Restrictions are separated into different tabs. Check the desired restrictions and press Secure to activate them.
Some restrictions are marked with a symbol to indicate Important restriction, or recommended restriction, or main restriction Incompatible restriction—it does not work on your OS version
The Main tab includes different sets of restrictions to protect the desktop, system settings, Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, and others.
On Windows 8, Start Menu restrictions do not work, because there is no Start Menu.
- Desktop : Restrictions to disable/hide different desktop elements, such as desktop icons, desktop menu, desktop properties, etc.
- Explorer : Restrict access to Windows Explorer settings, such as context menu, Network folder, folder options, etc.
- Internet Explorer : Restrictions to protect the Internet Explorer, such as address bars, context menu, downloads, options, etc.
- Privacy : Options to restrict access to private data, such as USB drives, copy and paste, autoplay, login username, etc.
- Start Menu : Restrictions to disable different Start Menu elements. Open the Start Menu tab to create your own, safe, Start Menu.
- System : Restrict access to Control Panel and other critical system settings, such as system restore, user switching, etc.
- Taskbar : Restrictions to disable different Taskbar elements, such as the clock, taskbar buttons, properties, etc.
- Drives : Disable access to selected drives from Windows Explorer.
The Input tab includes options to block mouse buttons, system keys, and other key combinations.
- Key Options : Check boxes to disable some standard system keys combinations
- Mouse and Keys : Check the boxes to disable mouse buttons, or mouse and keys—use with caution
- Other Key Combinations : Shows the list of keys, or key combinations, added by the user
Make sure you enable the Boss Key if you disable the left mouse button or both mouse and keys. Right-click on the tab area to open the Add Key Combination window.
Start Menu Tab
The Start Menu tab allows you to build your own, Safe Start Menu, while hiding and preserving the original Start Menu.
- Safe Start Menu : Check this option to enable the Safe Start Menu
- Co-branding : Check this option to show your company name in the Start Menu header, only after your copy is registered
- Alternate Logo : Check this option to show a different menu logo
- New Task : Check this option to show the New Task option in the Start Menu
- Log Off : Check this option to show the Log Off option in the Start Menu
- Reboot : Check this option to show the Reboot option in the Start Menu
- Shut Down : Check this option to show the Shut Down option in the Start Menu
Right-click on the tab area to open the Add Start Menu Application window.
Note: the Safe Start Menu is not compatible with Ultra Kiosk Mode.
The Freeze tab allows you to capture the list of running programs and make sure no other applications are executed. Only freezed programs will be permitted. Press the Freeze button to refresh the list.
- Freeze : Check this box to enable Freeze
- Notification : A message will pop up every time a restricted program is executed
- Freezed Programs : List of captured programs that will be permitted
To add a single application to the list, right-click and select the option Add Single Application.
The Lock tab allows you to capture the list of desktop icons and lock them; protecting them from deletion, modification. Press the Lock button to refresh the list.
- Lock : Check this box to enable Lock
- Remove unknown : Automatically delete new desktop icons desktop icons which are not in the list will be automatically removed after log on. Use with caution! New desktop files and directories will be deleted without warning at startup
- Restore position : Automatically move icons to their initial position, after log on
- Special Icons : Check the special icons to create desktop icons for rebooting, shutting down, logging off, useful when the Start Menu is hidden, and there are no other means to close the system
Web Browsing Tab
The Web Browsing tab allows you to stop web browsing. All websites will be closed, except for the ones that are allowed by using keywords. Enter a list of keywords -one, at least- to enable Safe Web Browsing. Use the Options | Add Browsing Keywords menu to add keywords to the list.
- Safe Web Browsing : Check this box to enable Safe Web Browsing
- Protect Browsers : Check this option to close also the browser's options window. For additional restrictions, check out the Internet Explorer section in the Main tab
- Notification : Check this option to inform the user whenever a browser tab is closed — if Remote Deskman is enabled, the user will be notified on the web browser
- Safe Browsing Keywords : Enter keywords that represent the websites that should be allowed. Keywords are, in this case, words or phrases included in the title of the website to be allowed
Right-click on the tab area to open the Add Web Browsing Keywords window.
Pick a distinctive word -or phrase- from the title of the website to be allowed and enter it as a keyword. Multiple keywords can be entered, comma separated.
- Get keywords —word or phrase— from the title on the browser tab. Usually, things like company, school, service... Some trial and error may be required
- Use words that are consistently included in the title of the website to be permitted
- Be specific: use keywords that only allow access to the desired websites. If you enter something like "net" or "google" you will allow lots of websites. Feel free to contact us if you need help
- Safe Browsing works, by default, on English and Spanish browsers. Other languages may require you to enter additional keywords in that language, such as "new tab". All modern browsers are supported
- Ex. 1 : To allow access to Gmail, enter
- Ex. 2 : To allow full web browsing on Firefox, enter
- Ex. 3 : To allow access to www.anfibia-soft.com enter