WinGuard Pro 2014 8.16

Locks any file, folder or program on your computer, which prevents the unauthorized installation of programs and protects important data
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.

In conclusion

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.

Reviewed by Mircea Dragomir on July 30th, 2014


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Editor's Review
VERY GOOD
last updated on:
July 30th, 2014, 13:30 GMT
file size:
3 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
WGP
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
category:
C: \ Security \ Security Related
download hub:
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WinGuard Pro - You can use WinGuard Pro to easily restrict the access to multiple applications in your computer.WinGuard Pro - You can change the default password that protects the access to WinGuard Pro's main interface.WinGuard Pro - Users can configure WinGuard Pro to display a custom message at system logon.WinGuard Pro
What's New in version 2014 8.14
  • WinGuard 2014 is here!
  • New free software added.
  • Free email support to everyone.
  • Lock Windows 8 Apps
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Application description

WinGuard Pro lets you lock down any program, window or files on your computer with a password. WinGuard Pro allows you...

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