Task Blocker Portable
Task Blocker Portable is a software application whose sole purpose is to block specified programs from running, as well as view logs.
The conveniences of a portable app
The installation process is no longer a necessity, as this is the portable counterpart of Task Blocker. As a consequence, the Windows registry and Start menu/screen are not going to suffer any changes, and it is not going to leave any kind of traces on the drive after its removal.
Another important aspect you should be aware of is that you can copy the program files to a removable storage device and thus, use Task Blocker Portable on any PC you have been granted access to and take it anywhere with you.
Creating tasks and managing them
This tool enables you to easily block apps, by letting you do this operation manually, select programs from the hard disk with the help of the built-in file browser or choose one from a list of all active processes.
In addition to that, all tasks created can be launched or stopped, and you can easily view in the main window the number of times it has been blocked. It is possible to reset all counters with the click of the button, refresh all blocked items and view log files using Notepad.
From the settings panel you can show or hide notifications when a task is blocked, launch the utility at Windows startup and enable logs and warnings when it exceeds a specified size (expressed in MB).
In conclusion, Task Blocker Portable is a pretty decent piece of software for blocking apps. The interface is minimal, the response time is good and the CPU and memory usage is low at all times. Nonetheless there are no security options to help protect your settings, which is considered to be a setback.