Content Shield

By D-Soft Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1

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


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added December 4, 2007
Version 1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP


Total Downloads 1,600
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Developer's Description

Content Shield is an application for Windows XP users. It is an application that helps you protect some of your content and set certain restrictions. Password Manager Store and encrypt all of your most common passwords from your logon password, and messenger password. Encrypting and decrypting has never been easier with password protection. File Manager Protect a folder of your choosing, simply enter the folders name and restrict access by password protection or just plain restriction where the user cannot view the folder until restriction has been taken off.

My Journal Store and protect your very own journal, easy save, edit and add new entries at any time you want. This can come in handy with people wanting to set notes, or write about their day without letting others see their content. Protection With this comes a built in Windows Live Messenger lockout feature. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

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