AppLocker is a Windows security feature that secures various workstations, computer servers, and corporate desktop computers against unauthorized access by hackers and other unauthorized users. AppLocker is basically an intelligent virtualization tool that guards, authenticates and verifies the integrity of applications running on your computer. It works as an isolation protector for a virtualized server and protects applications running on the host, the client computer and other workstations. The unique technology embedded in AppLocker (IPsec) prevents the unauthorized access from other computers running on the same network. AppLocker features include:
You can disable the AppLocker service by using an INI file. For instance, if you are using Windows ME and want to turn off the AppLocker monitoring process, just create an INI file for this purpose. Similarly, if you are using Windows XP, you can disable the AppLocker service by using the /applocker switch when you turn on the system. The disadvantage of disabling the AppLocker service is that you will lose all AppLocker protection for your installed apps. The new startup configuration should also be emptied and the new startup name should be used if you are reinstalling the programs.
When a malicious user gains access to your machine, it allows them to compromise your Windows security, especially if you have disabled the AppLocker service. It enables remote users to bypass AppLocker sandboxing, execute arbitrary code, elevate the privilege level, prevent network logins, retrieve confidential information from your computer, monitor your Internet activity, and collect email addresses from your mailbox. By preventing the AppLocker scan, it ensures that unauthorized users cannot install and run third-party applications. This is one of the best ways to enhance the performance of your server and workstations.