Welcome to Deskman! In this guide you will find detailed information about Deskman; how it works and how to set it up, among others.
Deskman facilitates the protection and security administration of multiple workstations from your web browser. Install Deskman on as many systems as you need and all of them will share the same restrictions in no time. Deskman is also designed to protect single, isolated workstations.
Deskman is really easy to install and use. There are no special requirements, no dependencies and no restrictive hardware limitations, except for a basic list of minimum requirements as seen below.
This documentation is valid for Deskman 7, available at anfibia.net.
What is Deskman?
Deskman is an advanced tool that allows administrators to combine restrictions to achieve the desired security level. It runs silently in the background, keeping systems secured at all times.
Download Deskman, if you haven't already, and see if it suits your needs.
The latest Deskman version is always available on our website. The installation program includes everything you need. Check the system and software requirements below.
The requirements below list the minimal configuration. Any better hardware or newer software may be used. If you experience problems nonetheless, please do not hesitate to contact us.
- Windows 7
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 10
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
- At least 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
- 100MB available hard disk space
- Microsoft Edge
- Internet Explorer 11
Unsupported Windows Versions
Deskman still works on Windows XP, mostly. But there may be issues and it's no longer a supported platform. Windows Server and Windows Vista are not supported platforms, either.
To install Deskman, execute
deskmansetup.exe and follow the directions that appear on screen. If an old version is found, it will be automatically upgraded. Old settings will be preserved when possible.
After the installation is over, Deskman will be automatically opened in the default web browser, otherwise point your browser to http://localhost:2288
The setup program accepts optional command line parameters for fast deployment and unattended installation. Parameters can be used alone, or in conjunction.
|/silent, /verysilent||Instructs Setup to be silent or very silent. When Setup is silent the wizard and the background window are not displayed but the installation progress window is. When a setup is very silent the installation progress window is not displayed. Silent setups do not open Deskman when finished.|
|/dir="x:\dirname"||Overrides the default installation directory (C:\Program Files\Anfibia Deskman). A fully qualified pathname must be specified.|
|/noicons||The setup program does not create Deskman icons on desktop or Start Menu.|
|/syncon||The setup program activates sync automatically.|
|/import||The setup program imports a local backup file. The backup file must be named "deskmanbackup.cfg" and must be located in the same directory. Contact support to create a backup file.|
To upgrade Deskman, simply install the new version without uninstalling your old copy. If an old version is found, it will be automatically upgraded, when possible.
Make sure you are ready, before upgrading:
- Export your restrictions to have backup
- Sync may stop working properly with installations using a different version
- Restrictions and settings should be preserved, but it depends on how old is your old version
- Re-applying or re-syncing restrictions may be required
- A new license may be required
To uninstall Deskman, open the Control Panel and click Uninstall a program. Select Deskman and double-click on it to uninstall.
Before uninstallation, make sure all restrictions are completely disabled — go to the restrictions page and click Undo to remove restrictions.
Before uninstalling Deskman, export restrictions in case you change your mind or in case you want to preserve your data. Once Deskman is uninstalled, all logs and data will be gone.
After the installation is over, Deskman will be running on your system, ready to work. Deskman is web-based, which means you need to open it on your web browser. To open Deskman in the same computer where it's installed, point your browser to http://localhost:2288 or http://127.0.0.1:2288.
- Deskman requires a web browser for configuration, but it is not in the cloud and internet access is optional
- Deskman must be manually installed on every system
- Each Deskman copy integrates client and server, via the Control Center
A web browser is required to configure Deskman, but there are no special network requirements. Deskman can be used locally like any other application.
There are many restrictions available: some of them override others in the same category, some may be useful for you, and some may not. Combine restrictions to achieve your goals.
- Open Deskman by visiting http://localhost:2288
- Protect Deskman with username and password, by visiting the settings page
- Browse restrictions and decide which ones you need, select them and click Apply to activate them
- Remove restrictions from the restrictions page, by clicking Undo
- Visit the dashboard to start maintenance, in case you want to pause restrictions temporarily
- In case of need, remember you can open Deskman from any system connected to the same network by using your local IP address or hostname, for example
You are permitted to try this software on your system (for 30 days) without any cost or obligation. Payment is required if you find this software to be useful or if you wish to continue using this software beyond the evaluation (trial) period. This product is provided at no charge to the user for evaluation. The purpose of an evaluation version is to provide computer users with quality software on a try before you buy basis, however payment is still required for continued use of the product.
This allows you to try out all the features in Deskman to confirm that they work to your satisfaction before purchasing a license of use.
The evaluation version is the same as the full version of the product: no nags, no disabled features. However, after the 30-day trial period expires, maintenance will be automatically started until the copy is registered.
Visit the settings page to register your copy. Follow the instructions included in your license email. Licenses include a 30-day support contract, at least. Upon expiration, licenses keep working, but support entitlement expires. For more information, please visit our website.
A web browser is required to configure Deskman — updated versions of Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 are officially supported.
On your system, Deskman is available at http://localhost:2288. To open Deskman from other systems on your network, make sure firewalls are properly configured and point your browser to
The dashboard provides you with a general view of the security in place, active users and system information. Visit the control center for network/sync details.
Deskman is always available on your local network. It can be accessed locally or remotely, from a different system connected to the same network. The dashboard will indicate if your connection is local or remote.
From time to time, you may need to remove restrictions temporarily in order to perform maintenance tasks on your system. Once started, maintenance mode will remain active for a limited period of time, until manually stopped, or until the system is restarted.
- Start maintenance by clicking Start Maintenance
- Stop maintenance by clicking Stop Maintenance
- Change the maintenance time limit in Settings
- Applying restrictions, syncing restrictions or restarting Windows automatically stop maintenance
Click to perform one of the following tasks:
- Log off: close all active user sessions
- Sleep: put the system to sleep
- Hibernate: put the system in hibernation mode
- Restart: reboot the system
- Shut Down: shut down Windows and turn off the system
Logged on users will appear in the dashboard. Refresh the page if they don't. To take a picture of the user's desktop, click and wait until the picture appears on screen. Then click Download to save the screenshot. Click Recent to view the last four snapshots.
Restrictions are separated into different sections. Check the desired restrictions and click Apply to activate them. Click Undo to remove restrictions completely. If sync is enabled, restrictions will be synchronized with other installations. Check the control center for details.
Restrictions affect all users. But Windows administrators can be excluded by enabling the Exclude Windows administrators after log on option in Settings.
Click the Tools button to import/export restrictions or to clear selected restrictions. Note that settings are not exported, only restrictions.
|Hide the desktop||Hides desktop icons and disables desktop context menus.|
|Protect desktop files from tampering||Protects desktop icons and files from tampering: they can be executed, but cannot be edited or deleted. Directories are not protected, only files.|
|Disable Start Menu||Disables the Start Menu button and the Windows key. The Start Menu remains intact, hidden. On Windows 8.1 the Start charm (button) and charm bar are disabled, instead.|
|Disallow making changes to the Start Menu||Protects the Start Menu from being changed by the user. On Windows 10, the right-click menu is also blocked.|
|Disable search and run and Cortana||Disables the ability to search and run local files from the Start Menu. On Windows 10, Cortana is blocked.|
|Disable access to All Programs list||Hides the app list (All Programs) in the Start Menu.|
|Hide the taskbar||Hides the taskbar.|
|Hide notification area||Hides the right-side area of the taskbar, where the status icons are shown, including the system clock.|
|Hide taskbar clock||Hides the system clock in the taskbar.|
|Lock the taskbar||Disables the ability to resize and move the taskbar around.|
|Disable taskbar settings menu||Disables the right-click settings menu in the taskbar.|
|Hide taskbar application buttons||Hides buttons of running or pinned applications in the taskbar.|
|Hide action center||On Windows 10, disables access to the action center and hides notifications.|
|Disable task view button||On Windows 10, disables the task view button.|
|Disable notification area||Disables access to the right-side area of the taskbar: elements are visible but cannot be interacted with.|
|Disable System Keys||Selected keys or combinations will be disabled. Note that disabling Ctrl-Alt-Del also disables the Alt key. Winkeys disables the Windows key and all its combinations, except Winkey+L. Disabling Ctrl-Alt-Del may require logging off or restarting.|
|Disable Function Keys||Selected function keys will be disabled.|
|Disable Mouse Buttons||Selected mouse buttons will be disabled.|
Start Menu Section
This section allows you to build your own Start Menu. Once your custom Start Menu is in place, the original Start Menu will remain hidden, preserved.
- To enable the custom Start Menu, add applications or commands
- Remove entries to disable the custom Start Menu
- You may need to log off after making changes to the custom Start Menu
Click to open the tools menu. This menu includes options to add Chrome and Internet Explorer in kiosk mode, as an example, and other options to add shut down events to your Start Menu.
- Add shut down events to your custom Start Menu by using the following codes:
- To specify a command name: add $$ to your command, followed by the caption, for example:
c:\program files\myprogram\myapp.exe $$My Command Caption
Note: Commands, including full path if necessary, are accepted. Full path may be required to show the proper application icon.
|Disable Control Panel and Settings||The Control Panel becomes inaccessible, as well as any panels dependent from it, such as the Windows Update panel. On Windows 10, Settings and Windows Defender Security Center are also blocked.|
|Restrict access to settings on Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer||Blocks access to Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer settings. In addition, access to file:/// is also blocked on Firefox and Chrome.|
|Block access to mail account settings||Blocks access to the account settings window on Mail, on Windows 10.|
|Block administrative tools: task manager, regedit, cmd, powershell, mmc||Blocks access to the administrative tools, including: Windows Task Manager, Regedit, Command Prompt, PowerShell, Cygwin and Microsoft Management Console.|
|Use safe task manager||The Windows Task Manager is replaced with a very limited task manager, where users can only view running applications and activate some handy power actions, like log off, restart and shut down.|
|Use Internet Explorer in kiosk mode||Enables a special Internet Explorer kiosk mode, where only a single tab is available, without navigation bars or options. In addition, this mode prevents users from closing Internet Explorer. To use IE in normal, non-restrictive, kiosk mode, ignore this restriction and run IE with the -k parameter, like: iexplore.exe -k www.yourwebsite.com|
|Disable USB drives||Disables the detection of USB drives. Restarting Windows may be required.|
|Disable writing to USB drives||Disables the ability to write to USB drives. Restarting Windows may be required.|
|Disable autoplay||Disables the Autoplay menu that appears when a new external drive is detected.|
|Disable shutdown options||Disables power actions that shut down the computer on Start Menu, charms bar and lock screen.|
|Disable fast user switching||Disables the ability to switch to a different user without having to log off on Start Menu and lock screen.|
|Block File Explorer||Blocks access to File Explorer (Windows Explorer) and derivatives, such as the Control Panel and many other system configuration windows. File Explorer is preserved, but whenever users try to open it, Deskman closes it.|
|Disable context menu on File Explorer and desktop||Disables the context menu on File Explorer and the desktop.|
|Disable folder options on File Explorer||Disables access to folder options on File Explorer|
|Disable top menus and ribbon on File Explorer||Disables top menus and bars on File Explorer, and also ribbon on Windows 8 and Windows 10|
|Disable navigation pane on File Explorer||Disables the navigation pane on File Explorer|
|Hide This PC on File Explorer||Hides the Computer/This PC folder on File Explorer|
|Hide Network on File Explorer||Hides the Network folder on File Explorer|
|Disable Access to Drives on File Drives||Access to selected drives will be disabled on File Explorer. Selected drives will be also hidden on File Explorer. Click All to disable access to all drives.|
Use the Apps section to stop unwanted applications. Block applications by entering permitted executables, or folders, in the Allowed Applications section. Your executables will be allowed, plus other critical system processes. All other applications will be blocked.
Using the Application Filter
To activate the application filter, enter executables or folders. Remove them to stop the filter. Note that system/critical processes will be allowed, by default, even if they do not appear in the list.
Click to open the menu, with the following options:
|Installed Programs||By adding the following folder to the list:
|Running Applications||This option adds running executables to the list. Thus, users will only be able to run a specific list of executables.|
|Clear||Removes all entries from the list.|
Deskman is able to filter web browsing: access to all domains will be forbidden, except for the domains that are specifically allowed. To start blocking websites, enter domains in the Allowed Domains section, one at least. To stop blocking websites, remove all entries.
The web filter works as a proxy, blocking/allowing access to HTTP/HTTPS requests. Deskman uses the following proxy server and port:
Using the Web Filter
Click to open the tools menu and select Analyze to let Deskman auto-detect domains for you. Keep the Analyze window open and visit the websites that you want to allow on a different tab or browser. Go back to the Analyze window and click Done to add found domains.
The web filter works as a whitelist: entered domains will be allowed, everything else will be blocked, with exceptions to let Windows Update operate normally.
- The following elements are accepted:
- Wildcards are accepted, for example:
- To remove all entries, click to open the tools menu and select Clear
Add commands — with full path and parameters, if necessary — to be executed by Windows at startup. Startup commands are run each time a new user logs in. To remove all entries, click to open the tools menu and select Clear.
Every installation includes its own control center from where to manage the list of available installations on the network and keep them in sync.
Synchronization allows Deskman to contact other installations on the network and update them automatically, so that all of them use the same restrictions and settings.
- First of all, make sure sync is turned on
- Whenever you apply/undo restrictions, your Deskman installation will start syncing restrictions with other installations
- Whenever you save settings, your Deskman installation will start syncing settings with other installations
The control center shows available installations on the network. In order to find other installations, sync must be enabled on them, and they must be able to communicate between each other. Usually, that means being in the same network and not being blocked by antivirus or firewall. Check the troubleshooting guide for help.
By default, sync is not enabled. Click ON to start syncing. Click OFF to stop syncing. If you have problems finding other installations, turn sync OFF and back ON to reset sync operations.
If a sync group is configured, in Settings, your installation will ignore installations in a different group. Use groups to apply different configurations, or to shield installations from unwanted sync operations.
If you have multiple networks, not connected between them, you can use one installation as a nexus. Go to Settings and enter
address:port in the sync hub box.
In order to seamlessly and securely access installations without having to enter username and password each time go to Settings and enable the Single sign-on option. Admin only.
|Ready||Synchronization finished successfully|
|Syncing||Synchronization in progress. Some installations are out of sync. The system may be shut down, or inaccessible. In any case, Deskman will keep trying. It may take a few minutes to synchronize all installations.|
|Total||The total number of available installations. A disparity between found installations and total installations could be due to: different version, different group, different license, license limit reached or installation unreachable.|
|Host||Name of the remote installation|
|IP Address||IP Address of the remote installation|
|Maintenance||Indicates if maintenance is enabled on the remote installation|
|Status||Sync status of the remote installation|
|Contacted||Time and date of last contact|
|Maintenance||Click Maintenance to start maintenance on selected installations.|
|Log off||Click Log off to close active user sessions on selected installations.|
|Restart||Click Restart to restart Windows on selected installations.|
|Shut Down||Click Shut Down to shut down Windows on selected installation.|
|Resync||Resync allows you to manually sync restrictions and settings from your installation to the rest.|
To register all your installations, you just need to register one of them, because licenses are also synced. The maximum number of synchronizable installations is based on your license. Thus, a multi-copy license is required to sync.
Visit the Settings page to change important options. Click Save when finished. If sync is enabled, settings will be automatically synced with other installations.
|Username, password||It is highly recommended to require authentication. Enter username and password to prevent unauthorized people from using Deskman.|
|Exclude Windows Administrators after log on||Check this option to exclude Windows administrators from restrictions, except for some desktop and system policies. Activating maintenance may still be required for full, unrestricted, access. Note that this feature only supports local accounts. Remote, domain based or AD groups are not supported.|
|Accept weak login passwords||Check this option to remove the strong password requirement. Not recommended.|
|Hide user notifications||Check this option to hide user notifications.|
|Store logs||Logs are deleted after 30 days. Check this option to store copies of daily logs in csv format.|
|Single sign-on||Check this option to allow single sign-on connections from the control center. Thus, you will not be required to log in when moving from one installation to another in the control center. Sessions will still be authenticated, but you will not have to enter username and password each time.|
|Maintenance time limit||Enter the maximum maintenance time, in minutes. When the time expires maintenance will be stopped automatically.|
|Maintenance hotkey||Click change to activate, or remove, a maintenance hotkey and follow the directions. Pressing the hotkey will start maintenance. Pressing the hotkey during maintenance will stop maintenance, after being in maintenance 1 minute, at least.|
|Maintenance hotkey password||Enter a password to be required to start maintenance when pressing the maintenance hotkey.|
|Sync group||Enter a group name, optionally, to sync only with installations of the same group. Recommended to protect your configuration from external, unknown or unwanted sync operations.|
|Sync hub||Enter a sync hub address, optionally, to make Deskman sync with a remote installation. A sync hub will be useful if you have multiple installations, on different networks, allowing you to sync everything through a single address (hub). Enter
|Brand||Enter the name of your organization, optionally. Your brand will be shown on user notifications, when blocking applications or websites, and at the login screen.|
|Proxy server||Optionally, enter address and port of a proxy server and traffic will be forwarded to this proxy after applying restrictions. Note that Deskman will only connect to this proxy server if the web filter is enabled.|
|Language||Select a user interface language, or leave it on Auto-detect to obtain the language from your browser.|
Optionally, a guest account can be enabled, in case you need to allow limited access to Deskman.
|Guest account||Click ON to activate the guest account. Note that the guest account will be disabled until admin username and password have been set.|
|Username, password||Enter username and password for the guest account.|
|Allow||Check sections to be accessible from the guest account. At least one section must be checked.|
The license section will only be available after your copy is registered. Check your license number, support expiration date and other details in this section.
Visit the Activity page to view the activity log: applied restrictions, blocked applications, filtered websites, warnings and plenty of other useful information. Use the search box to find specific entries.
Logged events are automatically deleted after 30 days. If you want to keep them, go to Settings and check the Store logs option. Thus, Deskman will automatically export your daily logs to CSV and keep them in the data directory.
To manually export the log, click ⇣CSV, located at the upper right corner.
Open the restrictions page, select the restrictions you need and click Apply. Most restrictions are activated instantly, but some of them work better after logging off Windows. In case something doesn't work as expected, try logging off. Some extreme cases may require a reboot.
Open the restrictions page, and click Undo. Most restrictions are removed instantly. In case something doesn't work as expected, try logging off Windows. Some extreme cases may require a reboot.
Block Software Installation
Use the application filter. Go to the restrictions page and click the Apps tab. Then click to open the tools menu. Select Installed programs. Click Apply. Deskman will allow only already installed programs. New software installations will be blocked.
Go to the restrictions page and click Tools and then Export. Settings are not exported or imported, only restrictions.
Go to the restrictions page and click Tools and then Import. Select the file to be imported. Click Apply to activate imported restrictions.
First, activate sync from the control center. Once sync is enabled on all your installations, they will appear in the control center, after a few minutes. From this point, when you apply restrictions, or save settings, on any installation, the others will receive the same restrictions and settings.
If you need to pause restrictions, start maintenance:
- To start maintenance on one installation, go to its dashboard and click Start Maintenace
- To start maintenance on multiple installations, go to a control center, select installations, click Tools and then click Maintenance
By default, the application filter allows access to your executables and folders — it's a whitelist. In case you need to block specific programs, add > before the executable, like so:
Disable UNC Paths
If disabling access to drives is not enough, and you also need to disable UNC path access to folders and drives, check this desktop restriction: Disable search and run and Cortana.
If you enter your company name in the Brand box, in Settings, it will be used when notifications show up and at the login screen.
Export Activity Log
To export the activity log to *.csv, go to the Activity page and click ⇣CSV, located at the upper right side of the Recent Activity table.
Allow Guest Access
If you need to allow someone to use Deskman, but with limited permissions, go to Settings and enable the Guest Account.
Sync Different Networks
If you have multiple networks, not connected between them, use one Deskman installation as a hub. Go to Settings and enter the external address and port of your installation in the Sync Hub section. Firewalls will need to be properly configured.
Restrict Access to Folders
Deskman is unable to restrict access to folders. The proper way to do so would be using folder permissions. However, Deskman can help you allow access to a specific folder while blocking access to the rest of the drive.
Method #1: Blocking drive and mapping folder as virtual drive
- Go to Restrictions, click on System and disable a drive, for example C:
- Click on the Startup tab and enter
subst x: c:\\folderwhere x: is the new drive and c:\\folder is the folder to be permitted
- Note that two slashes are required instead of the usual single slash, in this case
- Click on Apply
- Log off to appreciate changes
Method #2: Restricting access on File Explorer
- Go to Restrictions, click on Desktop and disable the Backspace key — select Back, in the Disable System Keys section
- Click on the System tab and select: Disable top menus and ribbon on File Explorer and Disable navigation pane on File Explorer
- Click on the Startup tab and enter
explorer c:\folderwhere c:\folder is the folder to be permitted
- Click on Apply
Forgot your password?
Submit a support ticket and we will assist you.
Unable to open Deskman
Deskman is accessible anywhere on your network. You will need to know the local IP address of the computer in question. Then add the Deskman port (2288). Open a web browser and enter
Firewall and antivirus
Make sure your firewall and antivirus software do not block Deskman, or put deskman.exe, deskmanbar.exe or deskmansvc.exe in sandbox/quarantine mode. In addition, the firewall must allow deskmansvc.exe and deskmanbar.exe to establish IN/OUT connections.
Restrictions are not applied
Check the following:
- Make sure you have applied restrictions
- Some restrictions may require a log off or reboot
- If you are excluded, as administrator, restrictions will not apply to you
- Check if you are in maintenance mode
- Check if your antivirus or firewall are blocking Deskman
Windows administrators are not excluded
If the Exclude Windows Administrators after log on option is enabled, in Settings, Deskman will not apply restrictions when administrators log on. However, startup programs and the following desktop and system restrictions will remain applied unless maintenance is enabled:
- Hide the desktop
- Disallow making changes to the Start Menu
- Disable search and run and Cortana
- Disable access to All Programs list
- Lock the taskbar
- Disable taskbar settings menu
- Disable Control Panel and Settings
- Use Internet Explorer in kiosk mode
- Disable USB drives
- Disable writing to USB drives
- Disable autoplay
- Disable shutdown options
- Disable fast user switching
- Disable context menu on File Explorer and desktop
- Disable folder options on File Explorer
- Hide This PC on File Explorer
- Hide Network on File Explorer
- Disable Access to Drives on File Explorer
Note that this feature only supports local accounts. Remote, domain based or AD groups are not supported — Deskman may not be able to identify whether a user has administrator rights.
Syncing takes time at the beginning because Deskman needs to find remote installations in the first place. Once they are found, synchronization events are not immediate: a few minutes should suffice, but it depends on availability, speed and network configuration.
Try resetting your control center to fix issues: turn sync OFF and ON again.
Check the following, in case issues persist:
- Sync needs to be enabled on every installation
- License must be synced
- Installing more copies than permitted by your license will create syncing issues
- Deskman versions need to be the same
- Firewall exceptions need to be in place
- System date and time must be correct — synchronized by an Internet time server, ideally
- Network proxies will probably stop sync operations
- Installations from a different sync group are ignored
Web filter issues
The web filter is proxy-based, meaning web browsers will request Deskman for permission to access websites.
Check the following:
- Changes are instant but some applications may need you to log off to notice changes
- If there's already a proxy in place, it will be disabled when Deskman's web filter is enabled
- To make Deskman use your own proxy, go to Settings and enter a proxy server
- Analyze won't work properly if multiple Deskman pages are open on the same system
- Analyze only works on localhost
- Make sure there are no proxy extensions enabled on your browser
- The proxy server should be set to
- Maintenance stays in effect until the time limit expires, after manually stopped or until the system is restarted
- Change the maintenance time limit in Settings
- Maintenance only applies to the installation in question, or to remote installations if activated from the control center
A browser error message is displayed when blocking websites
This is a correct behaviour. Deskman does not tamper with HTTP/HTTPS, thus making impossible to insert messages into the browser.
A website is not fully displayed even though it's been allowed
Websites tend to contact multiple domains while loading. Check the activity log for blocked domains. Remember you can use keywords and wildcards when adding domains, like
*.google.*. Use Analyze to help you add domains.
Deskman automatically monitors its own components to detect tampering. If your installation fails the integrity check, some of Deskman's critical files may have been modified or corrupted. Deskman should be reinstalled and the security level increased. If there are no integrity warnings in your dashboard or activity log, everything should be fine.
Before uninstallation, open the restrictions page and click Undo to remove restrictions.
This privacy statement refers to the product Deskman. Please, check our online privacy statement for complementary information.
What information does Anfibia Software collect regarding Deskman?
Deskman is not an online service. Deskman is self-hosted software. The software is installed on your computer, and only you have access to it. As such, we do not remotely collect data of any kind: emails, passwords, credit card numbers, phone numbers, usernames, configurations, logs, IP addresses, etc.
When you register your copy, we store (and validate) your registration key in our server.
What is done with the information?
We may contact you using your email address to inform you of new versions or for customer support; if you wish for us to not do that, please reply and let us know.
How is my information protected?
The Deskman websites and servers use industry standard protocols to protect all information obtained including SSL encryption (secure socket layers), and hardware firewalls.
A cookie is a small piece of data sent to your web browser by a server and stored on your hard drive. Many websites leave a cookie on your machine in order to identify you should you return. Cookies can not read any data from your hard drive other than what is already included in the cookie. Deskman stores a cookie on your computer so that you do not have to re-enter your username and password every time, but only if you decide to activate the Remember me option.
How is Deskman protected from remote intrusions?
Deskman does not require an internet connection to work properly. The user is able to activate a login screen which asks for user and password in order to access Deskman. Passwords are not stored—hashes are, which means that the original passwords cannot be retrieved. Synchronization is disabled by default.
How is user's privacy affected?
Being a desktop security tool, Deskman provides the administrator with the ability to take desktop screenshots, log blocked applications and websites, and running processes. No other specific user information is collected.
What if I have a question or problem related to my privacy?
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3. Copyright. The software is protected by European copyright laws and international treaty provisions. You acknowledge that no title to the intellectual property in the software is transferred to you. You further acknowledge that title and full ownership rights to the software will remain the exclusive property of Anfibia Software and you will not acquire any rights to the software except as expressly set forth in this license. You agree that any copies of the software will contain the same proprietary notices which appear on and in the software.
4. Reverse engineering. You agree that you will not attempt to reverse compile, modify, translate, or disassemble the software in whole or in part.
5. No other warranties. Anfibia Software does not warrant that the software is error free. Anfibia Software disclaims all other warranties with respect to the software, either express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement of third party rights. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty may last, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
6. Severability. In the event of invalidity of any provision of this license, the parties agree that such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this license.
7. No liability for consequential damages. In no event shall Anfibia Software be liable to you for any consequential, special, incidental or indirect damages of any kind arising out of the delivery, performance or use of the software, even if Anfibia Software has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event will Anfibia Software's liability for any claim, whether in contract, tort or any other theory of liability, exceed the license fee paid by you, if any.
8. Governing law. This license will be governed by the European law. The united nations convention on contracts for the international sale of goods is specifically disclaimed.
9. Entire agreement. This is the entire agreement between you and Anfibia Software which supersedes any prior agreement or understanding, whether written or oral, relating to the subject matter of this license.
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