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AntiMalware Plugin by SaschArt
PluginsMonitorFree by SaschArt is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
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Introducing PluginsMonitorFree: Safeguarding of Music Production in your DAW

PluginsMonitor scans your plugins and checks for any potential malware or spyware behavior.

This plugin doesn't generate or process sound but aids other plugins in functioning safely and optimally. Because of this, it's essential for any musician.

Now you can create your music safely!

The market is flooded with unverified plugins. How can you be certain these plugins don't engage in background activities that could compromise your computer's security?

Plugins execute code in your DAW, allowing them to access private files, make modifications, or even delete them. They might transmit data from your computer to the internet without your knowledge, and in some cases, they could even share your projects online.

Antivirus software isn't enough as it relies on plugin signatures. There's often a gap before new plugins are included in databases, allowing them to go unnoticed for months or even years.

Firewalls are inadequate too, as they focus on the DAW's internet connection rather than individual plugins operating under the DAW.

The solution for your safety is PluginsMonitor. It can detect any unauthorized access, modifications, or deletions of your files in real time, identifying the responsible plugin. It's capable of recognizing internet connections and data transfers on a per-plugin basis. While PluginsMonitor won't identify specific plugins as malware, it provides insight into potentially suspicious activities.

You have the option to block various actions: reading files, writing files, accessing and modifying the registry, and internet access. It's important to note that this feature disables particular functions, though some plugins might cause DAW crashes due to their unsafe design.

PluginsMonitor can also automatically monitor plugins as they're loaded.

We take pride in PluginsMonitor's efficiency. It scans your plugins with minimal resource consumption, virtually zero! Notably, it only scans plugins, not DAW activity. We assume that DAW software prioritizes security and data integrity.

The free version scans one plugin at a time. For concurrent scanning of multiple plugins, opt for the commercial version. Keep in mind that certain plugins with multiple modules require the commercial version for comprehensive scanning.

Unfortunately, Apple OS's security system doesn't support cross-module scanning. This system has a drawback: plugins cannot be scanned and there is no security checking in compensation. So PluginsMonitor cannot work on this operating system.

PluginsMonitor works across audio protocols. For instance, VST2 PluginsMonitor can scan VST3 and other plugin types.

Platform bridging between x32 and x64 isn't seamless. If your DAW is x32-bits, use the x32 version of PluginsMonitor, which can only monitor x32-bits plugins. This requirement applies to x64-bits as well.

PluginsMonitor can assist in diagnosing non-functional plugins. Logs provide insight into attempted file accesses, revealing missing modules and samples required by plugins for your projects.



  • Scans plugins for unauthorized file access, modifications, or deletions.
  • Scans plugins for registry access and modifications.
  • Monitors plugins for internet activity, displaying server addresses and transmitted data.
  • Offers the ability to block plugin actions related to file and registry access, as well as internet connectivity.
  • Provides automated monitoring upon plugin loading.

Audio Plugins Anti-Malware (APAM) technology is an intellectual property of EmRysRa. Please contact us if you intend to use it in your DAW or with your plugins.

DAW (VST2 or VST3 host), Windows 32/64-bits.

Tested and works on: Studio One, Reaper (x32 and x64), Cakewalk by Bandlab (x32 and x64), FL Studio, MixCraft (x32 and x64), Cubase, Bitwig (without unload), Adobe Audition (without unload), Ardour, VSTHost (x32 and x64) and BrainWaveProducer (x32 and x64)
Not works: Ableton, LMMS.

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