May 7, 2017

Lock or unlock your computer using USB drive, Using USB as password of computer

With Predator, you can use your USB as a "key" for unlock your PC when connected to, and lock it when we remove it.

Predator, a free Windows program, turns your USB drive into a key that locks your computer when it's removed. To unlock your computer, you'll have to plug the USB drive back in. (Talk about having secret-agent-style security.)

Anyone who attempts to access your computer without the USB flash drive will be hit with an epic "Access Denied" message. To get started, follow this guide:

Step 1: Download and install Predator.

Step 2: Once Predator launches, plug in your USB flash drive. None of the contents of the drive will be deleted or altered in any way, so feel free to use your primary thumbdrive.
When you plug the USB drive, it will ask you to create a password

Step 3: Once it open the Preferences, change a few key settings. First enter a secure, unique password in the 'New Password' box. If your USB drive was lose, you will use this password for unlock your PC.
You can tick 'Always Required' check box, if you want to enter the password when you insert your USB drive to unlock you computer.
In the Flash Drives make sure that your USB drive is selected and then Click OK

Step 4: Predator will exit. Once it done, please click the Predator icon on the taskbar then restart the program. A few seconds later, the icon will turn green, alerting you that Predator is running. Predator always check to satify that your USB drive is plugged in every 30 seconds. If it isn't, your computer will dim and lock down.

Here are some tips:
  • You can pause Predator service any time select "Pause monitoring" from your taskbar menu.
  • If someone tried to access your PC while it was locked down, you'll see the activity log when you log back in. You can see the log at any time by clicking "View log" from the taskbar menu.
  • Predator's Web site has several cool how-tos, including one that shows you how to program your computer to take a snapshot each time someone tries and fails to log in to your computer. Check it out.

Notes: One evident defect accompanies this setup: you'll generally be down one USB port. But if you're sold on Predator, consider purchasing a USB hub to compensate.

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