Lock your PC with a USB flash drive


PREDATOR is freeware utility that locks your PC when you are away, even if your Windows session is still opened. It uses a regular USB flash drive as an access control device. When you leave your PC you just take your USB drive with you and Predator will lock your PC. While you are away Predator records all security-related events in a log file. By reading this log, you will know if intruders have tried to use your computer while you have been away. When you return back to your PC, you put the USB flash drive in place and your PC will be unlocked.

It's easier and faster than closing your Windows session, since you do not have to retype your password when you return.

How to install Predator in your PC
  1. Download and extract Predator.zip
  2. Start InstallPredator.exe. When prompted for an installation folder, accept the default path "C:\Program Files\Predator2\" or select another folder on your hard drive, but do not select a folder on your USB flash drive. Never install PREDATOR on removable media.
  3. After installing run the application from Windows program menu or the desktop shortcut icon.
  4. You will get a message box like this
         5. 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.
         6. Then you see the Preferences window: Here you can set the screen darkness and other options by
             checking in the check boxes.
    • 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"
        7. Predator will exit after this setup procedure.
        8. 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.
            If the Predator icon is blinking then everything you have done is OK.
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