Process Protection

SpyHunter 4 contains advanced System Guard Process Protection features, designed to give you complete control over which processes are authorized to run on your system, and allowing you to identify and stop malicious processes before they are even executed!

The System Guards can be activated by checking the "Activate Guards" checkbox in the System Guards menu (1). If you ever desire to turn System Guards off, just uncheck the same checkbox.

The System Guards panel displays a list of allowed items (that you have granted permission to run on your system) (3) and blocked items (that you have checked to specifically blocked from running) (2). You can edit these lists at any time through the System Guards interface. Click here for more information on editing the allowed/blocked list.

To bring up additional properties of a process that is in either list, simply click on the filename to select it. Windows information related to the associated file will be displayed. Please note that, as this data is set by the publisher of the item and not by SpyHunter, this information may have been falsified. We recommend that you use the "More Info" feature to confirm any information. To use "More Info" to retrieve accurate, up-to-date information on a process, simply click on the plus symbol for a drop-down list of processes to select (4). Please note that you must be connected to the Internet for this feature to work, as it requires a connection to our servers.

Please also note that additional information for process is only offered to full, paying users.

If you block a process, you may receive a Windows error message stating "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." This error message is no cause for alarm! It simply means that SpyHunter has successfully blocked Windows from executing the process.

A collection of known good Microsoft Windows system files have been white-listed in SpyHunter for your convenience. This will help to prevent Microsoft system files from triggering unnecessary Process Guard alerts. These white-listed system files are NOT displayed in the Allowed Items list.