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Desktop Secret Lock Standard 2.10.2022 Giveaway
$24.95
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Giveaway of the day — Desktop Secret Lock Standard 2.10.2022

Powerful protection against remote desktop hacking or unauthorized access.
$24.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 48 (79%) 13 (21%) 18 comments

Desktop Secret Lock Standard 2.10.2022 was available as a giveaway on September 24, 2022!

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Desktop Secret Lock adds an additional level of security to your computer or remote desktop server.

Desktop Secret Lock uses a non-standard locking method for enhanced security, and its own unique password which is separate from your computer’s password. A locked computer looks like it’s unlocked, but it is in a mode which securely prevents anyone from accessing the working desktop. You will be notified if someone has clicked on your desktop or pressed any key in your absence.

Features:

  • Transparent Desktop Lock
  • locked desktop looks like the everyday, unlocked desktop, ready to be used.

  • Advanced Security
  • Desktop Secret Lock creates its own desktop and displays it instead of your normal Windows desktop.

  • Auto Lock
  • Desktop Secret Lock can lock the desktop by use of a shortcut key, or by specifying a certain period of inactivity.

  • Safety Unlock using USB flash stick
  • Desktop Secret Lock has an option: "Saving key file to USB flash stick".

  • Log Journal
  • EasyTune-up
  • System Requirements:

    Windows Vista/ 2008/ 7/ 8/ 8.1 (x32/x64)/ 10/ 11; 20 MB

    Publisher:

    Greatis Software

    Homepage:

    https://greatis.com/desktopsecretlock

    File Size:

    5.34 MB

    Licence details:

    Lifetime

    Price:

    $24.95

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    Developed by 360 Security Center
    Developed by Hewlett-Packard
    Developed by Microsoft
    Developed by IObit

    Comments on Desktop Secret Lock Standard 2.10.2022

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    #7

    Is lock in place if one boots into Safe mode with networking? If not what stops uninstalling it in safe mode and then rebooting normally using normal windows login?

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #6

    What is you forget your password, do you have to reinstall Windows to gain access to your desktop?
    What happens if the program stops working for some error or a virus, does this lock out our desktop?

    Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Brian,

    Look at the FAQ page for the answers:
    https://greatis.com/desktopsecretlock/support.htm#faq

    Reply   |   Comment by Dmitrys  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #5

    Good way to know if the cat has walked on your keyboard.

    Reply   |   Comment by Richard W. Woodley  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #4

    Look at info in the 3rd photo. You can always try a test run to be sure.

    Reply   |   Comment by Wahtsup  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #3

    Lifetime, with no updates...correct?

    Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Mike,

    It is correct!

    Reply   |   Comment by Dmitrys  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #2

    If the rating system were less binary, I would give this a 4 out of 5 stars.

    Pros: Fast and easy installation with a simple registration process; Generous license for personal use; Clean, modern interface with the option to scale; Easy-to-understand options, and options that make sense; Option to make the program play nicely and minimize to the system tray or close; Auto-lock by time countdown (idle time) or specified time; USB key; and more. Log file (with flexible settings) shows all activity including a screen grab of the mouse click that initiated an unlock attempt.

    Cons: (1) There is no way to maximize the program window -- you can minimize to the taskbar and tray, but you cannot maximize it. This is just bizarre and doesn't work with my screen. Part of the window is always hidden by my taskbar. I could change my display settings, but not for just one program when all other programs work nicely. (2) If the Lock Options is set to transparent mode, the screen flashes blue before locking, and it's the horrible BSOD shade of blue -- not comfortable. (3) Also, if in transparent mode, if you click on the screen while it's locked, you're hit with a HUGE "locked" window. The person who clicked on your desktop can type you a message in this window, but don't we know what the message is? "Hey buddy, I tried to tinker with your machine while you weren't looking." Also, you can't unlock from this window. As it tells you, you have to close that window then right-click to enter your password. Even after unlocking, you get two more windows. As least one of these goes away on it's own, but regardless, transparent mode may be more in-your-face hassle than it's worth. I recommend using Windows lock mode to keep things more seamless and even stealthy. (4) Date & time formats are inconsistent. In settings, both 20:00 and 8:00 are used in the same line -- a mix of 12h and 24h. The log file is formatted as: "September 24 2022 9-19-36" -- which would be better read as "September 24, 2022 09:19:36" (5) The log file isn't very clear that there was a message left for you -- you have to really look carefully, then click the log line item. Easy fix: please make lines that include a message or image show a different icon so it's easily visible.

    Nice program. Could use some tweaks. Keeper. Thank you for the chance to try this out.

    Reply   |   Comment by yanla  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    Correction on the "mix of 12h and 24h" as 8:00 is used in both formats, but I still recommend using a simple AM/PM format for all times, else offer the option for users to select which they prefer. I'd rather see 08:00 for 8 AM if using 24h.

    Reply   |   Comment by yanla  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    yanla,

    Thank you for your review!
    It is very useful for me.

    1) I will add Maximize button to the new version.
    2) "flashes blue before locking".
    I don't see this issue on my PCs.
    I have a guess that it may be caused by the delay with creating new desktop with blue color on your PC.
    3) This window has the large Unlock button on the top of the window.
    4) I will change the date/time format to the default on the PC in the next version.
    I don't understand what is:
    "Easy fix: please make lines that include a message or image show a different icon so it's easily visible."

    Reply   |   Comment by Dmitrys  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    Dmitrys, thank you for your comments and your attention. The "easy fix" part is for the log window. It's not very evident that someone has left you a note. A special "note" icon on that line would help us visualize that there is a note with that log event. (Also, instruction that we should double-click that line to see the note; a "view note" button or link would suffice.) An image icon would be helpful, just the same as having a note icon.

    Reply   |   Comment by yanla  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #1

    What happens if the PC is turned off and then turned on again. Is it still locked?

    Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Gary, Look at info in the 3rd photo. You can always try a test run to be sure.

    Reply   |   Comment by Wahtsup  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Gary, I think in Options you have to toggle on Start with Windows, but I just installed so will test this.

    Reply   |   Comment by Mug Wump  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Gary, On the page it says the app auto locks when the system was reset without unlocking first.

    Reply   |   Comment by JustPassingThru  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Gary, I checked this, remains locked according to some good settings in Options. I like that variety of settings for startup. Not shilling.

    Reply   |   Comment by Mug Wump  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Yep, it has an option for that, if you look at the feature list on the product page.

    Reply   |   Comment by Jeffrey  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Gary,

    Set the option: "Lock if reboot without unlock".

    Reply   |   Comment by Dmitrys  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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