A comprehensive security solution for personal or publicly accessible computers and office workstations. It is a program that ensures that only authorized people can access sensitive information on your computer.
Disable taskbar, desktop, clipboard, control panel, safe mode, and more...
Control how long your children can use the computer.
Hide the selective Start menu items, block context menus.
Allow access to the trusted sites only, and block all others.
Block access to the downloaders, games, messaging clients, or CD burners.
Lockdown security for ATMs, terminals and public-access computers.
Prevent users from installing the
Hide any program or window on your screen with a simple hot key combination.
Hide your system and network drives and block access to flash drives and DVDs.
Block virtually any application or any part of it: window, popup message, dialog box.
Monitor changes to the system and write these changes to the log file.
Click one button to lock workstations the way you want.
Stop other users of your computer from peeking into your personal files. Allow specific users to run a program while denying it to others.
You can choose a specific keyboard combination and quickly enable or disable protection of your computer.
WinLock sports one of the most intuitive user interfaces, that makes it easy to use by both novice users and computer professionals.
WinLock is used by large corporations and small businesses, schools and police departments, universities and libraries (to name a few).
Hundreds of thousands of copies of WinLock have been downloaded by computer users from virtually all countries of the world.
You don't have to learn how to use the group policies, user groups, and privileges, because WinLock does the hard work for you.
From Windows 2000 to Windows 10, with all service packs and hotfixes, all are supported by WinLock.
You can fine-tune the access rules by creating appropriate security profiles.
Since the first release, we've been continuously extending, enhancing, and improving WinLock.
WinLock is a powerful security tool that allows you to take strict control over what other users can do on your PC.
If your kids are always messing around with your system settings, for instance, then in a few clicks you can prevent them from accessing the Registry Editor, Control Panel, Display Properties, or even My Computer. Only someone who knows the central password (that'll be you, hopefully) will be able to bypass the protection and use the blocked settings.
You can also customize Explorer, perhaps hiding the Folder Options menu, or disabling the right-click context menu. You're able to set up User Account Control to suit your needs (and be sure that it'll stay that way). While the Drives pane allows you to prevent specified drives from being displayed in Computer or Explorer, and can block access to removable drives altogether.
WinLock is also able to prevent access to particular files, folders, or applications. And, you can prevent users from viewing particular web sites.
If you're feeling really strict, then you can even limit the length of time that your PC can be running, so for example after a couple of hours it'll automatically close down. Or, if you prefer a more hands-off approach, then you can have WinLock record the changes that your users make in its log file, for review later.
Are your colleagues and relatives nosey and tend to sneak into your PC every time you go away for a cup of coffee? Are you worried that some malicious youths will destroy the system on a publicly available computer? Use WinLock to disable access to vital system features.
WinLock is a security tool that lets you disable various system features on your PC so that you only (or anyone else who knows the password) can access and enable them again. The program is capable of disabling hotkey combinations, access to Start Menu items, Control Panel, user-defined files and folders and more. This software also lets you schedule the computer to shut down in a period of time or at a certain time.
It runs on system startup and places itself in the tray. You can disable and enable the program with a couple of mouse clicks. Try this security tool today and block others from fooling around with your computer.
WinLock is an innovative security application that allows administrators to configure and restrict access to sensitive information on a computer.
If you have a computer that is openly available to family members or to the public (such as in a library or Internet cafe), then you would not want randoms or computer novices accidentally (or intently) snooping around your personal files or altering its vital settings. Winlock enables the administrator to prevent unauthorized people from accessing important system resources (i.e. Control Panel, desktop, system registry), Folders & Files, restricted Internet content, and installation & executable files.
Winlock also has a time-limited access feature which is excellent for families who want to prevent children wasting all their time playing computer games instead of doing their homework! Winlock is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server on both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.
Winlock is a practical and extremely effective security program that can be handled by any level of computer user (including rookies!). We particularly liked the easy to use interface where all the configurations and options available are succinctly detailed. Winlock would be beneficial for use on personal and/or publicly available computers.
Most of us at some point in our computing experience have had computers that we wanted to lock down for various reasons. It could be a nosy roommate or a sibling that likes to be dangerous enough on your machine to render it all but dead and ready for a format. Not everyone is a windows policy editor guru, understands what the policy editor options are all about or even know that it exists. Additionally, the policy editor can't be timed for locking and unlocking your PC nor does it log activity. Some of us like a simple GUI that is to the point and understandable from a typical users point of view and has some more flexible features than just locking controls of ones PC on a black and white basis. WinLock may be a solution for those of you who seek a little extra control over your machine, especially if you're a network administrator looking to lock down PC's remotely.
WinLock has your typical install process. The defaults are sufficient. Upon opening WinLock it will present you with configuration options for actions on system start-up. The options are to the point: enable/disable WinLock, set a password, start up with Windows, etc. WinLock has the ability to log file/folder changes and media removal. This is a very nice feature that can definitely help in pin pointing the source of many issues. You can lock the desktop, context menus, control panel and items therein. And with the ability to remove drives from "My Computer", lock key-board and mouse buttons/combinations, lock the taskbar, start menu items, you can't go wrong.
Going out to the movies and don't want your roommate to mess with your baby? No problem, you can set a timer for the lock interval. WinLock also gives you have the ability to remove files, folders and windows with specified captions such as "Internet Explorer", from being locked. This basically lets you lock down the entire computer if you wish and only have specified applications that are executable; Can you say kiosk?
Last but not least, lets say you're an administrator of a Windows based network. Who wants to mess around with going to all the PC's and configuring WinLock on them? Didn't think so. WinLock has remote administration ability! Connect to the control panel, upload a profile and lock your clients! You can even send single commands to the client. Note that the remote administration of clients requires the Remote Administrator software.
WinLock performed as expected and is quite a powerful tool.
Much like its professional counterpart, WinLock offers an endless array of options for locking certain files, functions, and even Web access.
WinLock's interface will appeal to all user levels. It's easy to navigate. All of your protection options are listed under drop-down style menu buttons. The program includes options for hiding files and folders, disabling system features such as Windows' Registry Editor and Task Manager, and limiting access to executable files. You can also manage your Start menu, block specific hot-key combos, and even mouse functions. The entire program is password protected. Once we enabled it, we checked off on various restriction options. As soon as we clicked OK, the program immediately activated our restrictions.
An extensive Help menu is included with the program. With its well-designed user interface and solid performance, we highly recommend WinLock as an exceptional tool for managing computer access.
Ever log onto the family PC only to be greeted by the Eminem wallpapers and sound scheme your son installed during his session? Have you ever tried to administer even a small office of PCs after a misguided employee decides he or she knows best which Registry tweaks to apply for smoother operation? Now you know why you need Crystal Office System's WinLock.
As Crystal Office's wonderfully comprehensive WinLock demonstrates, security is not only a matter of password protecting a folder here and there. There are countless ways of both keeping would-be snoopers from accessing key areas of a PC and of significantly narrowing the ways a guest user operates Windows itself.
WinLock locks any file, folder, and open window, or even an executable program from use. The administrative console is robust and password protected. The point-and-click interface allows you to navigate around the PC and simply add the Windows elements that you want to lock down.
WinLock really shines when it comes to keeping whole areas off limits. For instance, a System menu keeps users from accessing the Control Panel, Task Manager, DOS, Registry Editor, and scores of other common Windows commands like Move and Rename. You can even set a timer that restricts a user to a period of use before Windows locks itself or shuts down.
For office managers, WinLock has a remote administration mode for installing the program and its settings across a network. Overall, this app provides a convenient way to keep your data safe from prying eyes.
The Crystal Office Systems developed application WinLock is a security tool that you can use to ensure that users have access only to certain Windows features. By using WinLock you can for example prevent the user from accessing the Windows registry, from accessing the Control Panel, from using Windows hotkeys, and even from accessing the Start menu or context menus.
If your child uses your computer and you're worried that he spends too much time in front of the monitor, WinLock has got your back. With WinLock you can control how long your child can spend on the computer. You can let the child use the computer only for a limited amount of time and its all thanks to WinLock.
While the child uses the computer, he may try to access websites that are not exactly appropriate for his age. Once again, WinLock has your back. The application can restrict access to the Internet. Unless the site your child wants to visit is in the trusted sites list, WinLock will not let the child access it. This is to say that WinLock will allow access only to trusted sites, and block access to all other sites.
Your child may attempt to launch an application that you would rather he not mess with. Once again, WinLock is there to help you out. It can block access to downloaders, games, messaging clients, or any other application.
If the child can't see something, he won't be tempted to access it. WinLock can hide the Start button, the taskbar, drives, and network drives.
You need not be worried that using all the functionality WinLock provides is something quite difficult. WinLock comes with an easy to navigate interface that allows any user, novice or pro, to easily access the program's functions.
WinLock is a powerful, easy to use application that can help you manage computer access. It has a good looking, easy to navigate interface, and a long list of useful functions.
The second version is called WinLock Professional. As you can imagine, this version does all the bits and pieces WinLock can do. This version is meant for the pro user and computer administrator. Consequently it comes with a few extras. These extras:
In my eyes WinLock is already a wonderful tool. The extra functionality provided by this Pro version only makes this application an even more enticing download.
WinLock can protect sensitive data stored on a computer, which comes quite handy mainly if the machine is publicly accessible. The application is protected by a password, and only properly authenticated users can modify its settings while it is running from the system tray.
The tool works by restricting access to system options. It even disables the use of hotkeys to access such tools as Task Manager. Likewise, the application lets you set specific time ranges at which the computer can be used or limit the duration of a session. Moreover, it can prevent unauthorized users from accessing certain applications or even parts of them. And not only that, the program can also lock specific files and folders as well as complete drives. Additionally, the product is very useful under circumstances that require restricting access to some websites, and you can even block the use of the Internet browsers altogether.
As additional but valuable features, WinLock offers the possibility of taking shots at given intervals, either of the computer screen or from a webcam. Similarly, it can block access to connected USB devices. And, if you are concerned that your passwords are not strong enough, you can use the built-in password generator. Fortunately, it is also allowed to administrate the tool remotely.
All in all, it seems to me WinLock is an excellent choice to keep data private and secure. It definitely helps you avoid your colleagues’ prying eyes and implement parental control at home. The application is also useful in case of an utmost security risk like an exhibition when you leave a computer absolutely opened to visitors. For occasions like that, you can set your computer to be used in kiosk mode, which means that users can interact only with a specific program. The product is available in two editions: Standard and Professional. It is a good idea to study the differences between them before deciding to pick one.