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Password Safe

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Type of Program: Windows 95 utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 95
Company Name: Counterpane Systems
Version: 1.7
Price: FREE
Installed Size: 450kb


On the information superhighway, a password program is a must have utility (unless you have a photographic memory). Various websites make registration mandatory in order for you to use their resources, and many of us have more than one ISP or email account.

Password Safe is a program that stores multiple usernames and passwords. The only password you have to remember is the password (combination code) required to access Password Safe (forget that and you're toast!). Password Safe also allows users to create multiple password databases each with their own "combination code". Families or multiple users of one computer will appreciate this because more than one person can use the program and access to a database is restricted to the person with the combination code.

Most password programs have similar features but what distinguishes Password Safe from other password programs, is the ability to copy and paste usernames and passwords from one entry to another, and the ability to choose a default username for multiple entries. Most people either reuse usernames or passwords or a combination of both. You can also customize Password Safe to lock on minimize so if you leave your computer for awhile, it will prompt for a combination code before allowing access again. This lessens the chance of prying eyes seeing your personal information while you are away from your computer.

The overall best feature however is that Password Safe is FREE! This is a handy piece of freeware that is definitely worth its weight in gold.

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Reviewed by Ayodele Locke

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