Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

does anybody know of a windows configuration (or an external tool/wrapper) to protect certain programs with a password ?

My pc is always running logged in with an administrator-level account but I'd like certain programs to be run only if a password is entered.

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 1 down vote accepted

There are multiple "share-ware" applications out there that do this. A quick Google search will list many. I won't list them as I haven't used them and won't/can't personally recommend one.

What I will recommend is utilizing the Administrative account as it was intended. You should be running in the "least level of privilege" account possible and modify your application permissions to only allow admin to run it. Then use "Run as Administrator" to run what you want to use.

The fact that you are in an Admin account will subvert the purpose of folder locking as it will be easy to get around...

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.