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LNK File Guard v1.3

Windows OS security application that blocks suspicious and unknown .LNK (shortcut) files.
After Microsoft announced to block Office macros by default, attackers found other ways to infect systems, one of these is abusing .LNK files. This program will block any suspicious .LNK file
and only allow .LNK files located in safe locations. The program is very simple to use: you just need to install it and it will start monitoring for .LNK shortcut files in the background. When a .LNK file is blocked, the event is logged in the .log file and sent to Windows Event Log. Additionally, you can also block unknown .LNK files on the Desktop folder (for extra security in case the user
downloads attachments on the Desktop folder).

For Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (32/64-bit)

app screenshot

Monitor and Block .LNK Shortcuts

In 2022 the .LNK shortcut files gained popularity among cybersecurity experts due to the
always increasing incidents of ransomware infections originated from malicious .ISO/IMG and .LNK files abused by attackers to bypass security measures and trick the user into running the .LNK file. So we decided to create this simple program that can help businesses and users to
easily block suspicious or unknown .LNK shortcuts, and thus prevent a possible malware or ransomware infection. This program can be used as an additional protection layer
that is focused only on monitoring .LNK shortcut files.

Monitor LNK Shortcuts

Protect the system by blocking suspicious .LNK shortcut files (most abused file type of 2022).

Prevent Malware Infection

LNK files are being heavily abused by attackers, blocking unknown LNK files can prevent a malware infection.

Zero Configuration

Once this program is installed it will monitor and block suspicious LNK files, you don't need to do anything.

Low Resource Usage

The application uses less than 20 MB of memory, you'll not even notice it is running in the system.

Windows 7 SP1, 8, 10, 11

This program supports all Windows OS versions, from the now old Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10 & 11 OS.

No Spyware/Adware

The program is completely free from spyware, adware or other pests, nothing extra is installed.

Application Screenshots

Here there are some screenshots of the application.

app screen

What's New

Here you can find what we have changed and updated.
We constantly improve our products with bugs fixes, improvements and new features.
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[10-Apr-2023] v1.3.0.0

+ Improved installer and uninstaller scripts
+ Updated NoVirusThanks License Manager to latest version
+ Minor fixes and optimizations
+ Updated internal libraries

[03-Nov-2022] v1.2.0.0

+ Improved monitoring of .lnk files
+ Minor improvements

Product Details

Version 1.3
Last Updated April 10, 2023
Operating System Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (32/64-bit)
License Type Shareware
Setup File Size ~44 MB
Install Size ~10 MB