A professional and powerful security tool that protects your computer using a USB Flash drive and prevents unauthorized access to your data
PREDATOR is a software program that prevents unauthorized users from accessing your computer, with the help of a USB flash drive. It addresses all users who share their system with other people.

Once a USB flash drive is plugged into your computer, PREDATOR installs the necessary components on it, after which you must restart the app to configure settings. The basic idea is that the monitor will darken, disabling computer access to users, until the correct password is entered.

PREDATOR creates an icon in the system tray area, from where you can access the Preferences screen to configure your settings. For example, you can establish the time interval when the user is able to write the password until an alert pops up and a sound notification is triggered.

Furthermore, you can adjust the screen darkness, apply this setting to multiple monitors connected to your computer, hide the desktop icons, minimize all windows and disable the autorun feature.

It is also possible to set up a sound file to be triggered when the time expires, as long as it has the Wave format (the app provides a few samples in this case). Otherwise, you may disable the system speakers beep along with the denied access to the screen. PREDATOR offers multilingual support, logs all activity to a window, and it can be set to run at system startup automatically as well as to send the log details to your Twitter account. 

The program requires a moderate amount of CPU and system memory. However, PREDATOR failed to recognize the password on several attempts to unblock the computer; it seems to have some stability issues. Other than that, no error dialogs have been shown in our tests and the tool did not hang or crash. Thanks to its intuitive layout and rich customization options, PREDATOR should be able to please the entire audience.

Reviewed by on April 30th, 2013

last updated on:
October 8th, 2014, 6:07 GMT
file size:
3 MB
developed by:
Richard Goutorbe
license type:
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008 / 2008 64 bit
C: \ Security \ Security Related

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PREDATOR - The main window allows you to set a password, show notifications, hide desktop icons or disable autorunPREDATOR - You can set an alarm or get an email notification that warns you when someone tries to use your computerPREDATOR - The Advanced options tab enables you to take photos of the person who wants to use your computerPREDATOR - From the Predator Log window, you can filter the information, warning and alert messages you want to read
What's New in This Release:
  • When the software is run for the first time, it displays a simple form where you'll define your security password and register your flash drive. Then the program starts without asking anything else. In previous versions you were presented with the rather complex Preferences form instead. This feature makes it easier for first-time users to start PREDATOR.
  • You can copy the settings of a user to another with the PREDATOR Administration tool. In previous versions you had to customize each user's settings with the Preferences form. This feature is useful if you want to deploy the software on many computers.
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PREDATOR is a reliable program that helps you lock your computer while you are away using a common USB flash driv...

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