Lock programs and encrypt files and folders with ease. Uses Blowfish technology.
File Size: 1.58 MB
License: Free to try
OS: Win95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP
Requirements: 32M RAM
20M free HD space
WinGuard Pro Free is a program that lets you lock some features of your system so that nobody can use them while you are away. The program lets you specify a password and then choose from a variety of options - what features to lock, for example, the find tool, backing up, desktop, etc.
All the options are listed within one window and they are self-explaining, so there is no need to wade your way through dozens of sub-folders and weird registry key values.
Built-in programs: There are over 25 or the most common programs built-in for locking on the free version. Whilst premium users get over 50 built-in programs
Lock your own programs (Premium only): You can also add any of your own programs for locking. Though many are built-in.
Fully configurable: The software comes with it's own Configuration tool, which is very user friendly, and if you get stuck there is a Help menu to hand.
Password timer: You can set in seconds how long you want to give users to enter the password to access any locked programs. This can help deter hackers.
Screen blank: You can have the screen blank in emergencies, this prevents any use of the computer, and blacks out the screen only leaving a password box to access the entire system
Set your own password warning to users: Using your own pictures you can set them to display on the password box to the users trying to access a locked program, you can use popular picture formats such as Bitmap, JPEG, GIF and so on.
Hide access to the configuration tool: You can stop users from accessing the configuration tool by setting your own password on it. You can also stop them trying to guess the password by disabling the icon on the system tray
Extra Locking: Did will tell you about Extra Locking? This lets you lock even more features down on your PC. Such as the Desktop, My Computer, Internet Access, Internet Downloading, Software Installations and much more.
Stop people installing software (Premium only): This is a must have for those of you who are sick of users installing software on your computers without your consent. With this feature just a simple click is all that's needed and the software will disable Setup programs, Installers, Self Extracting Exe's, Zip files, the lot
Help prevent viruses: Using the above feature to stop software installs, this will help prevent such viruses that may be contained in program the user is trying to install.
Lock Files & Folders too: Keep users out of files or entire folders using the optional addon.
It's fast, reliable and efficient: It's fast because the actually program takes less that half a mega byte of RAM. It's reliable because the code has been fined tuned over the past three years of it's life. It's efficient because it does not use any other DLL's, OCX's and so on. All it uses is one EXE file 'wgpro.exe', and the use of the API which is built into Windows already
It's easy to use: It will not bite! It is very easy to use, and looks nice too.