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XP-Protector

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Setting numerous XP security features is made much easier with this helpful utility, but a default setting may confuse some users. XP Protectors' simple file-tree style menu and check-box settings menu is logically arranged and easy to navigate. A wizard, quick tutorial, and short Help manual more than adequately explain this application to experienced users. Setting security features is not for novices and the faint of heart, though.

XP Protector's opening wizard displays all found user accounts. Unfortunately, a default setting to hide certain accounts may confuse users when no accounts are displayed. Enabling display of those accounts is easily set under Preferences, but the option should be on by default. The demo controls the settings of a maximum of two accounts, and there's no method to choose which accounts. Nevertheless, it's easy to learn the app by scrolling through the account's user settings. The program often offers an easy toggle between basic and advanced views. The latter offers detailed control over many options.

Any system administrator familiar with setting policies will recognize the items this utility sets. XP Protector handles restrictions for log-on, policies, Start menu, Internet, programs, groups, and NT accounts. Most options are set with simple check-box toggles, but there are a few pull-down menus and text boxes. The interface doesn't include tooltips, but each screen includes helpful information. Setting export and import functions make it easy to apply settings to numerous accounts and machines.

Setting policies isn't always intuitive. Experienced users and system administrators will find that XP Protector makes the process much easier.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "*AMAZING* service"

    March 11, 2010  |   By bruinreader

    Version: XP-Protector 1.3

    Pros

    I had some problems with my installation. I exchanged nearly a dozen emails with the programmer himself! Highly recommended.

    Cons

    A couple of frustrations with installation, addressed as previously mentioned.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Great product - LOUSY SERVICE"

    October 10, 2008  |   By fatherzoeller

    Version: XP-Protector 1.3

    Pros

    This is great software. It does exactly what you want it to do effortlessly. But God forbid you have a problem or need to ask a question about the program...you're on your own!

    Cons

    You can have the best software in the world, but if your customer service is lousy, you may as well not even bother. I was all set to buy this software, but had two questions. NO HELP AVAILABLE. So my suggestion...don't bother

    Summary

    Forget it. If the service is no good, may as well look elsewhere.

    Updated on Oct 14, 2008

    TOP NOTCH PRODUCT AND GREAT SERVICE. IGNORE THE FIRST POST..IT WAS MY ERROR THAT CAUSED THE PROBLEM. SO SORRY.

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