Saturday, 7 May 2011

Lock your PC with usb

 you ever seen a movie in which a person in some secret government installation simply inserts and removes a card to log in and log out of a PC? If you thought that idea was cool, you’ll definitely want to investigate Predator (Figure A). Once installed and configured, this little freeware utility will allow you to turn a USB flash drive into a key you can use to lock and unlock your computer. 

Figure A

With Predator, you can use a USB flash drive as a key to lock and unlock your computer.

While the USB flash drive is connected to your computer, everything works as it normally would. Once you remove the USB flash drive, your computer is locked down — the keyboard and mouse are disabled and the screen darkens. To unlock your computer, you just plug in the USB flash drive and the computer will be unlocked and you can begin using it. U download the softawre from a link

The installer program will automatically start Predator. If not, you can launch it manually via the Start Menu / All Programs / Predator item or via the PREDATOR icon on the Desktop
A dialog box will ask you to enter a password and to prepare a USB flash drive:

Insert your USB drive and click OK to continue.
Note: the current contents of your flash drive will be unchanged by this operation. Files on your USB drive will not be deleted nor modified in any way.
Then you see the Preferences window:
  • Type the password of your choice in the "New Password" field. You will use it to unlock your session if you lose your USB key.
    You must enter at least 6 characters, letters, figures or signs. The password is case sensitive (uppercase and lowercase letters are different).
  • Check that the drive letter displayed under "USB key drive" actually matches your flash drive or choose the correct letter from the dropdown list.
  • Click the "Create key" button
  • Finally, click "Ok"

Predator will exit after this setup procedure:

Finally, click the Predator icon installed on the desktop to restart the program. When you restart Predator, initialization takes a few seconds, then a green ball icon should flash in the system tray:


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