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Secure USB sticks and external drives, preventing other users from accessing stored content without authorization, by using this lightweight utility.
It is always difficult to ensure your files cannot be viewed, copied or modified without your permission, especially when it comes to portable storage devices that can be easily lost or stolen.
Thankfully, you can take advantage of applications such as Lock USB to keep your data secure. It enables you to protect your device using a password, making it impossible for other users to access or even view stored files.
The setup process is anything but complex, as it can be completed with only a couple of mouse clicks. You need to ensure your portable storage drive is connected beforehand, as the software is installed directly on this external device.
Because no data is stored on the host PC, there is no need to worry about uninstalling the program or it leaving any traces behind. The USB drive will remain secure no matter which device you connect it to.
After securing your drive, it will be necessary to provide a password every time you wish to access the stored content. Once everything is done, you can lock it again with a single mouse click.
The original password can be changed easily at any time, and the program also offers protection against hacking attempts. However, this feature is not documented, so it is impossible to assess its benefits.
The program takes up very little disk space, and it features a minimalistic user interface styled after a classic USB flash drive. The UI might not be to everyone’s tastes, but it has a simple enough layout.
Lock USB can be used to protect both USB sticks and other external drives, and it supports several popular file systems. It does not bring anything new to the table, but it can provide both novices and experts with a reliable security solution.
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A simple, yet powerful software solution that enables you to protect data stored on removable storage devices by having it encrypted and password protected.
Using a removable storage device as a means of transferring important documents is common nowadays. However, it is best to consider a solution to keep data safe from unauthorized access. USB Safeguard Free is a program with a pretty self-explanatory name - it allows you to protect your USB flash drive with a password. It can be easily used, even by inexperienced individuals.
This type of software application is particularly useful when you want to protect sensitive data stored on your USB against unauthorized users.
This is a portable tool, so there is no installation package available. It means that you have to save USB Safeguard Free on the removable pen drive, store it to any computer, and directly run its executable file.
The device on which you store the application needs to be NTFS for it to properly run. This is not an issue because the application asks you whether or not you want to format under the specific type before use.
Therefore, the Windows Registry is not updated with new entries and no leftover files can be found on the drive after program removal.
Upon the first initialization of USB Safeguard Free, you are required to set the USB password (using the AES 256-bit encryption method) that you will use every time you need to access your files. In addition, you can make the app show the typed password, instead of displaying asterisk keys.
Unfortunately, USB Safeguard Free does not give you the possibility of changing the password. Furthermore, the free version of the tool works only with pen drives with a size of maximum 2GB. It requires a low amount of system resources and didn't cause us any problems during our testing, such as freezing, crashing or popping up error dialogs.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that USB Safeguard Free is one of the easiest solutions to keeping personal or confidential documents completely safe. Moreover, it runs on the Flash drive of your choice so no installation is required, making it extremely easy to use.
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Lock your desktop differently with a custom pattern similar to the one on your smartphone using this lightweight software application.
When you’re leaving the workstation it’s always a good idea to lock the computer to protect the documents and files from prying eyes. Eusing Maze Lock is a small program that brings a new level of protection to the computer.
The app has a simple interface that makes figuring out what the program can do an extremely easy task. Thus, instead of the regular password-based lock, you can lock the computer with a maze, similar to those found on smartphones.
The pattern can be reset at any time, but you need to provide the right combination before being allowed to do so. The grid may have nine, sixteen or twenty-five dots that you can connect. Based on these, you can create combinations with an increased difficulty.
You may fiddle with several settings. For instance, the app can lock Windows automatically at system startup or after a certain number of minutes that the computer has spent idle. It’s also possible to decide when the app turns off the monitor or to disconnect the Internet when locked.
If someone else tries to access the computer or you draw the wrong figure, the program can display a custom message, such as “Do not touch my computer!”
A background image may be selected for the lock screen. It’s possible to simply choose the default screen or pick one of the pictures on the computer. The app supports several file formats, such as JPG, BMP and PNG.
All in all, Eusing Maze Lock is a great tool that is sure to keep you entertained and your files safe. Inexperienced users should find the program easy to handle, thanks to the intuitive layout and its overall simplicity.
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Protect several passwords and files from your computer by turning to this application that features advanced encryption support and also backup capabilities.
If your job requires you to handle large amounts of sensitive data, such as documents, passwords and login names, you probably considered using a tool that enables you to access them from the same location while also protecting them.
Keeper Desktop is one of the applications that can help you achieve satisfactory results in the situation depicted above.
This application comes with a stylish layout that features clear-cut controls, making it easy for numerous users to operate its functions without considerable efforts.
However, caution is advised when using this application since forgetting the primary password can render the content stored in the vault unusable.
You can turn to Keeper Desktop if you are looking for an efficient manner to store and secure passwords and other files from your computer.
The main window enables you to create folders where you can store your content by just typing a name into the designated fields. After you create the directory, it is possible to populate it with records by directly inputting the data you want to protect.
You can set titles for your records, define login names, passwords or login URLs, add files or images and also type a brief description if needed.
Additionally, you can further increase your security level by performing backup copies of sensitive data. Doing so is possible by clicking the Backup button on the main window and choosing the corresponding option. You can either save your data to a local drive or a cloud server. Restoring it can be done just as easily, you just need to specify the source.
More so, it is possible that you can export your records to PDF, text or Excel files on your computer. However, the resulting files are no longer encrypted. Alternatively, you can import records from text files.
All in all, Keeper Desktop proves to be a trustworthy ally by providing you with several file and password protection functions. It packs an elegant user interface, encompasses straightforward controls and features additional options that can help you improve security, such as backup or restore support.
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With this simple and user-friendly software solution, you can easily protect, hide, delete proof, write proof and block access to your data.
Folder Protect represents a security solution for your files, folders, drives, masks and programs. It is highly advised to use this type of tool when sharing your computer with multiple users, since it helps protecting the privacy of your information.
Upon program initialization, you are required to set a password that will be used every time you want to access Folder Protect.
The app is wrapped in a professional-looking interface where you can import items into the file list by using either the file browser or 'drag and drop' functionality. Protecting multiple entries at the same time is possible.
The file queue displays the location, type and permissions for each item. When it comes to editing permissions, Folder Protect allows you to prevent users from accessing, deleting, viewing and writing data.
Several configuration settings for the program are available as well. For instance, you can enable stealth mode and set up a key combination for toggling it, disable the master password, activate automatic protection after a user-defined time interval, as well as alter the master key.
The program has a good response time, instantly applies security changes to the selected items, and includes user documentation. We have not experienced problems during our evaluation, since Folder Protect worked smoothly without popping up error dialogs. The bottom line is that Folder Protect comes to the aid of any user who wants to protect sensitive data.
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Quickly hide important files or folders, preventing other users from accessing them without the right password, with this lightweight app.
If you share your computer with others, there are likely some files or folders that you would like to keep private. While Windows does allow you to hide certain items, they can still be accessed easily by pretty much anyone.
Hide Files is a straightforward utility that can conceal files or folders and keep them away from prying eyes. It makes them completely inaccessible and only allows you to unlock them with the right password.
When you launch the application for the first time, you are required to provide a master password, which will need to be entered every time you start the program in the future. However, it does not seem to be possible to change this passkey.
Hiding and revealing files or folders is very straightforward, as you only have to add them to the list and press the Lock or Unlock buttons. Nevertheless, it would have helped if it were possible to import them with drag and drop actions.
Hide Files allows you to lock files or folders on internal or external hard drives, SSDs, USB flash drives and even memory cards. The operation is completed very quickly, even when dealing with gigabytes of data.
The app does not offer any other advanced features, so novices should find it to be very accessible. However, it must be noted that there is no way to recover a forgotten password, so you should make sure it is written down somewhere to avoid losing access to hidden items.
All in all, Hide Files is a good choice for users who wish to ensure sensitive files remain private. Even complete novices should have no trouble getting accustomed to this application, but it does lack a couple of important features.
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You can remotely manage USB, CD-DVD ROM, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi devices connected to a network, as well as e-Sata and Firewire drives.
If you have several computer connected in a network, you can rely on specialized applications to remotely manage or control them, which can come in handy if some of the users are computer novices and cannot handle some issues by themselves. For example, USB Lock RP is a dedicated software solution that enables you to manage all USB devices from your connected computers.
You first need to make sure you install the server and the client software to the correct systems, while also ensuring you specify the same port numbers during the installation of both components.
Once this step is completed, you can access the control panel of USB Lock RP and explore all the connected clients, then choose the one you are interested in.
Due to USB Lock RP, you will be able to effortlessly authorize or block certain USB devices so as to prevent data leaks, especially if you are working in a corporate environment dealing with various confidential data.
More precisely, you can block CDs, DVDs, e-Sata drives or Firewire drives, or you can authorize specific removable drives, according to the permissions you set up within USB Lock RP. You can also authorize or block WiFi or Bluetooth devices, as you see fit.
Additionally, you can also reboot or shutdown the remote computer, as well as explore its system information and export it to a separate file that you can analyze at a later time. As such, you can review details like processor type and available RAM, current operating system and product ID, as well as examine all the applications installed onto the remote PC.
All in all, USB Lock RP can come in handy if you want to effortlessly block removable devices, discs, Bluetooth, e-Sata and Firewire drives, WiFi devices on multiple remote computers. However, you need to purchase a license if you want to enjoy the benefits of this app indefinitely.
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Protect important files and folders on USB flash drives making editing possible only when the password is entered, but leaving the rest of the space free to use.
Even though most threats come from the online world, it doesn’t mean removable storage devices are completely safe. In this regard, various applications like Kaka USB Security were created in order to help you protect important files, either not to be infected by malicious programs, or simply to keep others from accessing it.
First of all, the whole operation requires an USB flash drive to be plugged in. This is because the application only gets installed on removable media, having nothing to do with your own computer. As a consequence, registry items remain intact, and so does your computer by default.
The setup package prompts for an USB flash to be plugged in, immediately detecting it and showing it in a list. Once done, the main window finally shows up so you can protect everything with a password, which also needs to be confirmed before it’s applied. What’s more, you can leave a hint in case you think of something too complicated.
On the visual side of things, the application does a great job at giving you the impression it means business, thanks to a high-quality, custom-made interface. Every step of the way is cleverly described so you don’t end up stuck along the way.
Once you successfully secure an USB flash drive, it’s still usable. Files can still be copied and removed to it, but only in the remaining free space. All other files and folders are held in a locked container, which only asks for the unlock password if triggered. This is a neat advantage, since it doesn’t let anyone know there’s something secretly hiding on the drive.
Unfortunately, there’s no option to make the application automatically lock content when the drive is ejected, but there’s a simple default feature that acts as a workaround. Whenever the password is written down, content is not unlocked immediately, giving you the choice to either open content in a virtual environment, which lets you freely edit, or permanently unlock everything.
Upon removal, the application still remains on the USB flash drive, even if content is unlocked. It doesn’t automatically start without your consent, and lets you easily lock everything back when you consider editing is done.
In conclusion, Kaka USB Security is a powerful security solution for removable storage devices, locking everything with a password of your choice, while intuitive and clever feature implementation lets you edit data while it’s still secured, given the password is entered and accepted. If you work with content on a flash drive daily, it really comes in handy.
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Hide and unhide your files and folders, lock and unlock them whenever you want, protect them with a password, or encrypt and shred files with ease.
There are not enough measures you can take when it comes to protecting your most important files. Whether you hide them from prying eyes or prefer to encrypt or password-protect them, you got all these tools at your disposal in EaseUS LockMyFile.
With a little help from this particular application, you can protect your files, folders, shared directories and even external disks, flash and USB drives. While they do not specify the exact algorithm, its developers promise that EaseUS LockMyFile relies on military-grade encryption to put a lock on your most precious data.
Working with EaseUS LockMyFile is not difficult at all, but note that the application requires a system restart to function properly, which, frankly, is quite annoying. The left-side panel offers shortcuts to all the available tools and settings, allowing you to choose the one to use.
EaseUS LockMyFile can hide and unhide files, folders and drives, displaying all the hidden items in a list. You will notice that the items in this list disappear from their location as soon as you toggle the “hidden” property on. Hidden data cannot be seen or found in the search results, not even in Safe Mode.
If you want your files to stay visible but prevent free access to them, then locking or protecting them is the way to go. The difference is that a protected file can be read by others, but it cannot be modified or deleted, whereas locked files are impossible to access without the password. Shared folders and external disks can also be locked.
It is worth noting that EaseUS LockMyFile comes with a self-protection mode. That means that when the password is entered wrong for more than five times, you automatically get a notification via email.
To make sure you take quick action to protect your files, you can monitor a folder for changes. This way, you get notified when a new file is transferred in the monitored location, to encrypt it quickly.
Last but not least, EaseUS LockMyFile comes with additional tools for encrypting and shredding files. Both are intuitive and easy to use. The encryption tool can bundle several files in a GFL or an EXE file, which are then saved locally. On the other hand, the file shredder allows you to get rid of files and folders you no longer need, while making sure they are impossible to recover.
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A powerful software application that offers an abundance of means to keep everything on your computer safe from unauthorized access.
Since most computers are actively connected to the Internet, data is constantly at risk whether or not an antivirus is installed. Security level is never big enough, but it is better to stay as much as possible on the safe side, especially if you handle confidential files. Folder Lock is a powerful tool dedicated to offering that extra sense of security you need.
After a quick and uneventful installation process and a system restart so that it can properly function, you can go ahead and bring up the main window. The interface features a modern and visually appealing design, managing to cleverly store major actions in a side panel and the center workspace providing necessary tools.
One of the basic security tools you can access is “Lock Files”. Items of interest can easily be dragged over the main window or located using a dedicated explorer, which also unveils the possibility of locking an entire disk drive.
An additional option lets you encrypt files for even greater security. A so-called “Locker” is created on your hard disk drive where files are encrypted and kept safe.
Moreover, important content can be stored online with a dedicated cloud service. What's more, you can also use a removable storage device or even CD/DVDs as a means to enhance security by keeping your lockers somewhere else other than your hard disk drive.
Last but not least, the application also features support for keeping your credentials safe by creating wallets. There are various card types you can choose from, such as bank account, business info, license and a lot more.
Nearly every step of the way requires a password, which can get frustrating if you're planning to use most available features. However, you can use the same password, but this increases the risk of making your files vulnerable to attacks.
Accessing the settings menu unveils a lot more options to protect items you manage with this application. An interesting feature is “Hack Security” which monitors attempts made to crack your password, with the possibility to exit the application, log off and even shut down the computer if a certain number of incorrect attempts are made.
All in all, Folder Lock is one of the most powerful security tools you can stumble across while browsing the web. It offer so many options to enhance file safety that it is highly possible to get lost in the amount of password requirements and places to store data. However, this can also be used as a means to keeping predators at bay.
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