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WinLock 8.0.1

Prevent unauthorised users from accessing important or potentially dangerous resources on your PC

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Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
Software Cost: $24.95 (Windows)
Date Updated: 07 September 2018
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Downloads To Date: 1338
Developer: Crystal Office Systems
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WinLock
Prevent unauthorised users from accessing important or potentially dangerous resources on your PC

WinLock is a powerful security tool that allows you to take strict control over what other users can do on your PC.

If your kids are always messing around with your system settings, for instance, then in a few clicks you can prevent them from accessing the Registry editor, Control Panel, Display Properties, or even My Computer. Only someone who knows the central password (that'll be you, hopefully) will be able to bypass the protection and use the blocked settings.

You can also customise Explorer, perhaps hiding the Folder Options menu, or disabling the right-click context menu. You're able to set up User Account Control to suit your needs (and be sure that it'll stay that way). While the Drives pane allows you to prevent specified drives from being displayed in Computer or Explorer, and can block access to removable drives altogether.

WinLock is also able to prevent access to particular files, folders, or applications.

You can prevent users from viewing particular web sites.

If you're feeling really strict, then you can even limit the length of time that your PC can be running, so for example after a couple of hours it'll automatically close down.

Or, if you prefer a more hands-off approach, then you can have WinLock record the changes that your users make in its log file, for review later.

Version 8.0.1 changes include (see full changelog for more):

- Support for Chrome 69.

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If someone's messing with important Control Panel settings on your PC then it's best to make sure they understand why this is a bad idea. But if that's not an option, then WinLock can help - it's easy to use, and allows you to lock down your system in many different ways

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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