Softpedia Editor's Review for Stop Software Installation Tool
Prevent users of your computer from installing unwanted software with password protection
Written by Bogdan Popa on March 30th, 2012
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Stop Software Installation Tool is an application designed to help computer administrators block the installation of specific software on any Windows workstation.
Although supposed to perform such an important task, the program is actually pretty easy to use, mostly thanks to its well organized interface and clean layout.
Once you install and launch Stop Software Installation Tool for the first time, you are prompted to define the file masks to be blocked by the program. There are two available options: download a file mask list or load one from file.
While you can add as many files and extensions as you want, you're also allowed to set up a list of excluded files, but it's at least as important to also define the users whose attempts should be blocked. Stop Software Installation Tool automatically scans and detects the Windows users and lets you specify the ones to be restricted.
Another good feature of the program is the ability to run completely hidden, while also offering a separate mode with a System Tray icon for instant access.
What's more, the app supports password protection to make sure nobody manages to access its settings, but also hotkeys to easily activate the application in case it's running in stealth mode.
It doesn't slow down the system and, more importantly, it runs on each version of Windows, without the need for administrator privileges.
All things considered, Stop Software Installation Tool is a tool that serves its purpose and provides quite a user-friendly environment to make everything a lot easier for both beginners and those with a bit more knowledge.
Stop Software Installation Tool description
Here are some key features of "Stop Software Installation Tool":
· Set the administrator password to prevent software installation, change program settings, uninstall the Stop Software Installation Tool;
· Specify the list of rules with files masks to block certain file execution;
· Define users who may or not to install programs on your PC;
· Start the program in the hidden mode or with the tray icon;
· Use the hot key to activate the program;
· Control users activities with the log file.
· 30 days trial
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· new functions and features