This program lets you secure any Windows-based computer from one centralized location, and it performed very well during testing.
PC Security Tweaker offers a clean interface consisting of a toolbar menu at the top, a tree menu on the left, and two viewing panels on the right. We were a little turned off by the desktop clutter that accompanies the program, which places three icons on your desktop. Plus, you get a nag screen each time you open the program asking you to register--and pay--for the program. Despite this, the screen-lock function worked perfectly, turning our screen to black and then requiring a password to bring it back. We were able to go in and disable/enable control panel settings and lock/unlock specific drives, all in the same window. The only drawback with this program is that it doesn't require a password to go in and change the settings, even passwords. Someone could easily get into the program and manipulate your settings if you don't have the screen lock activated.
The convenience of this all-in-one security program outweighs the few negatives we encountered. The 30-day trial is plenty of time for even the most novice users to learn the ins and outs of PC Security Tweaker.
PC Security Tweaker is a security tweaking utility you can use to tweak Windows-based computers. It is compatible with all Windows versions and lets you control which users are allowed to access your PC and the level of access each user may have. You can choose to tweak access to lots of Control Panel applet functions, including Display, Network, Passwords, Printers, System, Add/Remove Programs, etc. You can enforce users to use separate system profile folders and provide them with their own custom shell folders such as Desktop, Start Menu, Favorites, My Documents. Additionally, by tweaking, you can: disable selected Start Menu items, lock and protect disk drives in My Computer, disable the DOS and command prompt, interruption boot keys, real DOS mode, Registry editing, taskbar, task manager, and network access, hide desktop icons, and much more. You can password-protect Windows and restrict users to running specific applications only. Security tweaks can be applied universally or just to specific users. This software also lets you tweak Internet Explorer to secure web browsing.
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Version 9.801 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.