Windows Script Host, which is a flexible tool for automating Windows, can also be misused by malicious developers.

To prevent abuse of Windows Script Host without stifling its power, Windows Script Host 5.6 employs a new security model.

Script users can now verify the authenticity of a script before running it. Script developers can sign their scripts to prevent unauthorized modifications. Administrators can enforce strict policies that determine which users have privileges to run scripts locally or remotely.

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