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Access Control

Type of Program: Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 9x
Author's Name: Acess Control
Version: 4.0
Price: $39.95
Installed Size: 2M


If you let your kids use your computer, the chances are pretty high that sooner or later they're do something you'll wish they hadn't. It could be deleting important files, accessing the Internet, or even thrashing your hard drive. A computer can be a good educational tool, but wouldn't it be good if you were able to limit what they can do?

That's what Active Control tries to do, and it does it pretty well. It will easily stop all but the most determined, computer literate child. The program will only allow the child to use the programs you deem okay. When the program starts, it asks for a code number to activate it. This the only access flaw I've found. What's to stop the child pressing the power button? Even if you put the program in the start up, you still have to enter the code to get it to work. All the child has to do is click cancel, and bingo! A PC free for all.

Don't get me wrong, I think the program works well, it just needs a helping hand. If you use it, make sure you can stop you child rebooting the machine, and everything should be fine.

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Mike Hathaway
Payment Method: On-line

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