Important files and documents are not only at risk with an active Internet connection. When a computer is used by multiple people, files can be accidentally deleted or programs accessed without permission. Luckily, with the help of specialized applications such as WinGuard Pro you can impose restrictions and protect various tasks with a password.
Keeps you secured with a password
Each time you run the application, you need to enter a security key you set from the main window, so remember it, otherwise you might make your computer useless. The interface is cleverly designed to quickly get you accommodated with all it has to offer.
The upper part is populated by tabs for TaskLock, Password, Users, Advanced and File Protection. The first acts like the headquarters and lets you select tasks that can be locked in order to prevent unauthorized access.
By default, basic utilities and apps are enlisted, like weather, calendar, mail and more, with the possibility to add custom processes you can pick from a list of active ones.
Limit access for multiple users
The application is mainly oriented towards computers with multiple accounts. From the dedicated tab you can easily set the administrator, if logged on, and even choose to display a message whenever a user logs in. Configurations can be saved to file so that they are easily applied to other computers as well.
Lock down major features
The Advanced tab is slightly shallow, with only five options, but they block major features, hence its name. From here, you can completely lock down Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, software installation processes, the whole C drive, as well as Start Menu Icons and Modern UI Tiles.
Encrypt files for enhanced protection
In addition, you can choose to simply protect files of maximum interest by having them encrypted. This is easily done by selecting a file or folder through the dedicated explorer options and hitting the “Encrypt” button.
All in all, WinGuard Pro can provide the extra security needed in an office environment but can also shine while used at home as a parental control method. It gets deployed in the blink of an eye, with no accommodation time required once the setup process is done. If security issues are a great concern, don't hesitate to give this utility a try.