securing computer

  jon2 18:12 26 Jan 2007

whats the best way to lock my computer so that no one can get in

  Totally-braindead 18:14 26 Jan 2007

Stick it in a safe I suppose.

Seriously though what exactly do you mean, are you talking about securing a laptop or a desktop PC or a desktop PC and monitor?

  jon2 18:16 26 Jan 2007

desktop access

  VoG II 18:21 26 Jan 2007

Do you mean when it is switched on or what?

  Totally-braindead 18:26 26 Jan 2007

Don't do what I heard of someone doing on a website. An engineer was called out to a business as they complained the computer wasn't working and found the owner of the business had driver a bolt right through the motherboard to secure it to the desk.
It depends what you want to do with it. A lot of monitors can be secured with something like these items click here if you're careful you could actually bolt the PC to the desk, most ones I have seen settle for security bolts mounted somewhere on the case securing a shackle with a padlock of some description.
Or do you mean locking your computer so no one can get into your system rather than physically stealing it?

  wjrt 18:28 26 Jan 2007

click here

mite help

  Totally-braindead 18:37 26 Jan 2007

Sorry I realised after I posted what you meant by desktop access. There are programs that are meant to secure your PC but I have never used any of them so cannot say how effective any of them are. From what I am given to understand using windows itself to secure it is not very effective you need another program.
I'm sure the others will help though.

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