AskAdmin is a freeware program that blocks certain apps from running in Windows 10. Program Blocker also a free software for Windows PC, that lets you block software from running on Windows 10/8/7. If you are looking for a quick way to block or allow a software from running on your Windows PC, you should try a free tool Program Blocker.

Program Blocker is a portable app that lets you block any desktop application using a password or simply make it non-functional on your PC. The program simply blocks applications from running on your computer, without doing any changes in the registry and operates independently.


The user interface of Program Blocker is entirely based on the new Metro UI of Microsoft. This freeware app offers a master password protection so that no one other than you can access the Program Blocker. You can create a strong master password at the first start and further you can modify it or also can recover it later through email.

startupThis free tool can block apps and offers to block almost any windows application. It comes with 35 preloaded common applications that you can choose from, but always you can manually add any .exe file and add it to the ‘Blocked Applications’ list. In addition to these, Program Blocker automatically blocks few system apps like Windows Task Manager, Registry Editor and etc. to enhance the security and functioning of the software. However, you can always disable system applications blocker from the settings.

blocking-of-apps-using-program-blockerBy default Program Blocker blocks some of the system applications including the Windows Task Manager, to protect the Program Blocker. In place of default Windows Task Manager, another simple task manager is added to the software that lets you to kill any process. If the Program Blocker is running then ‘Ctrl+Shift+Esc’ will bring up the Program Blocker’s Task Manager, but not the Windows Task Manager.

task-managerIf you want to operate it silently without any pop-up messages or alerts then you can do so by simply enabling the Hidden Mode from settings. Hidden Mode of Program Blocker will make the software completely hidden from the taskbar, system tray etc. but it will continue blocking the apps. If anyone will try to run the blocked application, there will be no notification or pop-up displayed by the software. Once the program is in hidden mode you can access it by a combination of keyboard keys, by default the hotkey is ‘Ctrl + T’ but again, you can change it from Settings.


The app works with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. You can download Program Blocker from here.