Prevent Cut, Paste, Copy, Delete, Re-naming of files & folders

We are pleased to release Prevent, a free software which runs on all Windows. If you don’t want anyone deleting or renaming or messing around with your data, maybe your younger sibling, then Prevent may be able to help you.

Prevent software

Prevent software

The downloaded zip file consists of:
1. Prevent.exe
2. Pre_1
3. Pre_2
4. Read Me file.
5. Uninstall

Run the Prevent installer setup. The installer only places the Prevent folder in the system Program Files folder. A desktop shortcut will also be created. To run the program, click on Prevent. Set your Hot key to stop Prevent. You may set it as Ctrl+P if you wish. Hotkeys Win+F8 kills Pre_1 and Win+F9 kills Pre_2, too. But the single hotkey set by you will kill all Prevent processes at the same time.

Prevent :

1. Stops Cut
2. Stops Paste
3. Stops Copy
4. Stops Delete
5. Stops Copy To
6. Stops Move to
7. Stops Send To
8. Prevents renaming
9. Disables Task Manager’s End Process button. Also, it doesn’t allow you to right click on process name and click on end process. It also grays out the context menu items, disable Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X and Ctrl+V and/or stops the process.

To uninstall or remove Prevent, use the Uninstaller situated in the Prevent folder, or uninstall it via the Control Panel or simply delete its Program folder.


Prevent v1.0 has been developed by TWC Forum member, Ritesh Kawadkar for TheWindowsClub. It works on Windows Vista/7/8/10.

If you need help or wish to give feedback or need help please visit The Windows Club Feedback & Support Thread.

Note: Since the application disables the Task Manager buttons and makes some system changes, some antivirus programs may identify it as malware. Rest assured that the program is clean and its a false positive.

You may want to check out our other freeware releases:

FixWin | Fix IE | Fix MSE | Fix WU | Windows Access Panel | Ultimate Windows Tweaker| Fix WMP | Handy ShortcutsCleanDesktop | Quick Restore Maker | Windows 7 Start Button Changer | GodMode Creator.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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