DropMyRights

DropMyRights

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.04
  • Total Downloads:
    18,057
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 08, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    164KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    15
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Improve system security with this tiny executable freeware, but prepare to spend some time configuring shortcuts. After installation, double-click DropMyRights and you'll see a command window flash open and close. Don't worry, you only missed a short help screen listing the program's three options. The application doesn't have an interface since it isn't something you run by itself.

The beauty of this utility is you can log on as an administrator, and still lock down select applications. DropMyRights literally drops the rights of an application from unrestricted to normal, constrained, or untrusted. It neither adds overhead nor slows down your applications. It simply blocks them from performing certain security-breaking functions.

To use DropMyRights, you will need to spend some time creating shortcuts to your browsers, instant messengers, and other programs. Each shortcut loads DropMyRights with the full path to the selected program as an argument. Novice users may have difficulty with that step at first, but should pick up the method quickly.

Some inexperienced users may find this program frustrating at first, but intermediate users to advanced users will quickly pick up using DropMyRights. It efficiently performs a much needed security function.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Easy to install and use."

July 28, 2010  |  By dannythekay

 |  Version: DropMyRights 1.04

Pros

Installation was easy, as was setting it up for Firefox and Thunderbird. I plan to set it up for my other browsers. On my DSL connection a startup box shows for only 1 or 2 seconds before going to normal startup of Firefox or Thunderbird.

Cons

Not really a con, but I don't have any way to know how well it protects the computer.

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5 stars

"great for security on windows xp"

May 16, 2009  |  By vikramsjn

 |  Version: DropMyRights 1.04

Pros

very small, very simple to use, and saves from internet viruses

Cons

just needs to know the shortcut editing, and a limited certain programs may have issues

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5 stars

"Does its job"

February 13, 2009  |  By yellowjacketmatt

 |  Version: DropMyRights 1.04

Pros

Performs as advertised

Cons

Does not cause any problems

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5 stars

"fantastic"

April 25, 2008  |  By bamatina

 |  Version: DropMyRights 1.04

Pros

dont even know its there, and does what it suppose to do

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3 stars

"NOT "easy to use""

December 04, 2007  |  By stick joe

 |  Version: DropMyRights 1.04

Pros

I like the idea of what this program does, but....

Cons

This ISN'T "easy", as in, just install it click an icon and go. This program involves MORE and therefore isn't for anyone who doesn't know how or who doesn't want to be inconvenienced by doing MORE than just "clicking an icon and then it goes on it's own".

Just warning everyone :).

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5 stars

"Excellent tiny utility"

August 22, 2007  |  By ndwpgd

 |  Version: DropMyRights 1.04

Pros

Too lazy to constantly switch profiles, this tool ( hopefully) will help reduce my risk browsing the internet. And only 20k big. Now I have 2 shortcuts for IE, one full admin and the default with dropmyrights.

I had to use N parameter, because the 2 tougher ones immediately kill IE, probably due to Google and Copernic toolbars

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5 stars

"Killeen Texas Computer Nerds - Excellent Concept"

August 10, 2007

 |  Version: DropMyRights 1.04

Pros

The concept of shutting off various rights and tweaking services is an excellent idea. We are in the online repair business, thus this program is a perfect match for us and our customers.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.04
New product.
General
Publisher Michael Howard
Publisher web site http://blogs.msdn.com/michael_howard/archive/2004/11/18/266033.aspx
Release Date August 08, 2007
Date Added August 08, 2007
Version 1.04
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP
Download Information
File Size 164KB
File Name dropmyrights.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,057
Downloads Last Week 15
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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