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PCRestrictor - lock down your PC

Website - Download - OrphanWare (Windows 95, 98, ME)

reviewed by ClifNotes on 9/14/05


PCRestrictor was designed to give the owner of a PC, a greater amount of control over what programs or services are able to run on it. A quick look through the PCRestrictor screenshots will give you a good idea of the types of things that this program will allow you to disable or control.


The first screen you see after installing asks you to set your master password. Whatever you do, don't lose that password. Have you ever locked your keys in the car? The program will then step you through all of it's possible restrictions. The simple interface makes this program a breeze to use. Don't be fooled by that. PCRestrictor makes it possible to lock yourself out of your own PC. Be careful and be sure you understand what you are doing when you change settings.


This is definitely a good program to have around if you have kids or teenagers using your PC. I'm not certain how well this program will work on Windows 2000 or Windows XP but it worked flawlessly on my Windows ME machine. I was not able to locate the company that created PCRestrictor so there isn't anyone you can call up to help you if something goes wrong.


Thanks to the Freeware Graveyard for hosting this file.


Quote from an old copy of the website - PC Restrictor is a security program designed for use on personal computers running Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Millennium (ME) operating systems. The program follows a wizard format for the ultimate ease of use. This program easily gives control to parents and teachers to restrict what users of their computers will be allowed to do. One of the biggest features is that it allows the administrator of the computer to control what programs the users of the computer can run. The administrator can also restrict users from altering desktop properties and network settings.

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