Type of Program: Security
Supported Platforms: Win ME/NT/XP/2K
Company Name: Updownsoft
Version: 2.2
Price: 9.98
Installed Size: 1657kb


I attempted to install a program called WinFilter, which supposedly is a utility to hide icons and could also function as a parental control system. I'm not running some exotic build of a brand new operating system. I m running Windows Xp Pro Service Pack 1(as I haven't updated to sp2 since I formated a couple weeks ago ) on a very descent system. To be specific i'm using a AMD Athlon 64 4000 with an ATI Radeon 800 graphics card and a GB of DDR PC 3200 ram.

This program though I've tried repeatedly to install it, and supposedly have installed it(at least according to the installer) about 8 times it doesn't show up on my system. That is no start menu icons, no quick launch icons no desktop icons and apprently no install folder. I'm sure it did do 'something' though my antivirus hasn't detected it yet, and I have to run a spyware scan.

The only way I could find to even launch the program was after I ran the installer, leave the box checked to 'launch the program' then all it did was give me the windows error beep.

This program is supposed to run on "Platform: Windows XP or later" but I really don't see it happening. Here's the deal, plain and simple if you make software(and claim it does something more then beep) have it actually install on the end users computer, please. This is a waste of time download from what I can see but, if by some chance your looking for a program that beeps at you and takes your money maybe this will be ideal.

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Ease of Installation: 0
Reviewed by Cassidy

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