Screen Locker

A simple-to-use and portable software program that comes bundled with limited features for helping you block other users’ access to your desktop by setting up passwords

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Screen Locker - The first window of Screen Locker enables you to select the password to use.Screen Locker - This is how your screen will look like when Screen Locker is active.
Screen Locker is a lightweight Windows application built specifically for helping you lock your computer screen, so other users cannot have access to your sensitive information.

The advantages of being portable

Since this is a portable program, it is important to mention that it doesn’t leave any traces in the Windows Registry.

You can copy it on any USB flash drive or other devices, and take it with you whenever you need to lock your desktop on the fly, without having to go through installation steps.

Simplistic looks

The word that describes best the user interface is simplicity. You are welcomed by a small window that embeds only a few configuration settings to tinker.

Main features

The program gives you the possibility to set up a password for blocking access to your screen. There’s no option for hiding the characters behind asterisks, so make sure other users are not around while you are making the tweaks.

During the locking mode, the utility displays a blank screen embedding a single dedicated pane where you can insert the password in order to gain access to your desktop.

Since it doesn’t require much computer knowledge to set up the dedicated parameters, even rookies can master the entire process in no time. On the downside, it hasn’t been updated for a while, so it may cause compatibility issues on newer operating system.

It would have been useful to see support for advanced features that could help you change the background image for the locking mode, enable sound notifications, disable remote access operations, run the utility at Windows startup, send alerts via email, and schedule tasks.

Bottom line

All in all, Screen Locker offers a simple software solution when it comes to helping you block other users’ access to your desktop.

Screen Locker was reviewed by , last updated on April 25th, 2014

Runs on: Windows All

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