Lock My PC 4 — a better way to lock your computer
Lock My PC is an easy in use, powerful and compact tool to lock your computer from unauthorized use. When you leave your computer unattended, the program disables the hot keys (including Ctrl+Alt+Del), mouse, locks CD/DVD ROM doors and displays a lock screen. Nobody can access your system without providing the correct unlock password.
Unlike another similar computer lock software that cannot lock Ctrl+Alt+Del on a computer running Windows XP, our Lock My PC runs own keyboard driver to block such key combinations. Moreover, bulletproof startup lock guarantee that when your computer locaked at startup, this lock cannot be bypassed even in safe mode!
Why Lock My PC ?
You don't like snoopers. They are always prying into your e-mail messages, programs, data, files, etc. Lock My PC allows you to lock your computer with a password while you leave it unattended. You can lock your computer manually, with a menu or hotkey, or set up auto lock when your computer is idle.
Lock My PC (logo and trayicon menu)
Features and benefits
- Quick and safe computer lock by hot key, or mouse click
- Autolock when computer is idle
- Correct Ctrl+Alt+Del lock
- Bulletproof startup lock (couldn't be bypassed in safe mode)
- Different installation mode - setup for home or corporate use
- CD/DVD-ROM doors lock
- Multi-user support
- Multimonitor support
- Auto turnoff when computer is locked for a long time
- Blind password option
- Stealth mode
- Windows XP x64 compatibility
- Custom lock screens
- Cycling lock screen images
- Screen saving effects
- Lock screen transparency - you can view movies under the locked screen
- Password protected settings, quit and uninstall
- Command line options
- and many more
Difference from standard Windows XP computer lock feature
A lot of users believe that Lock My PC (as well as any other third party computer lock software) is useless because Windows XP has integrated computer lock feature.
Standard Windows XP lock screen
Well, indeed, you can simply press Win+L on Windows XP computer keyboard and your screen will be safely locked. What advantages Lock My PC has over Windows computer lock?
First of all, when your computer is locked by Windows Lock feature, anyone who has Windows Administrative privileges can unlock your computer. Such unlock will force to close your session (all unsaved changes will be lost). If Welcome screen option is enabled on your computer (the default settings for non-domain computer), Win+L doesn't lock the computer at all - it temporary switches the user off and displays the welcome screen - if you share your computer with others, they can logon with their usernames and use your computer. Moreover, if you share your account with other users (it's common for home PC), Windows XP lock feature is useless at all - your folks will unlock your computer without any problem.
Another benefits of Lock My PC in comare with Windows lock feature:
- Custom lock screens and transparent lock screen options - your computer can be used as a presentation machine - the screen displays pictures or video, but nobody can touch your computer;
- Secure Lock before Windows welcome/logon screen;
- Displaying unsuccesfull unlock attempts - you will be notified if anyone tried to unlock your computer;
- If Lock My PC is used in muilti-user mode, a supervisor can unlock the computer without closing user session;
- You can lock CD/DVD ROM doors along with the desktop, keyboard and mouse - this can prevent CD media from being stolen while you are out;
- Command line support allows you to use Lock My PC in Internet kiosks.
Safe and secure
Lock My PC provides reliable locking mechanism that impossible to bypass:
Keyboard driver installed with Lock My PC blocks different key combinations like Ctrl+Alt+Del, Alt+Tab, Ctrl+Esc and many others.
Booletproof startup lock ("Always lock at startup" option) displays password prompt box before Windows logon/welcome screen and (unlikle the most of desktop locking software) bannot be bypassed in Windows safe mode.
Easy to use
As soon as the installation completed, double click on the Lock My PC tray icon to lock the computer.
Right click on the tray icon to get access to the program settings. All settings are groupped by cathegoriies.
Lock My PC settings dialog
Autolock computer after certain time of inactivity
You can set up Lock My PC to lock your desktop automatically if
the computer is idle during a certain period of time. Moreover you
can set up Lock My PC to switch the computer off (Hibernate, Standby
etc.) if your computer was locked during a certain period of time.
Lock My PC can work in stealth mode. Stealth mode is a state when the program is running on your computer but does not show any sign of its presence in memory. To activate stealth mode, enable options "Do not show tray icon at startup" and "Hide Lock My PC from Task Manager".
Two installation modes
Lock My PC can be used both in single-user and multi-user environment. During the installation process, you will instruct Setup wehter to install Lock My PC in single-user mode or in multi-user mode.
In single-user mode, Setup will create Lock My PC shortcuts only for you. Locked computer can be unlocked only with your password. Some advanced options for corporate use will be blocked. This mode is ideal for home use.
In multi-user mode, Setup will create Lock My PC shortcuts for all user accounts. Each Lock My PC user will have their own password. The user who installed Lock My PC will be Lock My PC Administrator and his/her password - the administator's password. This mode is ideal for corporate use.
Custom Lock Screens
Lock My PC comes with a set of different lock screens. Lock screens are located in LockScreens subfolder of Lock My PC program folder.
Examples of lock screens.
You can create your own Lock Screen pictures and use them with Lock My PC. Your computer will look cool and unique when it is locked. You can use GIF, JPEG, BMP and animated GIF images as lock screens. Lock Screen transparency level option will allow you to vary the transparency from fully opaque to fully transparent. The latter allows you to lock keyboard and mouse only and may be helpful when you are watching videos or running presentations on your PC.
30-days trial period and very affordable price
Lock My PC is shareware. You may evaluate Lock My PC free for 30 days.
If you decide to keep Lock My PC you have to buy it.
Important notice for users of previous versions of Lock My PC
The upgrade from Lock My PC 1.x, 2.x or 3.x to Lock My PC 4.x costs $9.99 USD for home users and $14.99 USD for business users.