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Password Protection

CNET Editors' review

This handy tool lets you securely store your user IDs and passwords in a secure database. Password Protection has a neat and uncomplicated interface that lets you arrange your passwords in user-specified categories. Information including address, username, and password is arranged in a simple table. Password Protection offers ample security measures such as password-protection for the program, masking the password under the password column, and automatically locking the interface when it's minimized or after a period of inactivity. You'll also find a handy password generator to create random, and more secure, passwords for your accounts. A search tool locates entries by description, user ID, or password. Password Protection can be used by any security-conscious user, and it's offered as freeware.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    2.3 stars

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 7
  • Current version:

    2.2 stars

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 6
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very simple entry format."

    September 17, 2010  |   By nsolent_mynx

    Version: Password Protection 4.1.3

    Pros

    If you choose to enter URL with corresponding user ID and password, program will automatically have your browser go there, or just copy user ID and password to clipboard for automatic entry.

    Cons

    While you can add columns for more info for each entry, apparently you are limited as to how many rows (entries) you can have.
    BIG CON: tracking down merkinawards.com current (2010) web site! ! !

    Summary

    Ease of use is a big plus.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "serial # and key"

    June 17, 2009  |   By Tedforty2

    Version: Password Protection 4.1.3

    Pros

    This software is great, I was sent a key before the website went down due to lack of funds.

    v4.1.3 Serial# / Key
    Helpdesk@merkinawards.com
    SGVscGRlc2tAbWVya2luYXdhcmRzLmNvbQ==

    v4.1 Serial# / Key
    passwordprotection
    i-Bv=j<EaHeJmwk1 2

    Cons

    Software needs a revamp for interface but its reliable as hell

    Summary

    Go get it! Save yourself some hassles of lost passwords for all the websites you use!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Does the job with ease"

    October 27, 2008  |   By dwigg

    Version: Password Protection 4.1.3

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Limited to only 20 entries however buying the upgrade is easy

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not As Good As Other Free Password Programs"

    March 20, 2008  |   By rgknowlton

    Version: Password Protection 4.1.3

    Pros

    Advertised Blowfish 448 encryption.

    VERY basic interface and features.

    Software is free but you have to go to their website and register to get a free key.

    Cons

    It does the job, but its interface is not as easy or as clean as programs like Anypassword and Access Manager 2. Also this program lacks the extra fields and comments section that Anypassword and Access Manager 2 have.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Frustrated with the product."

    September 30, 2007  |   By dennybp

    Version: Password Protection 4.1.3

    Cons

    It locked me out of the software. I went to the site it suggested and found nothing. Couldn't find Password Protection V4.1. I couldn't fine the serial number, nor the key. Read Me docutment was useless.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Works nicely - but then locks you out!"

    September 22, 2007  |   By midnight.dream

    Version: Password Protection 4.1.3

    Pros

    -It seemed to be a very nice and easy program to use right when you start with it; a quick way to keep all your passwords in one place when you use a lot of different logins.

    Cons

    -The very big downfall of this program is that after about a week, you log in and it tells you that you must register. Okay, it's supposed to be free, but the "website" they have listed does not even EXIST. This supposed serial key is impossible to gain, and the program stays frozen, locking you out of actually accessing any of the information you have stored.

    -I highly recommend that NO ONE downloads this again. It's, in essence, a waste of time and space on your computer. You end up losing all those entered passwords. This should not even be listed on download.com

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Scam"

    September 11, 2007  |   By StanlyKupp

    Version: Password Protection 4.1.3

    Pros

    The software appears to work at first...

    Cons

    ...Then it locks you out. Their are links in the in the program to get a serial number and key but it's just a scam to get you hit up their fake website.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO"NOT INSTALL OR USE! HOW CAN CNET LET IT BE HERE?"

    August 21, 2007  |   By maop

    Version: Password Protection 4.1.3

    Pros

    Software works BUT!!!

    Cons

    BUT THEN IT LOCKS! AND YOU ARE CLUE LESS. The website it wasks you to visit for registration DOES NOT WORK. Your passowrds are lost. R.I.P.

    TO CNET... PLS TAKE THIS SOFTWARE OUT OF YOUR LISTING

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Registration code nowhere to be found"

    June 19, 2007  |   By absolutelylee

    Version: Password Protection 4.1.3

    Pros

    At first I thought this program was great. It had a great way to keep track of IDs and passwords. I used a few times over the 30 day "trial-period". I never bothered to register while I was using it. I started putting passwords in there without writing them down anywhere. Then I opened it up a few days after the trial period and it locked all of the functions and told me to register. When I went to the Merkin Awards website, I found that domain name is no longer registed. I found the last cached page on the internet archive is from 2005. So I did what any Microsoft user would do, I set the clock backward a few days. When I opened the application again, everything was available again. So at least I got my passwords back.

    Cons

    Merkin Awards website no longer exists for users to register.

    Owner needs to remove registration locks from software.

    No technical support.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Terrible"

    June 17, 2007  |   By jevans369

    Version: Password Protection 4.1.3

    Pros

    Easy Interface. But have been doing the same exact thing in MS Word.

    Cons

    Everytime I log in it says "incorrect username/password and I know it is not. Keep having to install new username/password. When trying to go to help online it takes you to the mfg. site with links to OTHER sites. No help.

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