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Desktop Armor

By Headlights Software Free to try

Developer's Description

Desktop Armor watches dozens and dozens of important settings on your computer and warns you if any program has changed them. This catches many of the changes a virus, worm, or trojan program will make to your computer and lets you immediately fix them back! Plus Desktop Armor includes a lot of other useful features like a Popup blocker, checks to help you avoid Phishing scams,and much more.

Features:

  • Desktop Armor protects your web browser's home page and other important settings. It lets you easily fix things if your browser has been taken over by a hijacker, and watches for hijackers trying to invade.
  • Helps your computer start faster by keeping unnecessary things from starting every time you start Windows.
  • Keeps you from having your modem's phone number changed to dial expensive pay-per-minute numbers when connecting to the Internet!
  • Catches many of the changes a virus, worm, or trojan program will make to your computer.
  • Prevents programs you install from adding new icons or favorites that you don't want.
  • In my testing, installing America Online's latest software adds 2 programs to run every time Windows starts, adds 5 icons on your desktop, and adds 2 icons in the Quick Launch area. All without ever asking you what you want. Desktop Armor catches all those changes and lets you choose to keep or reject them.
  • And many more. There are dozens and dozens of different settings that Desktop Armor watches to protect you.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3b

General

Release August 26, 2008
Date Added December 16, 2004
Version 1.3b

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 531
Downloads Last Week 0
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