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Use your old usb flash drive as a computer lock

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In this Instructable I will show you how to turn any usb or SD card into a lock for your computer.
 
 
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Step 1: Download Predator

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First thing first download Predator here:
http://www.montpellier-informatique.com/predator/en/index.php

Step 2: Open rar file and run exe.

Once downloaded open file with winrar (or any rar file opener): 

Install and agree to the terms of use:

Step 3: Creating the usb key

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Once installed insert a flash drive or SD car, choose which drive letter and press create key:

Step 4: Tour of Predator in use


This video will show you how the program works

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msfopc2NbPg&feature=player_embedded

Step 5:

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now use your usb (or sd card) key pluged in to access the computer and un-pluged to lock computer, once the key is pluged back in a pop-up box comes for you to enter your pasword if you set one, if not your computer will automatically resume from when you un-pluged the key.


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Thanks for viewing my Instructable and remember to please vote for me in the USB CONTEST !!!!!!
spyroot2 months ago

AVG aAntivirus found virus on .exe

yenscasper2 years ago
Open/read/scan/view/extract rar files with the aid of next source RAR Repair Toolbox
xxx 1253 (author)  yenscasper2 years ago
thanks yenscasper for posting an add to RAR Repair Toolbox!
Dude. Print screen, paste into paint, crop and save as jpg, upload. That's what the button is for.
fhszfsfs2 years ago
you should simply use the "lock" button in windows next to the "shut down", "hibernate", "sleep" and "restart" buttons. why so much hassle.
vishalapr3 years ago
I used this to keep my computer protected from my cousin and it worked perfectly!Rated4.5*
Have a look at my latest ibles as well and rate and comment and maybe even vote!
Thanks in advance!
xxx 1253 (author)  vishalapr3 years ago
I'm glade this program helped keep nosy people and anoying family from messing with your computer. On my laptop I use my micro sd card in its adaptor because its small and hidden/ easy to remove if needed.
Cool!Have a look at my ibles!
xxx 1253 (author)  vishalapr3 years ago
I will look at all of your ibles I'm glade a pro has interest in my second ible
Its not that I'm a pro but its just that I like these kinda stuff I mean pros are just people who have payed money or won the membership in contests etc and I'm one of the pros who got the pro membership in a contest!
xxx 1253 (author)  vishalapr3 years ago
Well no matter I like that my peers are interested in what I do in my spare time.
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aaahotdog3 years ago
It is a nice find, but it is not really computer security. It is basically just a way to lock your desktop which can be done by setting a password on a screensaver app. It is only going to keep people out of your pc if you are within sight of your pc.
SWV17873 years ago
is there a way to circumvent the protection if you lose the usb?
xxx 1253 (author)  SWV17873 years ago
yes set the program to not start at startup, then if you lose your key just open program and creat a new key( just to make sure delete the old key incase someone stole it). In the payed version you can un-cheek the task manager box then if you lose the key you can press control alt delete to open task manager and close the service
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