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 cool 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.
How To Lock And 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.
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.
Step 2. Now it will ask you to set password and recovery key, insert the USB and click on OK.
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.
Step 4. Now your USB is ready to use. You can use its preference to expand more features.
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.
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.’
Step 2. Now you will see the screen like below. You need to choose ‘USB Flash Drive’ from the second drop down menu.
Step 3. Now you need to enter a USB Key. Here type in your Windows password and click on ‘Setup USB Key.’
Step 4. After that you will see the screen like below, which will display you ‘Your USB Key has been successfully configured.’
That’s it! You are done! You can now use your USB flash drive for Windows login and unlocking desktop.