How It Protects
Before any changes can be made to the computer, the user will have to log in with a password. The software is supplied with a default password "LETMEIN" and this can be changed on the settings menu. In the area to change settings, the user is able to add a password to a program, and it is possible to use a few different passwords for various tasks. If this option is enabled when prompting for a password, a blue screen before inputting in the password can be displayed to further safeguard sensitive information.
On installing and running the program, it is easy to see that it is straightforward to run. It has a simple user interface that will be appreciated by novice computer users. There are three options to choose from on the interface menu: “Protect a program or website," “Encrypt a file, folder, or drive" “Apply Configuration (administrator or all users)." Clicking on the first option will take the user to a list of tasks that they can choose to protect.
The second option on the interface menu allows the user to choose a file, folder, or drive they would like to encrypt. Winguard Pro encrypts by changing the file extensions, and keeps them hidden from prying eyes that might want to access them. The software gives the user the ability to encrypt and decrypt, with the option to re-encrypt files or folders on closing the software.
The third option on the interface menu will allow a user to apply the recent changes to the administrator or to all users. At the very top of the user interface menu is the ability to change settings, set “tweaks," or review more advanced options.