Although it locks your PC, this application is easily upset. PEC Security Master locks your desktop, preventing unauthorized users from gaining entry. You can perform cosmetic pleasantries such as setting the background color or image during lock mode and selecting the message to be displayed when failed access attempts are made. PEC Security Master also logs invalid and successful password entries and detects mouse clicks and movements when its forces are employed. Unfortunately, you won't find the program in your start-up menu. In testing, we were also blocked from making further access attempts after an invalid entry requiring a system shutdown, a definite nuisance when the authorized user actually needs to get in. If locking down your system is a must, you'll want to seek a more reliable application.
What's new in version 2.02
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedJune 11, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
PEC Security Master is a simple but powerful computer-locking mechanism that keeps unwanted users out of your computer when you're not around. The software is incredibly straightforward--just set a password and activate the security at your leisure. Your keyboard will become locked and your mouse will be restricted until the specified password is supplied. In the event an intruder is unable to input the required password within the given time limit, he or she will then be locked out of the computer until you return, with a time stamp indicating when the intrusion occurred.