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Type of Program: Security Utility
Supported Platforms: Win98/Me/XP/2000
Company Name: DMVsoft
Version: 1.6
Price: $25
Installed Size: 900k


The installation is easy and intuitive. You can put the program files anywhere you want. Also that is where you find out that the program can be installed in a number of languages. Namely English, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Magyar.

What this program does is start a screensaver that is password protected. You can configure it to start after a specified period of inactivity or you can start it at the click of a mouse. You can also have it setup so that it starts at Windows startup.

There are a number of options in this well thought out program. Like at Windows Startup you have these options:
Always lock system on Windows startup.
Lock system only if "Reset" key was pressed.
Never lock system.
Launch on Windows startup without locking the system.

There are a number of nice features in ActiveScreenLock involving your wallpaper, background and clock. The most important one though is the log features. The most important in the log features to my mind is that it will keep track of when unauthorized people try to log-in to your computer. It will also show the passwords they try.

In conclusion if you have sensitive material on your computer, or you just don't want other people messing around with your computer ActiveScreenLock is the program for you. The nice people at DMVsoft give a full 30 days to try out the program.

Try It! Buy It!

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Reviewed by Joe Tex

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