WinLock is a comprehensive security software for personal or publicly accessible computers running all versions of Windows from 2000 to Windows 10. It is a program that ensures that only authorized people can access sensitive information on your computer. This security tool allows you to restrict your users from accessing important system resources like Control Panel, desktop, and system registry, disable Windows hotkeys (such as Alt-Ctrl-Del, Alt-Tab, Ctrl-Esc, etc.), block mouse, hide the Start button and taskbar. With WinLock you can control how long others can use your computer. It runs from the system tray and requires a password to gain access to the available settings. It loads automatically with Windows and allows you to add an optional startup message, provide audio notification, and set the time limit. Once that limit is reached, Windows is summarily shut down. You can toggle the timer on and off from the tray.
Parental control system lets you activate filters that allow access to websites that are useful for learning and reference only. That's why responsible parents install WinLock on every computer that their children use. It also lets you deny access to selected files, applications, and Explorer windows (Recycle Bin, My Computer, etc.), usb and hard drives, filter Internet content and prohibit access to questionable websites. When enabled, there is no way around it without the proper password. Whether you're worried about coworkers going on the network and gaining unauthorized access to your private files, or your kids messing up your work files, WinLock is a software-only solution to your security needs.
What is new in this release:
Version 7.2 adds: Block portable devices.
What is new in version 7.1:
* USB authentication. * Password generator. * New lock mode. * Hide tools button in Internet Explorer 9 and higher. * Support for Tor browser. * Lock and Instant Lock hotkeys. * Multiple remote notification addresses. * Hide clock and Show desktop button. * Disable automatic updates in Windows 10. * Onscreen timer is now available in Standard edition. * Dutch translation. * Spanish help.
What is new in version 7.01:
Version 7.01: Unlock prompt on secure desktop. Instant Lock. Lock workstation. USB exclusions. Lock clipboard. Block network drives. Disable Ease of Access. New virtual keyboard. Pin remote messages. New remote access capabilities. Improved executables protection. Improved support for Chrome and Firefox.
What is new in version 6.52:
Version 6.52: Windows 10 compatibility. Support for Microsoft Edge. Disable Windows 10 Start menu. Disable Action Center. Improved protection in a multi-user environment. Unlock restricted executables with a password. Stability improved.
What is new in version 6.42:
Version 6.32 adds Chrome 38 compatibility, improves support for touch-screen devices and Internet Explorer 11.
What is new in version 6.31:
Improved support for touch-screen devices. Improved support for Internet Explorer 11. Opera 24 compatibility.