The use of a computer in modern life has become a common thing. There are many people who sit in front of a PC for several hours a day, both at work and at home. I am among them. I spend quite a bit of time promoting a free ecommerce platform site on my PC, so getting tired both physically and mentally is quite a natural thing that happens throughout the day.
I can keep myself going for several hours by taking small regular breaks. I like to take a number of breaks from time-to-time while working on my computer, to avoid burn out and too reserve my energy for further work. During my breaks, I’m usually away from my PC involved in something else. And since I’m running a business, the thing that concerns me most is unauthorized access to my PC in my absence. Although the ecommerce shipping software we offer is free, I still have this impending sense of loss knowing my computer could be easily accessed or hacked in my absence. You most likely have the same concerns. So, what’s the solution?
The solution is to lock the Mouse along with the PC so that no one can access it when you are away. Yeah, Windows does come with a lock screen feature which you can access by pressing Windows+L button. But, the sad thing about Windows’ lock screen feature is that only the PC gets locked, not the Mouse. One can still use the Mouse during the Windows’ lock screen. So, we can’t call Windows Lock screen a perfect solution to our problem. Wondering if there is any “perfect” solution or not? Yes, there is! Check out how to lock your mouse and PC when you’re away.
Mouse Lock is the Solution
Mouse Lock is a free software that is meant to lock your Mouse along with your PC so that no one other than you can access it. The difference between lock screen provided by Mouse Lock and that of Windows’ Lock screen is that in the latter, only the PC is locked, not the Mouse. In Mouse Lock’s lock screen, the Mouse’s pointer get stuck to the center of screen. Both PC and Mouse get unlocked only when you enter a correct password. Since you are the one who set the password, no one else has access. When you use Mouse Lock, only you can bypass the lock screen, no one else!
One interesting feature with Mouse Lock is that it logs incorrect passwords. The log in data is displayed only when the lock-screen is bypassed when entering a password that no one other than you know. By going through the log in data, you can find out if anyone has tried to bypass the lock screen to your PC when you were away.
Using Mouse Lock
After downloading the Mouse Lock system from the link provided at the end of this article, simply install it and then run it. Enter your desired password “three” times in a row so as to lock your Mouse along with your PC. You can then bypass the lock screen at anytime by entering your chosen password. Since no one knows the lock screen password other than you– your PC and Mouse remain completely secure from any unauthorized access in your absence.