Cetus StormWindow [TM] for Windows 98 will allow the authorized user to add several types and degrees of protections to the desktop and system of a Windows 98 computer. Intelligent use of StormWindow security measures will allow secure use of any shared Windows 98 computer. Examples of desktop protections include: protecting individual desktop icons; hiding individual Start Menu program groups and links; preventing the saving of desktop changes; hiding individual drives in My Computer and Explorer; hiding the Start Menu Settings Folders (Control Panel and Printers) and/or Taskbar; and hiding the entire Network Neighborhood, or just Entire Network or Workgroup Contents within it. Some of the system protections include: disabling the MS-DOS prompt and/or the exiting to MS-DOS mode; preventing "warm booting" (Ctrl-Alt-Del) and task switching; blocking the running of Registration Editor and/or System Policy Editor; preventing the merging of .REG files into the Registry; preventing the addition or deletion of printers; keeping empty the Documents Menu; and individually hiding "sensitive" Control Panel pages and settings. StormWindow security schemes may be imported from and exported to other computers. StormWindow protections would probably be most useful to a teacher, librarian, or administrator in charge of a number of computers at a school, library, or business, or a network manager, or a parent. Access to StormWindow is password protected.