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Content Shield

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Content Shield offers a mix of security tools that work well, for the most part, but this apps biggest selling point is its freeware status. Content Shield's multiscreen interface splits the program operation and preferences over four main functions. Installation is quick and needs little hard drive space, but gives users no opportunity to select the install directory. The program's memory needs are minimal--about the same footprint as the Spool Server.

Operating Content Shield is straightforward and easily managed by the novice. The Password Manager stores nine common Windows passwords and includes a very simple password generator. Restricting access to select folders is easily set through the File Manager. However, users must manually enter the folder path and name as the program offers no browse tool to select the folders. My Journal is a two-field content management system that stores entries as encrypted files. Two extras seem tacked onto the program. The simplistic, and easily bypassed Spoof Screen is designed to ward off only the most unskilled of nosy users. The Windows Live Messenger tool effectively blocks access to the IM application, but it falsely reported access attempts to our testers.

Content Shield is easy to use and freeware, but it contains functions better implemented in many other programs in this genre. It does have a few helpful functions that could appeal to inexperienced users, who won't be out any money by giving this application a try.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Content Shield offers a mix of security tools that work well, for the most part, but this apps biggest selling point is its freeware status. Content Shield's multiscreen interface splits the program operation and preferences over four main functions. Installation is quick and needs little hard drive space, but gives users no opportunity to select the install directory. The program's memory needs are minimal--about the same footprint as the Spool Server.

Operating Content Shield is straightforward and easily managed by the novice. The Password Manager stores nine common Windows passwords and includes a very simple password generator. Restricting access to select folders is easily set through the File Manager. However, users must manually enter the folder path and name as the program offers no browse tool to select the folders. My Journal is a two-field content management system that stores entries as encrypted files. Two extras seem tacked onto the program. The simplistic, and easily bypassed Spoof Screen is designed to ward off only the most unskilled of nosy users. The Windows Live Messenger tool effectively blocks access to the IM application, but it falsely reported access attempts to our testers.

Content Shield is easy to use and freeware, but it contains functions better implemented in many other programs in this genre. It does have a few helpful functions that could appeal to inexperienced users, who won't be out any money by giving this application a try.

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What's new in version 1

This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

General

Publisher D-Soft
Publisher web site http://www.dsoft-network.com
Release Date December 04, 2007
Date Added December 04, 2007
Version 1

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows/XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP

Download Information

File Size 154.57KB
File Name coshield.rar

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,600
Downloads Last Week 1

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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