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TouchLocker

By Zala Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Despite some impressive features, this tiny utility can't always prevent others from accessing your computer. TouchLocker's straightforward interface is accessible via its system tray icon. You can set hot keys to lock and unlock the computer and select options that will prevent access to your keyboard and mouse, as well as minimize open windows when the computer is locked. You also can enter a delay in seconds that will automatically lock your computer when it's idle for the specified time. There's a Lock Now feature that's found on the interface and on the program's system tray context menu, and this worked perfectly in testing, as did the Unlock hot key. However, when we used the Lock hot key, the mouse and keyboard locked but open windows were still visible. We also found that you could shut down the computer using the CPU switch, and when the computer rebooted the lock wasn't in effect. Also, you can't password-protect the program, so users could potentially discover your hot keys. TouchLocker shows promise, but we can't recommend this version for users who want a sure-fire way to prevent unauthorized access.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added November 12, 2004
Version 1.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 4,012
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

This is a manual input locking software. When you leave your work computer for some reason it will automatically hide your open windows and lock the mouse and keyboard to prevent others from modifying your working data. When you want to run some program for long time and don't want others to close or terminate it, you can use this software to lock the mouse and keyboard.