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Giveaway of the day — Dreadlock Privacy 6.1

Allows you to instantly hide the activity on your screen with a simple click.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 29 (46%) 34 (54%) 50 comments

Dreadlock Privacy 6.1 was available as a giveaway on December 24, 2018!

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Dreadlock Privacy is a tray based tool that allows you to instantly hide the activity on your screen with a simple click of the mouse or with a simple key stroke.
You can choose to hide or close individual windows, the active window or you may choose to hide or to close all the windows that are opened up on your screen.
Based on the options your choose the applications are hidden from the Taskbar, System tray and the Windows Task Manager.

You can password protect the application so that only you can unhide the windows when they are hidden using Dreadlock Privacy.

Keep what you do on your computer private and away from prying eyes. In the age of snoopers and hackers you never know who might be looking into your computer and everything on it. Its not just evil people you have to worry about but if you share a computer space at home, or in the office you may be concerned that someone may take a peek now and then. With Dreadlock Privacy no one, well intention-ed or not, can sneak into what you are doing.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 ; 6.86 MB HDD space; Languages: French, English, Spanish, Dutch, Italian.

Publisher:

Gneesis Technologies

Homepage:

http://www.gneesis.com/dreadlock-privacy/

File Size:

7 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#18

This reminds me of a late 20th century solution to this problem the legendary Boss key... a key combination you could press to conceal what you were doing for when the boss comes in and you don't want them to see you playing solitare, back then, or chatting on facebook nowadays...

http://www.mindgems.com/products/Boss-Key/boss-key.htm

It costs the same as this and is share/nagware
Or another one:

http://www.magictweak.com/freeutil/magicboss/magicboss.php?ref=mgboss_install

And some others:

https://www.ghacks.net/2010/08/25/ultimate-boss-key-panic-button-apps-listing/

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#17

i find it to be very useful to hide your crimes. Just use the Ctrl+Space and Ctrl+back space. Very straight forward actually.

Reply   |   Comment by CMVGKH  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#16

This program will hide the currently active window of the program you are using or close it completely, or can hide or close all the windows using a hot key of your choice or a button on the desktop and wont show in the taskbar. If hidden and then when unhidden, it will continue where you left off for example watching a video on youtube in a browser and then unhide did not lose where I was in the video. Also worked with wordpad resuming document where I left off. A password can be set before it will unhide. It also mutes audio. So it might be useful when wanting to hide your activity quickly from others who may come around or who also use the computer.

I found it to be very buggy so far with problems to fix. When you unhide with a password, the password will show in the password prompt next time you unhide with astericks but this allows you just to unhide without knowing the password. If using just hide (or close) the active window, when you enter the hide hotkey a second time it should hide the next active window as well because some programs I have a sub window of a program that is all it closes but I only want to close that single program as well rather then everything. The button on the desktop needs to be resizable. The password entry to unhide is not a stay on top window so comes up behind other open windows. The empty recycle bin and clear internet history (in chrome) did not work although the mute audio did. The always hide taskbar icon didnt seem to work right in windows 10. It did not work with VLC media player as the icon of VLC remained in the system tray. Hid program did not show in alt-tab or task manager, but the dreadlock privacy program did show in the task manager, and the feature to. As a test to run an application I selected a couple of them but didnt run.
Does this giveaway allow updates? And if bought or this one, the updates for one year it says, will the program continue to run after that just not update?

Reply   |   Comment by DataDragon  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I got it to work with VLC by going into the options and turning off the system tray icon and then it did resume where it left off when unhiding. It also resumed a mp3 where it left off in itunes, so my thoughts are this has potential but buggy. I meant always hide system tray icon not taskbar icon wasnt working. I can see if others use the computer it would keep them from messing with the work you have open or to quickly hide activity from others in places like a public place or work. Yes you can minimize all windows normally but they still show in the taskbar, arent hidden, and doesnt mute audio or stop the video playback and resume as this would if the bugs are worked out.

Reply   |   Comment by DataDragon  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

Sounds like an NFL player with a bad haircut, I'll pass.

Reply   |   Comment by Bud Rolls  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Thank you GOTD for all of the great giveaways this year. Looking for ward to more in 2019. Merry Christmas and a VERY Happy new Year. Ü

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#13

I installed this on my laptop just now, just in case it may be useful in public.
However : After installing it, it leaves a shortcut on the desktop -but that hing does nothing !
Going into Windows /All programs and opening the software from its location also does absolutely zero !!
There seems to be no way to access the program. Hence it's completely useless.
Like all busy people, I don't have time to figure out how a utility works - that would be an oxymoron - it should be intuitive.
Do not waste your time with this.

Reply   |   Comment by Louis  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#12

This program quickly closed all of my open windows, AND I HAVE NO IDEA OF HOW TO RE-OPEN THEM, or to access the Dreadlock program.

Wasted a lot of time with this. Will the author tell me how to get my closed windows back? Maybe I should just uninstall the program and forget about it.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry V.  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Larry V., Try the standard: Ctrl+Backspace
More at file:
C:/Program Files (x86)/Dreadlock Privacy/index.html

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Larry V.,

DP uses hotkeys and the Panic button. Default hotkeys are CTRL+SPACE and CTRL+BACKSPACE to hide/unhide respectively.
Alternatively you can right click the Panic Button and select Restore

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Larry
Try Ctrl+Backspace
You can right click the dreadlock privacy icon in the system tray area to open the program once again
Take care

Reply   |   Comment by StrayCat  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Thanks for trying to help, but when I experienced this problem I had NO dreadlock privacy icon in the system tray , and NO Panic Button anywhere. All Dreadlock functions were either gone or out of sight. I tried to run the Dreadlock program again from the Start Menu, but nothing happened when I tried that.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry V.  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

I'll Pass on this, Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

Reply   |   Comment by coal Buggings  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#10

how do I open the program after installing it as I have some closed it?

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Stephens  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Hiding active processes between multiple users,or from a casual user is not really a privacy thing to me ...
but I do appreciate Dreadlock Privacy mainly because it also prevents that someone interfering in what you were doing in the first place.

Happy Xmas all!

Be sure to launch the update to obtain the latest version 6.3.2

Reply   |   Comment by StrayCat  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#8

To instantly minimise (but not close) all open windows, and show the desktop :
On far right edge of taskbar, to the right of the date/time, there's a thin virtually invisible 'vertical strip' - just click on it.

Reply   |   Comment by Louis  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

Louis, that's weird! thanks

Reply   |   Comment by givmeabrake  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Louis, You can left click anywhere on the taskbar to do this since Win 7.

Reply   |   Comment by D_Ram  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Louis,

If you have dragged the taskbar from the standard bottom location on over to the left-side edge of the screen so that it appears with all the active tasks listed vertically in a column (which seems handier to me since I can then expand/shrink all the listed icon titles by grabbing/dragging the right edge of the taskbar as I would any window), then that "minimize all" tool exists at the bottom as a virtually invisible 'horizontal strip'.

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

HMarx,

p.s. Forgot to mention: be sure to have the taskbar settings set to "Automatically hide the taskbar..." before dragging it to another location. Otherwise it will push your desktop icons out of their original locations, messing up your favorite arrangement for them.

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Louis, does this work on Windows 10? I'm still on Windows 7 so I wouldn't know.

Reply   |   Comment by Stavros Sk.  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Stavros Sk.,

Yes it does.

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#7

For instant 'privacy' just hit the Windows key.

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)

john,

I tried your tip on my windows 10 64 bit machine, but your tip doesn't work, because I am getting Start menu window when I press the Windows key.

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

consuella,

Hold down the windows key and press M.

This will minimize all open windows.

Reply   |   Comment by Someguy  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

consuella,
Press windows key and 'L' at the same time,
This locks account and means you'll have to put password in to unlock, (If your accounts password protected)
This is great when you have to leave PC/laptop and want to stop others seeing what you're doing.

Reply   |   Comment by Antony  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Someguy,

I works!
Thank you for your awesome tip. I like it very much.

Cheers,

consuella

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

consuella,
Should read:
It works!

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Antony,
Thank you yet for another, very useful, tip.

Cheers,

consuella

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

consuella, Or you can just move the mouse all the way to "Right Bottom" corner for a quick hide on Win 10

Reply   |   Comment by SFLORG  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

john, for instant privacy but with some risk of storage media damage... pull the mains power plug, slightly slower option but less risky hit the standby/sleep button.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

Thanks Giveaway for all free software ,
and Happy Hanuca to all

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#5

Perfect program for around Christmas ((shoppers, testers, etc.) Works great so far! Thanks - Merry Christmas & a Happy New Years Guys.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)
#4

What's wrong with [Windows] + L?
Happy Christmas to all members

Reply   |   Comment by Doug Barnes  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)

Doug Barnes, that does not work

Reply   |   Comment by Taylor  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

Doug Barnes, works on windows 10 for me. Thanks Doug, I wasn't aware of that.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Carey  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Works on Windows 7, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Joel  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Doug Barnes, This locked up my computer and since I don't use a password to unlock it, I had to restart. That's rather time consuming with my old computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

What system are you using as this should work?

Reply   |   Comment by Antony  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

You can use a PIN instead, and this would do a quicker job for you.

Cheers,

consuella

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Anita, if you have no password set on the one and only active account it should still work fine on all current and 21st century versions of windows, you should have been transported to a login screen of the type that your edition and version of windows is configured to use and your account name shown as a button to be clicked to return back to the session and you would not be prompted for a password since the account does not have one. If your machine truely locked up on pressing WINDOWS key + the L key there is something wrong with your installation or you had left it logged in for so many days by never properly shutting it down when you are finshed with the days activity that windows was well on its way to crashing due to resource depletion.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

consuella, Thanks but I have no reason to use a pin or a password.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, Locked up was probably the wrong term to use. I couldn't see any way out of the screen without using a password so had to restart. I wasn't aware that my account name was also a button. So thanks for that info. I should have googled that shortcut before I used it.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

You could just click minimise all?
But if you want to “hide” what your doing in the first place from those around you. Perhaps this will be your thing.

Such a stupid name for a piece of software too. And if anybody wanted to see what you where doing they could just start a remote connection and see what your doing anyway.
You wouldn’t even know they where watching you, or your screen, if they’ve set it up right.

The other thing you could do is just get a screen cover, like in the old days of CRT screens as that would protect your eyes from glare and also stop anybody seeing your screen over your shoulder.

I will pass thanks GOTD - I really don’t have anything to hide, so I don’t need a program that’s designed for you to watch porn in front of your parents come Christmass day.

What a waste of system resources. Just assign a shortcut in your task manager to minimise all windows if need be, but this software is just not worth it for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#2

While I am not interested in this particular program today. I want to wish you all and your families a Merry Christmas, and to thank you for all the work you do bringing free stuff to all of us!
Respects.
Coal

Reply   |   Comment by Coalfire  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+62)

Coalfire, Same. Love the positive attitude - so rare these days. A Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. :3

Reply   |   Comment by KK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Coalfire, There will be more people who are not interested in this program! But GOTD does not want that to be said like that!

Reply   |   Comment by Alex Legrand  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)

Alex Legrand,
"...does not want that to be said like that"
I don't understand what you are saying. Are you upset with Coalfire? If you are, I don't understand why...?
The word "that" is such a worthless overused word.

Makes for an amusing thought though:

That "that" that that "that" followed was confusing.

Cheers,
And Merry Christmas.

Reply   |   Comment by Johnnie Walker  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Alex Legrand, apparently to do since they had to approve the post :)

Reply   |   Comment by D_Ram  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#1

Here is a Softpedia review of version 6.3.2.

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/Dreadlock-Privacy.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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