Sometimes you need to leave your office or your work place but keep your pc or laptop running doing some task, with this small and free utility you can leave your machine up and running knowing that no one can mess with it, for example i run Kali Linux from a virtual machine inside Windows machine and some of the Linux task take time and sometimes i need to take a break leaving my desk while the Pc is running, with this trick it’s very safe to leave the machine running the tasks while i’m not there.
Now you can turn any USB flash drive to a computer lock and unlock key!
USB Raptor can lock the system once a specific USB drive is removed from the computer and unlock when the drive is plugged in again to any USB port.
The utility checks constantly the USB drives for the presence of a specific unlock file with encrypted content. If this specific file is found the computer stays unlocked otherwise the computer locks.
To release the system lock user must plug the USB with the file in any USB port.
Alternative the user can enable (or disable) two additional ways to unlock the system such is network messaging or password.
First you need to download the utility from this LINK then install it on your Windows machine.
Then run the app from the folder after you unzipped it.
When its finish insert any USB flash drive and then set a password and click “Create k3y file” and keep minimized to tray.
There are some advanced features if you want to play around with them, but the default settings will do the trick.
If you try to remove the flash drive you will get this screen of the program running and you won’t be able to unlock it unless you put the flash drive back again OR you can put the password you picked before in case you lost the flash drive.
You can customize the login screen and write any messages up to 3 messages sliding across the screen, also you can set up an alert sound if someone enter the wrong password.