If you would like to keep your personal folders, files and application away from anybody s access, it is time that you protected them with WinGuard Pro. WinGuard Pro is a freeware application that lets you password protect your files, folders, windows feature as well as programs, including access to Internet Explorer, Administrative tools, Messenger, Task Manager, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Media Player, Folder Options, Notepad and much more.
I opened WinGuard Pro by clicking on to the desktop item, and a small password entry box appeared on the screen asking me to set the password.
Since I had not set any password yet, I decided to use the password given by the application and pressed Enter.
You can look at the Encryption tab to not only protect your files with a password, but also with dedicated encryption methods to prevent unauthorized access.
There are many settings available, including options to disable Windows Explorer, lock Internet Explorer or block software installation so that no one else can install a program on your Windows PC without your consent.
Deciding to test the application, I chose access to the Downloads folder, as the task and locked it with a password. Now when I clicked on the Downloads tab in the File Explorer, it opened very briefly, and the second moment disappeared behind the WinGuard log-on screen asking me to put in the password. Entering the password the Downloads folder normally.
WinGuard Pro worked well and allowed me to password protect my personal files, folders and applications. Some useful features that this freeware offers are:
Posted by AnkitGupta at TheWindowsClub.com on November 25, 2013