WatchDog

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.3
  • Total Downloads:
    101,142
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 29, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    9.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    53
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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WatchDog gives you comprehensive control over how your computer is used, and how it monitors various activities. The program's bland but straightforward and familiar interface makes it easy to set permissions for users and to assign users to specific groups.

Basically, the program overrides the native Windows Task Manager and gives the Administrator the keys to the car. You can control not only what programs other users can access, but when they use them and even when the computer can turn on. You can shut down the PC after a specified period of time, or allow or block access for any hour or day of the week.

The newly-added URL filter builds on the full array of functions that the app presents. Hard drives, the Start menu and the Control Panel can be hidden from view, and the screenshot and keylogging functions give WatchDog some serious heft.

One drawback is that the Web filter is based on URL keywords and blacklists, so there's a strong possibility that some undesired content could make it through. Given the depth of control the app provides, we'd recommend WatchDog both for parents and for very small businesses.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Terrible interface, hard to use"

January 10, 2011  |  By shirley2828

 |  Version: WatchDog 9.3

Pros

Actually none.

Cons

The cluttered interface is terrible, takes hours to set it up. Even then you don't know what is protected actually.

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3 stars

"I've spent a lot of time trying to get it to work."

October 08, 2009  |  By stasdan008

 |  Version: WatchDog 9.3

Pros

I've been using the product and have spent a lot of time trying to get it to work on Vista...I've been evaluating various parental control software, and found that Time Boss is exactly what I want.

Cons

Vista support....

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4 stars

"good"

June 03, 2008  |  By pedahms05

 |  Version: WatchDog 9.3

Cons

later

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.3
Version 9.3 allows users to log in when the application is running, monitors URLs and keystrokes, and periodically takes screenshots.
General
Publisher CQL
Publisher web site http://www.watchdogpc.com
Release Date February 29, 2008
Date Added February 29, 2008
Version 9.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Parental Control
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.74MB
File Name wdcurrent.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 101,142
Downloads Last Week 53
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.99

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