DropMyRights

DropMyRights

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.04
  • Total Downloads:
    17,871
  • Date Added:
    August 08, 2007
  • File Size:
    164KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows/XP

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 17,871
    Downloads Last Week 16
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
     
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