Date Added:May 23, 2005
Downloads Last Week:5
Product ranking:#34 in Parental Control
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I did like the fact that you had a large list of words that the program looked for and that you could add to the list if needed
found that it did not block you from entering sites that were specified as blocked
I tried this program to see if it would block my children from sites that I felt were unsuitable for children but I felt that to go from my using it to my children using was to complicated
Hides itself well. Locks users from modifying files and folders.
If you forget your password, you are screwed. Internet filters did not work. I added several blocked parameters and I still accesed the websites. Uninstaller said to use the Windows Add/Remove to uninstall. That did not fully uninstall the program.
I am sure there are other programs with better features. I do not recommend this program to anybody.
Updated on Feb 1, 2009
click on p+L+G ro bring up main window and nothing happens got rid of it within 15 mins of downloading even rebooted as suggested but still nothing dont waste your time with this program
It is good for prying on what your kids have been looking at
I don't get it when I press the secret buttonsto get into the interface I can only get into it once. when I close the interface I can't get back into it.
Like most parents, we have a separate User ID for our child - but this program only works for the USER ID under which you install it... or, wait. Maybe we can enable to toolbar... ah there it is! But now our kid can disable the tool bar - oh, wait, that's it -- if temporarily make the kid's USER ID an administrative ID, and THEN unlock the tool bar, and THEN switch to "child mode," and THEN switch the USER ID back to . ..
By this point we figured the programmers were too narrow to consider multiple USER IDs, and agreed someone this obtuse probably didn't write all that spectacular program to start with.
If you like challenges, this is for you!
First - it has 3 different on/off switches: start/stop timer, main switch, and start/stop countdown. To figure out the working combination of on and offs you have to rely on trial and error, and even if you figure it out, you have to explain the complexities to other adults for them to be able to control. The lack of usefulness is baffling!
Second - entering the password when prompted won't stop the timer from counting down! This is simply incredibly idiotic - if you enter the correct password, you are by definition not a person to be controlled, but a controller. For painfully appearent reasons, entering the correct password should stop the timer, but here you also have to manually switch the timer off. Then you have to remember to switch it on again...
Third - if you have multiple user accounts on your computer, this application goes bananas outside the administrator's account and has to be shut down.
Fourth - if your child is smart enough to know how to uninstall programs from the computer's control panel, this program is gone in a minute: it will happily uninstall without requiring a password.
The program does what it was programmed to do, controlling the number of hours your kid can play on the computer each day (clocking downward). There are also other features, but I haven't tried them.
1. The 10 second window to stop the timer can be nerve wrecking at times. Once you use up all your time and you fail to stop the timer, you will have to restart the computer for another try at the 10 second window.
2. This program does not control the time of day your kid can use the computer, which means he/she can stay up late at night playing the computer.
Difficult to uninstall (so if the child knows a bit about computers, they shouldn't be able to get round it too easily).
Everytime you logon, the program is loaded during startup. You are asked for your password and only have ten seconds to enter it. I got my machine into a state where if I didn't enter the correct password within the time limit, it would shut down automatically. This may have been due to an attempt to uninstall it. If you want to uninstall it, make sure you follow their instructions, as its not as simple as uninstalling most programs.
Contrary to the editor's review, help documentation IS included, and it does tell you to restart the machine after installation.
Doesn't allow you to set different time limits for each user. Optional countdown timer is formatted oddly (12:00 means time is up??) and can only appear at upper left corner of screen.
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|Publisher web site||http://www.riasc.net|
|Release Date||May 23, 2005|
|Date Added||May 23, 2005|
|Operating Systems||Windows 2000/XP|
|Additional Requirements||Windows 2000/XP, Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1|
|Downloads Last Week||5|