ScripTrap was written many years ago before the prevalence of antivirus and antispyware programs. It may not work with newer versions of Windows operating systems and could possibly interfere with certain types of security software. It is included here for historical purposes.
Scripts are small programs that are written in a variety of simple computer languages. They can perform useful functions but they can also be used for less useful and sometimes damaging purposes, the prime examples being computer viruses and trojan-horse programs.

ScripTrap traps scripts when they attempt to run on your computer and provides the option of blocking them or letting them continue to run. You can also check the intercepted script with your anti-virus program before you decide to run it or not. This provides you with a chance of catching possibly malicious code before it causes damage. ScripTrap is particularly useful for trapping scripts that arrive in email attachments, such as the recent ILOVEYOU virus.

The worst thing about many types of scripts is that they can operate without warning as a legitimate part or extension of another program. Most damaging of all are email attachments that contain scripts. If you open them in an email program that allows scripting they may execute before you even realize what you have done.

Using the same techniques for script file interception, ScripTrap will also warn you when Microsoft Word and Excel files are about to run, possibly saving you from executing documents that could contain malicious macro code by giving you that important second chance after inadvertently opening an email attachment!

ScripTrap provides you with filtering capabilities so you can choose to automatically accept or reject selected script files without prompting. You can also choose to only intercept scripts that try to run from temporary directories, having most likely been placed there when about to be run from an email attachment.

The ScripTrap self-extracting download file contains a single 40K executable that performs the installation, Start menu shortcut creation, program configuration and script interception. It includes comprehensive built-in help text and will perform the correct and complete uninstall procedure should you wish to remove the program. Unlike similar offerings ScripTrap will remove all traces of itself upon uninstalling including removing all associated registry entries and folder/file deletion.