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Advanced Desktop Shield

10.02
Advanced Desktop Shield - protect public access PCs, stop users from changing desktop wallpaper
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User rating
8.3/10
6 votes
License
Shareware
OS
Windows
Developer
Version
10.02
File size
1.9 MB
Language
English
Release date
17 April 2015

Editor's review

Advanced Desktop Shield - protect public access PCs, stop users from changing desktop wallpaper and screen saver, deleting, creating and renaming desktop icons, changing display settings and so on. Backup, restore and manage desktop layouts.

Features: Advanced Desktop Shield is security utility that prevents users from changing the desktop in any way. It prevents users from changing the wallpaper, screensaver etc. It would also prevent users from deleting, creating or renaming any of the icons on the desktop too. Changing of display settings also need to be prevented. This kind of functionality is essential to public access machines such as in school/college labs, internet cafes and such public places. The alternative is chaos of course. With the Advanced Desktop Shield you are able to save the desktop layouts on the user machines, restore these layouts as required and manage the whole process.

If the layouts are to be locked on machines, the program will simply restore the desktop from the saved files that include the wall paper, screen saver, the active icons and other files and folder whenever the user chooses to re-boot. Anything new created will get deleted so that the desktop get back to the original state. You can create layouts for specific profiles such as work machine, gaming, internet surfing and so on. Setting up is easy. Place the icons needed for a specific layout in their positions. Select the wall paper and the screensaver via the display settings. The utility should be running in your system tray. Double click on the same and click the save button. If you want to change something like the screen resolution simply activate the program and click the Load button. Once the layout has been locked you can simply reboot to get back the original layout.

Overall: It makes managing the desktops with public places quite easy. Otherwise the look & feel of such machines can deteriorate quite quickly.

Publisher's description

Advanced Desktop Shield - security utility is a must for public access PCs located in school or university labs, Internet cafes, libraries and other public places where you need to stop users from changing desktop wallpaper and screen saver, deleting, creating and renaming desktop icons, changing display settings and so on. With Advanced Desktop Shield you can backup, restore and manage your desktop layout and desktop layouts of your users. Desktop layouts are saved to files, which include all files and folders located on the desktop, placement of desktop icons, desired wallpaper and screen saver. If you choose to lock your desktop layout or desktop layouts of your users, every time you or your users reboot your PC, the program will return everything on the desktop back to the original state: wallpaper, screen saver; deleted icons will be recreated and the new icons will be deleted. Desktop management includes creating desktop layouts for different purposes such as gaming, working, surfing the Internet, and providing different users with their own desktops. Using the program is very simple: just place desktop icons on the desktop to required positions, select wallpaper and screen saver using the Display item of Control Panel, double click program's tray icon and click the Save button to create a new desktop layout file. If desktop icons ever get moved or deleted by user or after entering the safe mode or changing the screen resolution, just open the program and click the Load button to return the desktop to any previously saved state. If you are in the Lock Desktop mode, simply reboot PC to restore desktop automatically.
Advanced Desktop Shield
Advanced Desktop Shield
Version 10.02
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