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portable Portable

lock your desktop with a transparent layer ClearLock provides a convenient way to lock your desktop with a transparent layer, allowing you to see what's happening on your desktop and at the same time prevent access to the computer without the proper password. ClearLock comes as standalone executable, just run it, set your password and click the ClearLock icon whenever you want to lock your screen. To reset your password, simply delete the .ini file that was created in the same folder. NOTE: ClearLock is designed to prevent others (e.g. your kids) from casually messing with your desktop, while keeping your desktop visible at the same time (unlike the Windows CTRL+L function). The program is NOT intended to be used as a security system - computer savvy users can easily bypass the lock. Copyright

Product Details

Publisher Swan River Computers Price Free
Version 1.4.0 Last updated Jan 26, 2011
File Size 957 Kb Requirements None

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No dual monitor support! 2 stars by tkeytkey962 Feb 01, 2013
I have dual monitors and clear lock only locks the one with the start menu. (If you have both monitors synced as one then this might not be an issue.) ClearLock is neat though for when you are at a public place and need to go to the restroom or at school. The noise is kind of cheesy, no MAC OS support (Not that I am a fan of Apple)!! Can't be overridden with task manager, works fine running Windows 7 Professional x64. show Review details
It's ok 3 stars by gimpguy Jul 22, 2012 (Read all my 1159 reviews)
As stated by the editors, it's not intended to be a major security lock and I think users forgot this or didn't read it. For a smaller child running around or even some older, it may be just handy enough to keep them from getting on your pc if left for a short period of time, enough to say, "get off of that pc" while keeping it secure enough to where they won't just shut things off. You have to look at a program for what it's designed to do. This is a fast, somewhat quick security fix for those exact instances. We have kittens that currently take over the keyboard by playing on it, this actually stops them, "when away from pc" from mucking up whatever is going so I think it's worth a try to some. On the other hand, it could use some improvements and maybe a tad more security and options. show Review details
Control goes to desktop 3 stars by andarivaadu1 May 11, 2011
If you turn on Clearlock, and then insert a USB drive, control goes over the window that popped up on your desktop, enabling user to control PC even when the Clearlock is turned on! Which means you can use the computer even without typing a password into Clearlock. This can be serious issue at times. show Review details
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