Predator Free Edition (32-bit)

Predator Free Edition (32-bit)

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
1.9
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.0.119
  • Total Downloads:
    52,952
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 11, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    121
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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If you leave your PC unattended and running in a public area, how do you keep people from using it? You have several options, but one of the easiest we've tried is Predator Free. This free security tool locks and unlocks your PC when you remove or insert a USB drive. When your thumbdrive is removed, Predator locks your PC and darkens your screen if anyone tried to use it without entering the password. You can enable passwords for every operation or just once, which adds convenience if you're often away from your desk. It also logs activity and can sound an optional alarm. If you lose your USB drive or don't have it handy, you can still unlock your PC with your password.

Predator Free is available in separate downloads for 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows. To set up the program, you need to create a password and a security key, but it's easy to do. When Predator's monitoring is active, it places an icon in the system tray that lets users Pause or Edit the program, view log files, and access the Preferences, which include password and encryption key tools, alarm options, and Advanced options, including the ability to enable Twitter-based logging. Predator is very easy to use. We removed our USB drive using the Safely Remove Hardware function in Windows, automatically activating the security key in the set time. We started to use the PC, but the screen went completely blank in seconds. Reinserting the USB drive restored our normal functions.

Some of the program's Advanced options are disabled in the free version, such as the splash screen option and Task Manager. But all the essentials are there, plus some useful extras, such as the ability to use your own sound file for an alarm. For office workers who must leave their PCs on but want to limit access, for students in dorms, for families, or for anyone who wants to restrict unattended access to a running PC, try Predator Free.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Works Great"

November 16, 2012  |  By Killswitch1029

 |  Version: Predator Free Edition (32-bit) 2.4.0.694

Pros

It quickly and easily locks your computer by removing the usb stick.

Cons

No command line alarm option, so you cant take a picture when someone tries to get on your locked pc.

Summary

To anyone who cant get this to work or is claiming its a virus just go to the predator website, search predator usb security in google and it will come up and there is a 32 and 64 bit version there which work fine.

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1 stars

"Has a trojan."

July 31, 2012  |  By xeternalx

 |  Version: Predator Free Edition (32-bit) 2.4.0.694

Pros

It sounds cool.

Cons

This download is not a "secure download."

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1 stars

"Won't download to PC/No version for Mac OS X"

May 17, 2012  |  By missileman120

 |  Version: Predator Free Edition (32-bit) 2.4.0.694

Pros

I wish I knew

Cons

Can't use it.

Summary

Tried downloading to both PC & MacBook Pro w/ OS X to no avail. I hope the kinks get worked out because it sounds like a great idea, & I'd love to be able to use it especially on my Mac which I use 99% of the time. I'll keep trying in hopes of a fix.

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1 stars

"Norton 360 blocks this - and it's not 64 bit"

May 07, 2012  |  By hrlong87

 |  Version: Predator Free Edition (32-bit) 2.4.0.694

Pros

None - wrong version and blocked as a trojan by Norton 360.

Cons

Won't install - see Pros.

Summary

I'm going to head to predator's website to try to get the 64 bit version and attempt to bypass Norton, and will update this review after I see how that goes.

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2 stars

"Install Version Warning"

May 07, 2012  |  By HandimanAl

 |  Version: Predator Free Edition (32-bit) 2.4.0.694

Pros

Unknown since it is the wrong version.

Cons

The version is for 32-bit systems ONLY. Apparently a 64-bit version is available on the predator.com website. The article fails to mention that fact while implying that BOTH versions are available here. Not a good plan.

Summary

Someone at C-Net should have noticed this. I don't know how to rate it because it is wrong version. This should have been noted in the article before I downloaded and unzipped the file. Now I have to delete it. Complete waste of time.

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1 stars

"IT NEEDS OS X COMPATIBILITY!!!!!!!"

May 06, 2012  |  By Val_Kovalneko97

 |  Version: Predator Free Edition (32-bit) 2.4.0.694

Pros

Nothing. Have not tried it.

Cons

Does not have OS X compatibility.

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1 stars

"Norton Internet Security 2012 blocked unzip"

May 04, 2012  |  By Baldspark

 |  Version: Predator Free Edition (32-bit) 2.4.0.694

Pros

It sounded like a neat idea, and I wanted to give it a try.

Cons

For what it's worth, Norton Internet Security 2012 would not let me unzip this file. It auto-blocked it and quarantined the zip. It was identified as a low risk Trojan.Gen.2. Link available here if you want more data on what that supposedly means to Norton. http://******/j9t7k

Summary

I take a virus warning with a grain of salt, especially when the download comes from a reputable source, but felt like it was prudent to post anyway.

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3 stars

"This would be great if it protected more."

February 20, 2010  |  By Vtraven

 |  Version: Predator 2.0.1

Pros

It does as it says, the screen does go black and the mouse won't control anything. BUT....please read below.

Cons

What I don't like: I started Predator and then removed the key. I decided to put this to the test. I forced the pc to shut down. When it restarted, Predator was gone and I saw my normal desktop. They still will be able to get your sensitive data!

Summary

I wish that this product were more secure. The initial 'black screen' and the mouse not working was great, but it ultimately won't protect people from restarting your computer and stealing data.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.0.119
  • If there are several user accounts in your computer, now you can define different Predator settings for each user.
  • When several user sessions are opened simultaneously Predator protects each of them with its own settings.
  • Snapshots, email messaging, ftp are easier to configure: new input fields have been added to the Preferences window.
  • A built-in scheduler limits the users sessions to the times of day you have selected in a weekly calendar.
  • You can define custom commands to be executed for all Predator events: run your own program when an alarm is raised, shutdown the PC, etc.
  • Predator can use any type of flash drives, even those that Windows sees like fixed disks (mostly from SanDisk).
  • You can choose a background picture that Predator will display when your desktop is locked, instead of a black screen.
  • The Predator process is protected and cannot be killed anymore by system utilities.
General
Publisher Montpellier-Informatique
Publisher web site http://www.montpellier-informatique.com/
Release Date July 06, 2014
Date Added August 11, 2014
Version 3.0.0.119
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements USB Flash drive
Download Information
File Size 2.98MB
File Name InstallPredator.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 52,952
Downloads Last Week 121
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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