Password protecting a specific program?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Hungry Man, May 22, 2011.

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  1. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Is there any way to prevent a program from starting without you first putting in a password? I'm looking for a simple solution that would be accessible to people who aren't good with computers.
     
  2. J_L

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    UAC on a limited account works. For programs that don't need admin rights, Right click > Properties > Compatibility > Run this program as an administrator. If that doesn't work, try Change settings for all users.
     
  3. pajenn

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    i've seen programs like that but haven't tried any of them. for example, Program Protector ($30) or WinGuard Pro (free). I saw both at MG's security downloads section: http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads16.html

    There are also lots of programs intended for locking and/or hiding files and folders. I think most of them are intended to protect sensitive documents, photos or movies, but maybe you could use them to lock down application exe files just the same?
     
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    There's Empathy as well, which works on XP, but modifies your files.
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Unfortunately running some programs as Admin will break them.





    I'll try these out.
     
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