How To Lock And Unlock Your PC Using USB Pendrive

How To Lock And Unlock Your PC Using USB Pendrive

How To Lock And Unlock Your PC Using USB Pendrive


What if we tell you that USB Flash drive could replace your all forms of passwords? This is actually possible with the app PREDATOR. So, today we are going to share an easy trick by which you can Lock/Unlock your PC using USB Flash drive. Go through the full post to know about it.


We usually log into the computer by using our passwords and pins, but today we have a new method to lock and unlock your computer that is way cooler than these traditional methods. Do you know? You can log into your computer using your USB flash drive. Yes, this is possible you can make your computer start with your pen drive. The process is very straightforward and easy, and you can implement this in few steps that we have discussed below. So have a look at the method of How To Lock/Unlock Your PC Using USB Flash Drive.

Also Read: How To Create Windows 10 Bootable USB/Pendrive

How To Lock And Unlock Your PC Using USB Pendrive

How To Lock/Unlock Your PC Using USB Pendrive

How To Lock/Unlock Your PC Using USB Pendrive

In this method, we will be using PREDATOR Software. PREDATOR locks your PC when you are away, even if your Windows session is still active. When you’re away from your PC, you simply need to remove the USB drive and once it is removed, the keyboard and mouse are disabled, and the screen darkens. When you return to your PC, you have to put the USB flash drive, and your keyboard and mouse are immediately released, and the display is restored.

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Step 1. First of all, download and install the software Predator oni your computer and this will be in the zip format, unzip and install it.

How To Lock/Unlock Your PC Using USB Flash Drive

How To Lock/Unlock Your PC Using USB Flash Drive

Step 2. Now it will ask you to set password and recovery key, insert the USB and click on OK.

How To Lock/Unlock Your PC Using USB Flash Drive

How To Lock/Unlock Your PC Using USB Flash Drive

Step 3. Here you can set any password of your choice, and also you have selected the particular Pendrive that will open your computer to avoid misuse using any other Pendrive.

How To Lock/Unlock Your PC Using USB Flash Drive

How To Lock/Unlock Your PC Using USB Flash Drive

Step 4. Now your USB is ready to use. You can use its preference to expand more features.

How To Lock/Unlock Your PC Using USB Flash Drive

How To Lock/Unlock Your PC Using USB Flash Drive

Now every time you log on your computer just insert the USB and launch the software and stay back and do your work and after your work remove it. Your computer will get automatically locked, and after that when you put USB back your computer will get unlocked.

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Using Rohos USB Logon Key

This is the Two-factor authentication solution that converts any USB drive into a security token for your computer and allows you to access Windows in a secure way with a USB token, replacing the Windows login.

Step 1. You need to download and install Rohos Logon Key on your computer and when you will launch the app you will see the screen like below. Now click on ‘Setup USB Key.’

Rohos USB Logon Key

Rohos USB Logon Key

Step 2. Now you will see the screen like below. You need to choose ‘USB Flash Drive’ from the second drop down menu.

Rohos USB Logon Key

Rohos USB Logon Key

Step 3. Now you need to enter a USB Key. Here type in your Windows password and click on ‘Setup USB Key.’

Rohos USB Logon Key

Rohos USB Logon Key

Step 4. After that, you will see the screen like below, which will display you ‘Your USB Key has been successfully configured.’

Rohos USB Logon Key

Rohos USB Logon Key

That’s it! You are done! You can now use your USB flash drive for Windows login and unlocking the desktop.

Also Read: How to Create A Linux Bootable USB/Pendrive

Some Other USB Security Key For locking and unlocking Your PC

Well, there are several other software available on the web that allows users to lock and unlock their computer via USB flash drive. Below, we are going to describe three best tools which can help you to lock & unlock computer using a USB drive.

#1 Keylock

Keylock

Keylock

Keylock is one of the best software available for Windows operating system that allows users to lock their computer with the help of USB Flash Drive. Well, the interface of the tool is simple, and it just disables the task manager, disables the mouse which makes it impossible to reach the desktop. To remove all those restrictions, users only need to insert the USB Flash drive.

#2 USB Raptor

USB Raptor

USB Raptor

USB Raptor is one of the popular tools that is available for Windows operating system. It also allows users to lock and unlock their computer via USB Drive. However, the tool works differently, it locks the entire system once the USB Drive is removed, and unlocks when the drive is plugged in again.

The tool runs on the background where it checks for the presence of a specific unlock file with encrypted content. So, if the tool finds the particular unlock file, the computer will remain unlocked.

#3 USB Lock

USB Lock

USB Lock

Well, USB lock is not available for Windows operating system and it’s only available for Apple Mac desktop and laptops. USB Lock is just helping users to lock and unlock their desktop and laptop through USB drive. As soon as you unplug the USB drive, the computer will be locked. But, users still get the option to unlock computer with the help of password.

So this method is all about How To Lock/Unlock Your PC Using USB Flash Drive. By this, you can lock and unlock your computer with a simple USB flash drive. Additionally, you can secure multiple computers using this software. Hope you like the post and don’t forget to share it with your friends and leave a comment below if you have any related query.

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