I have searched all over for a solution to this problem but can't find a method to overcome it.

I have a need to roll out Galaxy S2's running 2.3.3 to a group of users but limit them to only the applications that are chosen for them such as facebook, twitter etc... the phone function but no access to settings or other applications that have to be installed on the phone but cannot be opened/altered by the user.

I have tried a number of app lock applications which do work at the icon level but ideally I need to lock/disable/remove the overall "applications" icon in the launcher.

Have already tried the top three launcher replacements which don't seem aimed at this amount of control.

Can anyone suggest any app or method to achieve this?