Secure Desktop Shell

Secure Desktop 10 Shell

Secure Desktop 10. The Best Version Yet.

Secure Desktop 10. Point of Sale, Cafe, Factory Automation, Lab, Kiosk, Hotel, Restaurant, or Library -- whatever your public environment, Secure Desktop will lock down Windows. Replace the start menu, task-bar, and desktop icons with the Secure Desktop shell to completely control what a user can or can not do.

Icon Wizard. Window Wizard. Icon Passwords. Keystroke Auditing. Tab Passwords. Disable Menus. Secure Desktop 10 provides the security tools you need. Over 350 hot-keys can be disabled for any program. Secure Desktop is designed for a computer running in a public area.

Specific features for Internet Explorer. Secure Desktop is the perfect endpoint security solution for a public internet kiosk. Get Secure Desktop 10 today.

Endpoint Security for Windows Since 1994

In 1994, Visual Automation built a simple shell program to replace Program Manager in Windows 3.1. Since then, Secure Desktop has secured every commercial version of Microsoft Windows. For Windows 10, we started with features that customers need. For Windows XP. Windows 7. Windows 8. And Windows 10.

New features are everywhere. While working on the user interface, nearly every feature of Secure Desktop was studied and improved for touchscreen ease of use. Over 350 hot-keys disabled. Application launching. Window Wizard. New Icon Wizard. Secure Desktop 10 is simply easier to use and a more powerful endpoint security solution at the same time.

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Configuration and User Auditing

All configuration data is stored in one XML file, perfect for multiple computer installs. Audit files are in XML format too. RSS compatible. New backup feature.


Internet Explorer 11

Secure Desktop 10 locks down Internet Explorer 11. Full Screen Mode. Approved Sites. Just a few clicks to create an internet kiosk.


Help. Adobe PDF.

Secure Desktop 10 has in-dialog help and tooltips throughout the impressive new user interface. The Adobe PDF manual has been re-written.


Over 350 Hot-Keys Disabled

Secure Desktop 10 has over 350 hot-key combinations to disable in Windows XP, 7, 8 or 10. These are system-wide, for any program. Take Control.

Windows 7, 8 and 10

UAC Ready

Secure Desktop 10 works with the new User Access Control (UAC) in Windows. Run programs as Administrator. Single instance only. Re-start if closed.


sAudit. sControl. sExplore. sNote. sWall

View Audit files. Access Control Panel applets. View and Launch document files. View text files. View Wallpaper graphics.

Industries Served

Factory Automation (HMI)

Secure Desktop is designed for control engineers using a Windows computer on the factory floor. Human machine interface (HMI), data collection, report generation, and soft control applications are mission-critical and therefore need the security features found in Secure Desktop.

21 CFR Part 11 (FDA)

Secure Desktop has several features to aid the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, and beverage industries. Using Secure Desktop, program and data access can be controlled, user activity can be logged to disk, and users can be automatically logged off from Windows due to inactivity.

Retail Point Of Sale (POS)

Secure Desktop is designed for IT professionals using Windows in the restaurant, retail, lodging, and resort industries. Point of sale (POS), inventory, customer-activated terminals, drive-thru, and kitchen order fulfillment are mission-critical and therefore need the security features found in Secure Desktop.


Secure Desktop is designed for IT professionals installing a Windows computer in a library, museum, cafe, airport, or college. Browsing the internet, browsing an intranet, or using a custom multimedia database on a public kiosk computer requires the security features found in Secure Desktop.

The Browser Is The Desktop

Secure Desktop 10 plus Internet Explorer 11 is simply the best way to create a browser-based desktop system for factory automation, retail point-of-sale, hospitality kiosks, libraries, museums, schools, labs, and cafes. Anywhere a browser-based desktop is needed, Secure Desktop 10 provides the right solution.



  • 21 CFR Part 11 (FDA)
  • Aircraft
  • Automotive
  • Bakery
  • Beauty Products
  • Beverage Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Broadcasting
  • Chemical Industry
  • Distillery
  • Energy
  • Farming
  • Fire and Safety
  • Flooring Manufacturing
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Furniture Manufacturing
  • Glass Manufacturing
  • Laboratories
  • Laser
  • Lumber
  • Mining
  • Nuclear
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pipeline
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Steel Industry
  • Transportation
  • Waste Management
  • Water System
  • Weather Services

Point of Sale

  • Book Store
  • Coffee Shop
  • Furniture Store
  • Hair Care
  • Music Store
  • Outdoor
  • Party Store
  • Pet Supply
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Goods


  • Academy
  • Church
  • Hospice
  • Hospital
  • Industry Training
  • K-12 School
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Pre-school
  • University


  • Banks
  • Broker
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Credit Unions
  • Securities


  • 911 Call Center
  • Counties
  • Judicial System
  • Military
  • Municipalities
  • States
  • Police