This application claims to protect your children against harmful Web sites, but most of the principal features presented don't work. XPCop allows you to create multiple user accounts with personalized accessibility settings. Using its basic interface, you can set the usage settings, bandwidth allotments, and block and allow specific sites and programs. You also can disable some of the options found in the Start menu, Control Panel and Internet Explorer, and even restrict users from accessing particular drives. Unfortunately, XPCop doesn't perform any of these functions properly during testing and the help button follows suit by providing no information. We couldn't successfully hide any of the options selected and it wasn't effective at Web site blocking either. Parents will need to keep an eye out for a more functional utility.
What's new in version 1
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedMarch 6, 2006
Operating SystemsWindows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional RequirementsWindows 2000/XP/2003 Server
XPCOP is a parental control software for system administration, Internet accounting, Web content filtering and bandwidth usage accounting. Its highly useful for Parental Control, Internet Cafe billing/monitoring, Educational Institutes, Offices, gaming centers, Personal PC Security. Brief feature list: Internet Security, System Security, Bandwidth Monitoring, User Creation, Configure, Time management, and Content Filtering.