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How to Block Applications Installed on Your Computer

Want to prevent your kids from accessing certain programs installed on your Windows computer? Simple Run Blocker lets you do that quite easily. With this app, you can block any apps just by dragging and dropping the exe file or you can block all apps except a list of apps using the Kiosk mode.

 Parents can use “Simple Run Blocker” as a Parental Control tool to prevent their kids from playing games, chatting, or browsing the internet in their absence. Here is how to use this portable, tiny tool to block applications.

1. Download Simple Run Blocker, extract the zip file and run “Simple Run Blocker” exe file (no installation needed). Drag and drop applications (app’s icon) that you want to block or you can use Add button (Green Plus) to add apps.

2. After adding apps, click “save settings” button. Close Simple Run Blocker and see how your settings work.

3. Now, if you want to unblock an application, select the app from the list and click delete button (-) or use delete key on your keyboard.


 4. You can use Simple Run Blocker’s Kiosk mode function to block all installed application except selected apps.

5. To use Kiosk mode, just use drop down menu to add apps and select “Block All except the list below” option from the dropdown menu and save the settings.

You can also protect or restrict access to a drive with Simple Run Blocker. Here is how to use this feature.

1. To hide / lock drives, choose Options > Hide or Lock Drives, after that you can select a drive and action (hide or Lock derives).

 
2. To hide drives effectively on Windows 7 and Windows 8, after using “Apply changes” button, you must use “Restart windows explorer” function too.

Simple Run Blocker does not have a password protection option, so your kids can easily bypass the settings. However, as it is a portable tool you can run it in a remote section of your PC. It supports Windows XP, 7, 8/8.1. You can download it from developer’s website for free.

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