Date Added:Jun. 10, 2005
Downloads Last Week:4
Product ranking:#19 in Launchers
easy to use, fast, effective. one-click to turn on lock. interesting matrix screen. effective with asking for password when you come back.
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well it's not that difficult to decode it & just add a func that disables win key... so stop complaining xD
& yeah I prefer linux as an os rather than Doze, but it's not a bad locker for the slightly inferior operating system ^.^
overall i'd like to just add...
Hackers Oh **** Creators FTW!
We know who we iz :P
it easy, jest install open up and you got a (X) in the task bar right click and set passward its that simplle
I love the matrix scheme and simplicity of use.
---I had the matrix 1.0 and a couple other versions. Somewhere along the way, it has lost two settings that were useful: The ability to set how many characters ran in the screen saver (lessening the power consumption and strain on the graphics card/CPU(s) and the ability to lock the taskbar, which leaves the PC open as if it wasn't locked. Running a dual core/dual Opteron workstation, without the ability to lessen the load, makes no difference, but a locker should lock* and the newer versions, to my disappointment, do not.
---My 15 year old daughter cracked this by clicking on the icon for the browser three times, thus burying the screen saver in the background.
---It was* a great utility and if Windows was stable, I would still have version 1.2 (IIRC, was the best version).
---My review on the version 1.4 and 2.0 is that it is just a screen saver... without the option to add it to Windows' screen savers list and incorporate it into the system. So, it is a stand-alone screen saver with password option, not a locker*.
Updated on Jan 16, 2010
Requires password to open it, blocks Ctrl-Alt-Del but...
Alt-Tab is not disabled, allowing anyone to switch to any program. Even though the program they switch to is hidden, they can modify anything going on in that program. Also, they can press Ctrl-Alt-Del when they switch to another program and the task manager will pop up! Not very good!
Finally I can leave my PC and go to the bathroom with out worrying about anyone taking it and brealing off what I was doing.
This does what it's supposed to. It's easy to use and free. Hard to break the code. I tried believe me.
Pressing the restart butten makes it go away on starup. But thats easy to fix just disconnect the restart butten.
Reply by ScoutnBout on January 16, 2010
"Does what it is supposed to... " + "Unplug your restart button for it to work" = contradiction.
This program is still flawed and needs to be updated or removed. The older versions of Matrix were wonderful, but this one is lacking any* real value. File it with trash and please people, stop posting "It works" when it doesn't.
After reading the great reviews I thought I had found a program that would let me lock my computer during house showings. Unfortunately this doesn't work at all. It only hides one desktop, so my second monitor was completely exposed. Also, everything is still accessible, just hidden behind the matrix screen. I use side and top toolbars on my screen and they weren't hidden, allowing someone access to my bookmarks and programs (although they stay hidden and minimized). And Ctrl-Alt-Delete opened up the task manager in my second monitor, allowing me to force quit the Matrix app. So this program didn't offer any real protection at all. I'll keep searching.
Works fine, [ctrl]+[alt]+[del] does nothing.
If nothing else, the characters can be annoying.
I found it handy as it stops my kids jumping on the computer while I pop off to do something.
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|Publisher web site||http://baroufasoft.com/|
|Release Date||June 10, 2005|
|Date Added||June 10, 2005|
|Operating Systems||Windows 98/Me/2000/XP|
|Additional Requirements||Windows 98/Me/2000/XP|
|Downloads Last Week||4|