How to run a Locked Application

To run a Locked Application, you have 3 methods:

Method 1

  • Open east-tec InvisibleSecrets.
  • Select Locked Applications from the main page.
  • Type in the locker password.
  • Double – click an application from the list of locked applications.

Method 2

  • Right – click east-tec InvisibleSecrets Tray icon.
  • Click Run Locked Applications.
  • Type in the locker password
  • Select the application you want to run (choose from the list of locked applications).
  • Click Run button (or double click the application in the list).

Method 3

  • Press your hot-key combination (this combination of keys can be set from the Locker Settings window. By default it is “CTRL+ALT+R”)
  • Type in the password
  • Select the application you want to run (choose from the list of locked applications).
  • Click the Run button (or double click the application in the list).

Lock Applications

If you have applications on your computer that you would like to keep only for yourself, or to restrict the access to those applications, the perfect solution for you is the Lock Applications function.

east-tec InvisibleSecrets will encrypt the application. When you want to run a locked application you need to supply the password. east-tec InvisibleSecrets will decrypt the application and will allow you to run it. After the application is closed, east-tec InvisibleSecrets re-encrypts it in the background. To quickly open the list of locked applications you can define a hot-key, or use the tray menu.

Why does Privacy Guard require to restart my PC?

Sometimes, after running Privacy Guard, you will be prompted to restart your computer. This is required to wipe files that are always loaded in the computer memory and therefore cannot be wiped while Windows is running. At restart, all “locked” files are unprotected/unlocked and they can be deleted. These are files that are used by Windows or Internet Explorer and they can only be erased while Windows starts.

Examples: One of these files may be the Windows paging file, that may contain sensitive information collected without your knowledge or approval. The Internet Explorer history or cookies, index.dat files are also “locked” while Windows is running.