My Lockbox Freeware – Hide Your Computer’s Private Files

Why would you need to conceal files on your computer; after all you have nothing to hide do you? Well if you’re like the rest of us, it’s almost certain that you do have something to hide.

At a minimum, it would be sensible to conceal files that contain financial data and other confidential information that you don’t want anyone else to have access to.

Confidentially of course may not be the only reason you may have to conceal files. On a shared computer for example, it may be prudent to conceal particular files to ensure that they are not subject to accidental erasure. In fact, you may have many personal reasons to mask particular files on your machine.

My Lockbox is a freeware software application that allows you to do just that, and then password protect those files on your computer. Other users will not have access to these files, nor will they be able to accidentally, or otherwise, view them or manipulate them in any way.

The protected folder (lockbox) is hidden from all other users and applications on your computer; including the Administrator and the System. The lockbox (protected folder), is impossible to access not only from the local computer, but also from the Internet.

Files that contain financial data and other confidential information continue to be targeted by hackers/information thieves, for the purpose of identity theft. The reality is; there is no such thing as a totally secured internet connected computer; all internet connected computers are subject to attack and penetration.

Masking files that contain financial data and confidential information, in my view, is not only sensible and prudent but given the nature of the current state of Internet security, it is an absolute necessity.

Following the on-screen instructions makes this program extremely easy to setup and use. The lockbox location, password, and parameters are configured during the easy setup procedure.

After the setup is completed, the lockbox will be hidden and locked until you, as the user, enter the valid password. My Lockbox Control Panel allows you easily change basic lockbox parameters: lockbox location, protection status, and password.

The program is effective, easy to use and best of all – it’s free.

Quick facts:

  • Very easy to use
  • Almost any folder on your computer can be password protected
  • Instant protection – no file scrambling
  • Lockbox folder is inaccessible even by the system administrators
  • Lockbox folder is inaccessible both locally and remotely
  • Lockbox folder can be protected in Windows safe mode
  • Hotkeys support – you can popup the Control Panel with a keystroke
  • Skinned user interface
  • Freeware

System Requirements: Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista

Download at: Download.com

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2 responses to “My Lockbox Freeware – Hide Your Computer’s Private Files

  1. Hi Bill:

    How are you doing? I use Lockbox and is very reliable and easy to work with. It is one of the best freebies I have.

  2. Two features of particular note are that it blocks two common access “workarounds”– booting into Safe mode, and viewing from the Admin (“root”) account.
    I think it important to understand that by following the excellent advisories Mr. Mullins provides (on a daily basis) and using these tools, you are providing a deterent factor simply by raising the difficulty level and time factor to/for the cyber-criminals.. and typically they will simply pass you by because of it– striking the easy (unprotected) target instead. Of which there are still, sadly, many.