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How to Password Protect the Universal Shield Software

When you first install Universal Shield, you are prompted to password protect the software at that time. Password-protecting Universal Shield means:

  • You can only uninstall Universal Shield if you know the password. Password-protecting the Universal Shield installation prevents someone from defeating protections to your files and folders by uninstalling Universal Shield. When somebody attempts to uninstall Universal Shield, they will be prompted for the correct password before being allowed to continue.
  • If, as recommended, you enable password protection of Universal Shield, anyone trying to access the software will be required to enter the correct password information. Password-protecting the operation of Universal Shield prevents someone from defeating protections to your files and folders by using the Universal Shield software without your permission.

If you did not password-protect Universal Shield at the time of installation, you can do so at any time by:

  1. Select Security > Change Password.
  2. Type a password into the Password field. For more information, see "Password Best Practices".
  3. Confirm your password, by re-typing it into the Confirm field, and click OK.
  4. Click Options, and select Password Protection to turn on protection using the password you set.

See Also


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