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WinLock ensures that only authorized people can access sensitive information on your computer and designates time limits for use.

This security tool will allow you to restrict your users from accessing essential system resources like Control Panel, Desktop, and system registry and disable Windows hotkeys (Alt-Ctrl-Del, Alt-Tab, Ctrl-Esc, etc.), hide the Start button and taskbar. And it runs from the system tray and requires a password to access any available settings.

WinLock loads automatically with Windows and allows you to add an optional startup message, provide audio notification, and set the time limit. Once reaching that limit, Windows is summarily shut down. You can toggle the timer on and off from the tray. It also lets you deny access to selected files, applications, Explorer windows (Recycle Bin, My Computer, etc.), USB and hard drives, filter Internet content, and prohibit access to questionable Websites. When enabled, there is no way around it without the proper password.

WinLock Features:

  • System restrictions – disable command prompt, Control Panel, Safe Mode, etc.
  • Time-limited access – control how long other users can use the computer
  • Restrict Start Menu – hide the selective Start menu items, block context menus
  • Control Internet access – allow access only to the trusted sites only, and block all others
  • Sofware filter – block access to the downloaders, games, messaging clients, or CD burners
  • Hide drives – hide your system and network drives in Windows Explorer
  • Logging – monitor changes to the Windows shell and writes these changes to the log file


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  • Limitations:
    The standard version includes the above features. The Pro version is $31.95 and additionally includes:

  • Guest Password
  • USB Exclusions
  • Smart Restrictions and User Profiles
  • USB Authentication
  • Internet Explorer Restrictions
  • Website Content Filters
  • Remote Lock
  • Webcam Snapshots