sharing and even through e-mails.
AppLocker in Windows 7 not only helps in removing unknown applications but also provides security. With the higher risks of malware infections, the user can’t be certain whether they are running the approved and licensed software. Sometimes, the non-productive applications are downloaded by the users which are not compatible with business applications, which hampers the performance on the local desktop.
The organizations always look for ways to have more control over their desktop environment through a variety of lock down schemes. If the user run the system as standard, non administrative, then he cannot eliminate unknown software in the organization.
Keeping all this in view, Microsoft Windows 7 provides solution for application control in the enterprise with the introduction of AppLocker, which is a flexible method that allows administrators to specify exactly what is allowed to run in their desktop environment. It keeps unlicensed software and malwares from running in the desktop environment. It also stops the user to run application that consumes unnecessary network bandwidth or destabilize desktop environment or increase help desk support cost. It allows the users to install and run only approved applications.
AppLocker works through three rule types: allow, deny, and exception. Allow rules limit the execution of application to a “known good list” of applications and blocks the else, whereas Deny rule works opposite to Allow rule as it only allows the execution of the applications except on the list of “known bad” application. And Exception rules allow you to exclude files from allow/deny rule. Greater flexibility is also provided by AppLocker as multiple configurable policies are supported by it. AppLocker through new tools and wizards provides great benefit to IT administrators. Automatically generating rules and importing/exporting rules are easy to create and maintain.
Thus, Windows 7 AppLocker not only provides defense and security against malicious software but also provides operational benefits.