Lock your system with ClearLock

runs on Windows
screenshot of ClearLock

When you walk away from your machine, Windows lets you choose to keep everybody else out of your business by locking your machine. If nothing interesting is happening on your computer, that's fine, but if the reason you're walking away is because you are compiling a big program or running a backup or huge download, it might be nice to see how things are progressing. Enter ClearLock.

With ClearLock, you protect your system from nefarious neighbors getting in and messing around with things. The only way to get control back on the system it to enter a password. In the meantime, you can still see what's going on because instead of blanking out the screen, ClearLock just overlays a dark but translucent layer on top of everything else. Now you'll be able to see when the download has completed, so you can get back to work. Now keep in mind that this isn't some high-tech solution, since its configuration information sits in a plaintext .INI file, but it should help keep the casual snoop out of your business.

ClearLock is a free Windows application.

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2 Responses to “Lock your system with ClearLock”

  1. Denise says:

    This is a great idea! I am a big fan of tiny, single use programs that just do something useful.

  2. vin says:

    i also like Denise, i love tiny programs and specially portable no install softs

    we can esily override clearlock,for this do the following,

    1)enter some letters for three times
    2)it will freeze after three attempt
    3)after thet press cntrol+alt+delete keys it will bring taskmanager and kill the process of clearlock thats all you done it