How to lock my computer

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How can I lock my computer so no one can use it after I log off?
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Either set up a power on password or a BIOS password, both would do the trick but neither is foolproof. Depending if this is a laptop or desktop and using wireless connections you can do a few other thing but they make more of an inconvenience for you like taking the USB pluin for the  mouse/keyboard.

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  • TheRealRaven
    Simplest would be setting a 'power on' password, though that implies shutting the system down when you log off. And we'd need to know what kind of system it was to know how to set it.

    Are you worried that someone will use the system, or are you only worried that someone will access your work? Those two are very different.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    What OS is there? What kind of lock did you want, either BIOS lock/OS lock? Is there no password, when you log on your account/Desktop? Or just it is set as Auto Login?
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  • Subhendu Sen
    You can also set a Screen Lock when your system is idle. It is better to set a User password for your account through User Account creation/modification.
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  • TheRealRaven
    Perhaps you only need to set a password for your account and make sure that any 'Guest' access is disabled. Regardless, we need to know what any lock is intended to stop.

    In general, there should be few problems from people sharing a computer as long as they use different accounts and aren't granted 'administrative' level permissions.
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