How to Lock Your Computer with your Pen drive

You lock your house and you lock your vehicles when you are away. Why don’t you lock your computers too. You don’t have to buy another lock for that, a pen drive can do it all. Because you don’t want your work get disturbed or your data accessed by someone else when away.

All you have to do is,
  1. Go to and download the locking tool.
  2. Extract & install it on your computer.
  3. Open the program now. It will ask you to define a password and create a key at startup. This is a one-time reminder and if you want to change the key or password, you have to go to Preferences and change.
  4. Insert the pen drive & click Ok to continue.
  5. Windows with locking options would be popped up. Set the settings according to your security needs. For example, if you set the Read Interval to 10 seconds, the system will be locked if the pen drive is not found for 10 seconds.
  6. Once you are done with the settings, restart the application. The application will now start monitoring your computer minimized in the system tray. You can see a green dot blipping as long as a pen drive is inserted. It goes red when it is removed.
  7. Try removing the pen drive once and test it. You will see a blank screen when it is removed and when inserted again, it asks password to enter. You won’t be allowed to access the computer unless you type the right password.
This method of locking your computer has some disadvantages too. Here they are:
  1. You won’t be able to access your computer if the pen drive is lost.
  2. You won’t be allowed to access your computer if the pen drive is corrupted.
  3. You will have to suffer the loss of access to your computer when the USB ports don’t work.
Keep your keys safe! ;)

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