Kid Key Lock

Kid Key Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    25,661
  • Date Added:
    October 24, 2013
  • File Size:
    1001.38KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    195
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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This program is called Kid-Key-Lock, but it could just as easily be called Cat-Key-Lock. It was just a few days ago that we came back to our computer to find that our cat had added several letters and numbers and 15 pages of carriage returns to a document that we had been working on. Whether you have a curious toddler or an oblivious feline, Kid-Key-Lock can keep your computer safe from unwanted keyboard and mouse input.

The program appears as an icon in the system tray, and you can access the setup menu by right-clicking on it. From there, there are several options for customizing Kid-Key-Lock's functions. You can lock various mouse buttons, the mouse wheel, and double-clicking, and there are four levels of keyboard locking: system key combinations; all keys except characters, space, Enter, and arrow keys; all keys except characters, space, and Enter; or all keys on the keyboard. When only the keyboard is locked, you can click on the program's icon to unlock it; when the mouse is also locked, you can type a password (which the program will display) in order to unlock. The program also accepts one command line parameter that can be used if the password has been forgotten. A built-in Help file is brief but adequate. Overall, Kid-Key-Lock is nothing fancy, but it is an effective way to keep kids, cats, and anyone else who can't read from composing their magnum opus of gibberish.

Kid-Key-Lock installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to everyone.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "best little app.. ever"

    October 15, 2014   |   By grafiti.tito

    Version: Kid Key Lock 2.3

    Pros

    keeps my computer safe while away

    Cons

    none that i have found

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  • 1 stars

    "Comes with malware."

    June 02, 2014   |   By smtamer

    Version: Kid Key Lock 2.3

    Pros

    Installs quickly, does what it says it will do... it intercepts all keyboard actions, and blocks the keys that you specify (so little fingers can't get you into trouble while playing).

    Cons

    I installed it on two computers and both were infected with the Trovi browser hijack. Bleepingcomputer.com has a nice fix, but wow what a frustration!

    Summary

    Not worth it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome program"

    November 17, 2012   |   By DiDanyMan

    Version: KidKeyLock 2.2

    Pros

    This program is great. I've wanted exactly this program for ages!

    Cons

    There are ads during installation but other than this the program is great.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great app!"

    November 14, 2012   |   By henrikkr

    Version: KidKeyLock 2.2

    Pros

    Does exactly what it says. Simple and intuitive interface. A must-have for parents of young children.

    Cons

    It doesn't lock alt-control+del

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  • 1 stars

    "Watch out for Babylon"

    July 07, 2012   |   By dortmund6699

    Version: KidKeyLock 2.1

    Pros

    It does exactly what it says with regard to keeping the kiddie paws from doing any damage

    Cons

    It installs Babylon, a toolbar and homepage hijacker. I opted out of this during the installation but it installed it anyway and it was a real bear to get rid of. Be careful.

    Summary



    Updated on Jul 7, 2012

    If you use Firefox, there are ways to get rid of Babylon using the about:config in the URL bar, searching for Babylon, resetting any reference to Babylon, and then restarting firefox.

    Without Babylon this is a great piece of software. With it, just adware.

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  • 2 stars

    "Works Somewhat"

    April 28, 2012   |   By TrekDoc

    Version: KidKeyLock 2.0

    Pros

    Able to disable keyboard and mouse

    Cons

    While installing be careful. It asks you to install junk some bar, and set you homepage to some junk. Make sure to click decline and un-tick the marks.
    Crtl+Alt+Del is not prevented.
    The programs takes up a lot of resources.
    If you choose to hide the mouse cpu usage will go to 100

    Summary

    Not worth it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use and does exactly what I wanted"

    September 23, 2011   |   By sjm182222

    Version: Kid-Key-Lock 1.7

    Pros

    Fast and simple, options for locking (which keys), easy notification so you can see when it is on, locks the right mouse button which is VERY helpful.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Maybe one additional option that allows for all keys locked except for arrow and character keys.

    Summary

    This is perfect for when you want your little ones to play "keyboard banger" games or when your toddler is playing and you want to make sure she can't accidentally hit something.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple, does what it should."

    December 12, 2010   |   By smoCNE

    Version: Kid-Key-Lock 1.7

    Pros

    Locks your keyboard.
    Configurable which keys and mouse buttons are locked.

    Cons

    None that I've found.

    Summary

    If you want to show your kids videos and don't want them messing with things or accidentally stopping the video, this software does what you want.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.3
    Removed buggy "hide mouse" option. Fixed broken URLs in about box.
    General
    Publisher 100dof
    Publisher web site http://www.100dof.com
    Release Date October 24, 2013
    Date Added October 24, 2013
    Version 2.3
    Category
    Category Home Software
    Subcategory Kids & Parenting Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1001.38KB
    File Name 100dof_kidkeylock_setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 25,661
    Downloads Last Week 195
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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