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USB Lock 1.2 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — USB Lock 1.2

Protect USB drives, External drives, Memory cards, SD cards etc.
$24.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 106 (76%) 33 (24%) 73 comments

USB Lock 1.2 was available as a giveaway on June 26, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$25.95
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Move data from one device to another without damage.

USB Lock allows you to password protect and secure USB drives, External drives, Memory cards, SD cards and all other types of external storage devices. It uses the most advanced techniques of data leak prevention to safeguard your data, ensuring maximum security with minimal effort.

Important! USB Lock can be installed on a USB-drive only. The software provides a Lifetime license and free upgrades!

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

TechApplet

Homepage:

http://www.techapplet.com/usb-lock/

File Size:

1.8 MB

Price:

$24.99

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#42

it takes times to understand but after this i find it out best software.

Reply   |   Comment by lily johnsons  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

what to do if i forgot my password?

Reply   |   Comment by Luci Gray  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

hi usb lock encryption is good.

Reply   |   Comment by maria garcia  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

I have a problem with your USB Lock 1.2.
I have installed it...but now it will not open.
It don't reconize the the hhd
on that extern HHD I have 900 LPS.
I want to know,what to do to open it
there must be a way,many thanks in advance

Reply   |   Comment by antonio elguajiro thode  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

antonio elguajiro thode,

Can you share detail File System format of your external drive.

Reply   |   Comment by PICO  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38



can anyone please elaborate me about its compatibility on linux?

Reply   |   Comment by Jennifer paul  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jennifer paul,

Data will be protected on Linux.

Reply   |   Comment by PICO  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

wonderful it is independent to any PC....any installments and any other administrative requirement .... i like these apps that don't interfere my other programs ....
i admit really its a one click protection!

Reply   |   Comment by vivek raj  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

its has very dynamic data management interface. i like its simplicity ...

Reply   |   Comment by nikita~  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

thank you usblock you make my ALL data my all files my all folders password protected... yeah size not t oworr

Reply   |   Comment by smith  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

wooww its locking is superb... :)
I have just played few times and got that USB Lock is ideal for me as its protection is ON across all platforms

Reply   |   Comment by Karen Hsu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Hi, this is a great program. I love the simplicity of it.

Reply   |   Comment by susan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Yesterday I did applied the USBlock on a 2Gb stick and left it locked.
Today I wanted to punt some files on that stick: no room, the stick was 122Kb and 100% used.
I could delete the file and also put one back,
Unregistered I could put in the password and gain access to the whole stick

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

it reduces the space by half, otherwise its good

Reply   |   Comment by sherief  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Working Perfectly with my portable drive. No bug yet.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Zavala  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I pick a short password, and I'm told "Hint: password should be more than 16" I enter a long password (18-19 char), and I'm told "Password must be between 6-16"...Make up your mind!!

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi David,

I may help you, if you describe full scenario.

Reply   |   Comment by Kalley  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Kalley, I've given up on it, but thank you. Regardless of the password length, it is unhappy. However, others inform me this program does not encrypt but simply hide files, which I can do with command-line. I'll just use that if I want something to hid rather that protect.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

is this exFAT and NTFS compatible or only FAT32?
This reminds me of an almost identical program given away here a few months ago... tried it and found it unacepptable that when access is granted, by password entry, it is granted in perpetuity until you re-protect it and if you don't re-protect it anyone can access the data or even re-protect it with a different password and lock you out of your own removable storage device!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

It works but ........

I cant close it unless i get windows to force it to close
I can't use help or options icons either

why do I need a password to protect it thought this was an one click solution
and more important no idea how to uninstall it !!!

Reply   |   Comment by Peter v Rijswijk  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ok to uninstall it just delete the exe file BUT UNLOCK THE DRIVE FIRST LOL

Reply   |   Comment by Peter v Rijswijk  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

What is the hint for here if it never shows to help the user?

Reply   |   Comment by simba  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

simba, It is helping users.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Zavala  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#25

I've used TrueCrypt for years on thumb drives. Never had any failures. I have nothing that government security agencies would be interested in, so the encryption flaw doesn't worry me. I'm more interested in keeping personal stuff away from associates, neighbors and fellow citizens should I lose a small (and they get smaller every day) drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy Frieze  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#24

Windows Explorer claims this application takes up 122K of the stick. When I try to delete it, I get a window asking me to confirm the delete, but this window claims it's 0k. Will those 122K be freed or not?

Reply   |   Comment by Hamachisn't  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#23

Okay, I tried sticks until I got one that it would work on. So I managed to install it on my stick and then I ejected the stick and pulled it out. Only then, did the program ask me for a password to protect it. I closed that, and put the stick in a few more times, playing with it until I felt I understood how this program works. For one thing: If it's protected and you enter the password correctly, it unprotects the stick and that's it. If you eject the stick after that, it's unprotected until you protect it again, by using this program with a password. On the other hand, if it's protected and you don't give it the correct password, it won't let you see anything on the stick aside from this program, which you then must run in order to give it the password to unprotect the stick again.

Personally, I don't feel very safe using this. On the one hand, there's always the possibility of ejecting the stick without having protected it again. On the other hand, there was a time when I entered the correct password but the program insisted that was incorrect and wouldn't let me see my files. Clicking the X in the upper right corner did not close that window, the big ? icon did nothing, and all I could do was pull the stick out and reinsert it. Fortunately, I was able to unprotect my stick after that so I got my data back. I intent to keep it, rather than trusting this software, which has already demonstrated that at any time it chooses, it can decide to keep my data locked away.

Reply   |   Comment by Hamachisn't  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#22

Hi, works fine. Locked up my external drive 500 gigs.

Only problem is that after protect is enabled, and I want to remove the drive. Windows informs me that I can't because there is a program attached to it, and i have to disable that before removal.

Can you assist?

Reply   |   Comment by ivan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hi ivan,

Just close the application after protection before removing device.

Reply   |   Comment by PICO  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

It looked potentially useful so I tried to install it onto a USB stick. It said:
Error! Your USB device is formatted with the specifications that are currently not supported.

I don't mind that the English grammar is slightly strange, but I do mind that the error message is vague and doesn't tell exactly what's wrong. I tried this on two different-sized sticks from different manufacturers, and got that error both times.

I can't use this if that's all it does.

Reply   |   Comment by Hamachisn't  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#20

Not secure at all, there is no 256 bits key to secure the drive, it only hides the directories of the drive. Anyone with little skills in Linux can see the data if run under different operating system.

Reply   |   Comment by sergy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

You can even do it in Windows, without breaking a sweat.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

Strings in Drive Before Encryption PW Set: http://pastebin.com/6wXULyi0
Strings in Drive After Encryption PW Set: http://pastebin.com/yUTWe1np

Note Line 18 where the filename I put in is visible in plaintext.
Seems to use SHA256 Encryption

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

its lock my usb but when i inster the password its say wrong password...
how can i delete it!

Reply   |   Comment by yooda  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

yooda, format the drive

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Jay, No Never!
make password recovery somehow

Reply   |   Comment by yooda  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

yooda,

From the FAQ in their site:

I have forgotten my Password. How can I get it back?
Please contact our customer support at help@techapplet.com

Reply   |   Comment by Edu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

yooda, it did that to me before also. I pulled the stick out and put it back in and, fortunately, then it accepted my password.

Good luck!

---H

Reply   |   Comment by Hamachisn't  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#17

The downside of this version is it cannot remove the password from USB. This can't be done. Currently, the password cannot be reset (set as blank - for a new user) short of moving all contents to another drive and next reformatting the USB. But why so? On entering the correct password there should be a possibility to remove the password entirely or to set a blank one.

Reply   |   Comment by simba  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Nowadays when you buy a USB drive from the prominent brands on the market such as Sony, Sandisk, Transcend, etc...they all come with bundled USB encryption software.
In fact they are better than what is given away here.
They allow you to choose how big a portion you wish to encrypt on the USB drive, while allowing normal unrestricted copying and reading from the unencrypted portion.
...
One more important advantage.
They can be used without expiry date.
Unlike this GOTD software can only be installed in 1 day.
After that if your PC crashes or is damaged by malware and you lose the giveaway USB lock, then you will forever lose the data that you have encrypted.
Use either FREE software or PAID software (as in unlimited software bundled with hard ware purchase) if you wish to encrypt anything.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

ric,

"They can be used without expiry date. "
- The software provides a Lifetime license and free upgrades!

"Unlike this GOTD software can only be installed in 1 day."
- Can I instal those prominent brands software to any USB drive I have like this one offered today here? Even in 1 day can I?

Reply   |   Comment by Edu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Edu, doesn't sound like you can with this offering either as can be seem by the multiple comments from users saying the flash stick they tried to use wasn't acceptable.

Reply   |   Comment by Jayman  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi ric,

There is very quick protection mechanism implemented into it.

Reply   |   Comment by Kalley  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

If anyone wants to check out the drive format, here are some strings from the first 4 Megabytes:

MSDOS5.0
9813usb locker FAT16
RRaA
rrAaz
MSDOS5.0
9813usb locker FAT16
mkfs.fat
NO NAME FAT32
This is not a bootable disk. Please insert a bootable floppy and
press any key to try again ...
TechApplet LLC.

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Important! USB Lock can be installed on a USB-drive only. The software provides a Lifetime license and free upgrades


This is what it says above in the description but the readme file that comes with the download contradicts that claim????

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

it says lifetime licence and free upgrades on this page but says no lifetime licence or upgrades on the readme text with the install package ...what up ??????

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick Quigley  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Techapplet :"Important! USB Lock can be installed on a USB-drive only. The software provides a Lifetime license and free upgrades!" I like to know how to manage those

Reply   |   Comment by herkato  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

I have installed and tried this program , so far i have had no problems with it , it delivered what it says , i am never very happy with such programs i always have this feeling they are contacting home and telling on you but sometimes you just take a chance .
I would like to thank techapplet for the program and especially this " The software provides a Lifetime license and free upgrades! " this you dont see here very often if it really applies . Thanks to all concerned .
Thanks Giveaway of the day .

Reply   |   Comment by King  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Installed on Win 10 64 bit and tested ... A complete waste of time and effort. I tried to lock an external USB hard drive and it didn't work ... Nothing was protected. I set up password and then tried disconnecting and reconnecting the drive and was able to access everything on the drive, nothing popped up requesting a password. We should be getting $29.99 for the time wasted on this.

Reply   |   Comment by Lenny  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Lenny,

Its working on Windows 10 64 bit, I may help you if you share about Windows flavors (Windows PRO / Windows Home).

Reply   |   Comment by PICO  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Are there security or other issues using Safehouse Explorer instead on your flash drive?

http://www.safehousesoftware.com/SafeHouseExplorer.aspx

Reply   |   Comment by C N  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

According to Web User magazine (issue 392) the best way to encrypt a USB stick is veracrypt (veracrypt.codeplex.com).
Even that seems like a long way round to me: I use Safehouse Explorer and just transfer the files...

Reply   |   Comment by Keya23  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#7

Installed, pressed on protect, and nothing happened. Maybe it needs better directions.
Thanks for the try!

Reply   |   Comment by yit  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hi yit,

Have you set password.

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

I only use macOS and iOS so I am locked out of this deal.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#5

http://www.techapplet.com/usb-lock/faqs
...
I have forgotten my Password. How can I get it back?
Please contact our customer support at help@techapplet.com

So there is a backdoor?

And how long does it take to decrypt (until it gets accessible) a 2 TB USB-drive?

Reply   |   Comment by Lilien  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Hi Lilien,

You can use serial key to decrypt data.

Reply   |   Comment by Pico  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

what was commented by just was correct the usb drive is not protected automatically after you have taken out the pen drive from the port

Reply   |   Comment by Mohan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Hi Mohan,

You will have to protect before you unplug the drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Pico  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Bad.
When fou forget to enter the password and remowe the usb drive, the drive becomes not protected..
In such programs it is necessary to automatically lock the usb drive after removing it from PC

Reply   |   Comment by Ignacy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Ignacy,

If you forgot password then use hint to remember password.

Reply   |   Comment by Pico  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Pico, I did't forget the password.
I forgot to write it into the programm before i removed usb stick from the PC.
And stick becomes not protected

Reply   |   Comment by Ignacy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Ignacy,

You can plug your USB Stick again and run application then enter password to protect data.

Reply   |   Comment by PICO  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

PICO, I'm very sorry, but I wrote that "I forgot" to enter password.
Than I put the pen drive into my pocket and a thief stole it on a bus (or something like this).

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

Junk, don't waste your time. Doesn't Work At All.

Reply   |   Comment by Stuart  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Stuart, Whats the problem in it?

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Zavala  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Stuart,

What sort of functionality you want to achieve, it works perfectly for my external drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

This looks very cool. I will try it out and report back. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Debra K  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)
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