Desktop Lock

Desktop Lock

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out of 2 votes
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Date Added:
January 16, 2014
Free to try (21-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
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Editors' review

This privacy tool comes with a lot of different options for locking your desktop; however, we encountered a glitch with its virtual desktop feature.

Desktop Lock has an easy to use interface that consists of three straightforward buttons, one for locking the computer, one for configuring your settings, and another for activating your virtual screen. The lock options let you choose what to display when the desktop is locked, such as hiding windows or leaving everything in view. From there, you can also set your hot key combinations for locking and unlocking the program. You also can easily enter banner text to appear when the desktop is locked. When we clicked the lock button, our desktop was instantly locked, and only displayed what we permitted. Our chosen hot key combo reversed the command and our desktop was quickly back to normal. The virtual desktop is password-protected, and although we able to successfully enable it, we were never able to access any of the files and applications that we chose to make available.

The program comes with a reasonable 21-day trial, but with the problems we had with one of its primary features, we can't give it our recommendation. It cleanly uninstalled from our computer without any traces.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good program so far"

    May 17, 2013   |   By scrabs92

    Version: Desktop Lock 7.3.1


    Very handy for limiting access when you leave your computer with others.
    Easy to understand, and customize


    21 day trial was a bit short.
    Somewhat expensive
    Can't launch some programs, if they are active outside the virtual desktop


    I work at a camp with kids, and this program comes in handy when I leave the computer for playing music. So now I know I can launch the virtual desktop, with access to spotify, allowing the kids to snoop around spotify, but disabling access to internet and of course my private folders. Of course I can also access internet browsers on the virtual desktop, but only with a password.

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  • 3 stars

    "Good product, but lacks few common things"

    June 02, 2005   |   By saran133

    Version: Desktop Lock 6.1.12


    This product is very easy to configure, I tried it with my windows XP. I liked its simplicity; it’s very very handy.


    It will not hide window taskbar for god sake on the Virtual Screen mode, or if you try "Auto-hide your taskbar" on taskbar properties before launching virtual screen, then you can't reach back to put your password, you have to shut down your pc manually and re-start. And if you launch yahoo messenger or some program from your virtual screen, don’t bother to minimize it.

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