Last updated: December 25, 2022
When you step away from your computer, then anyone can use it and access your data. This is why it is important to lock your PC with a password every time you walk away.
Instead of doing Ctrl + Alt + Del to log off, you can use Rohos Logon Key on a USB stick.
This utility will ensure that your computer will automatically open when you insert the USB drive and lock when you remove it. You can therefore leave your computer with complete peace of mind, since once the key is in your pocket no one will be able to use it.
In this article, I will write to you in detail, how to configure a USB stick as a key to access your computer and its use for an increase in security of your pc.
How to secure your pc with a USB key?
To start, we will use the software Rohos Logon Key which is a shareware version it is an authentication tool by USB key . Instead of entering a hard-to-remember password, all you have to do is plug in the correct USB drive, just download it and follow the installation.
Then choose the option “Configure a USB key”. A dialog will appear asking you to enter your password.
The best being always kept for last, the originality of Rohos Logon Key does not stop there, since it will allow you to use any storage device to make the identification. For example, it will be possible to use your cellphone with bluetooth function.
In addition, Rohos Logon Key protects your computer by default in Safe Mode. Thus, if the user has activated the option "Allow Windows to open only with a USB key"and that he does not have the USB key (this one being damaged, lost or reformatted, or if he has forgotten his PIN code), it will then be impossible to open a session on the system using standard methods.
In this case if you are using a family PC or a laptop, not connected to a LAN, just start your pc with another operating system or a Windows Live CD and delete the file c: program filesrohoswelcome.exe, Restart the computer in Safe Mode and authenticate using your password. Uninstall the Rohos Logon Key program then restart the computer in normal mode and authenticate with your password.