While it can password protect user-specified applications, the trade-off in speed is too high a price to pay.
Password Door has an easy-to-use interface that requires you to create a master password to access it. The tabbed style lets you select an application from a list. If you can't find a specific program on the list, there is a search function available under the Options menu. From the main window, you can opt to create a separate password for protecting the application, or you can opt to use your master password. In our tests, Password Door worked fine with most Microsoft programs, but failed to work with Internet Explorer. Throughout the testing process, our computer was extremely slow. It even slowed down Web browsing.
There's a 21-day trial period, but most users won't need that long if they experience the system sluggishness we did. True to form, the program took a ridiculously long time to uninstall from our PC, but it did so cleanly. Regardless of your level of experience, this program's faults outweigh its benefits, and we suggest you find a speedier tool to protect access to your programs.
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From TopLang software:
There are a lot of fine software installed on your computer, you know them well: MS-Office, WinZip, Windows Media Player, Real Player, AcdSee. Most of them have no password protection, so anyone who shares your workstation can launch one of these applications and use it to browse or modify your data that was created by it. You don't want to have to learn to use new software that have the password protection feature, but you do want the password protection feature for your existing software.
Password Door can add password protection to any program on your computer. It will not modify the original programs, so it will never destroy the programs and you will never lose data.
What's new in this version:
Version 9.0.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
- locks down applications with a password - supports all kinds of scheduling - very easy to use - very clean, well designed interface - polished and professional
- expensive - no way to recover your password
CNet's review must be for an outdated version because the trial version that I had did not slow down my computer at all. Perhaps I'm just not sensitive enough or have a much faster computer than CNet was using (0_o), but I was stunned to see them whine about speed issues.