Even though the Internet is a great source of inspiration and method of file sharing, it is also a distraction from work or provides inappropriate content to youngsters. Luckily, with the help of specialized applications such as Internet Lock you can set up a custom set of rules to allow or deny access to certain parts of the World Wide Web.
Lightweight and easy to deploy
The installation process is quick and simple, with the only effort required on your behalf being to set a master password that grants you access to commands. The impact on your system's resources is not something to worry about, the application being suitable for a large variety of configurations.
Suitable for beginners and experts alike
Once you go through the setup process, an intuitive and pleasant interface greets you, with available features stored in tabs. You quickly get accommodated, and beginners even have a rich help manual at their disposal.
The “Home” tab is where you manage most general settings, such as the admin password, color scheme, Internet time, notifications, and even a few advanced settings.
Multiple security options
One of the first steps is to switch to the “Rules” tab and configure restrictions. The application features setup procedures suitable for all levels of experience. “Quick protection” allows you to pick an application that is dependent of Internet connection and have it secured, protect an entire domain or IP address, as well as certain users that work on the specific PC.
Thorough configuration of rules
Moreover, you can select several predefined rule sets, like blocking all web browsers, email client programs, or even remote desktop. Choosing either one of them brings up a new window with some advanced settings. A custom executable file can be chosen, multiple ports can be set, a time interval for which the method to take effect, and above all, the action to be taken, which can be password protection or complete access approval or denial.
To sum it up, Internet Lock promises and delivers exactly what the name suggests. Due to its clever design, it's suitable for work and home computers, while the intuitive interface and help manual let anyone put it to good use. It performed well in our tests and we recommended it for anyone looking for more security measures.