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Your Printer Should Be Password Protected

by: Cresencio Daffon Jr. | 06 Dec, 2010 19:19:45

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Nowadays, there are a lot of hackers and spy wares roaming in cyberspace, that’s why we need to protect our computers and files to be sure that what you’ve worked for will not be exploited or destroyed by using a personalized password. But how about your printers, does it need password protection as well? Did you know that giving others the freedom to use the printer may lead to digital material theft, and likewise it will also be wasting your paper and ink? The good news is there are many ways to protect your printer by using password and at the same time not to compromise your printer’s capability to function.

By setting a password for your printer, you can be sure that protection will be on hand and no printing jobs will be complete without the use of the right parameters to open it. You can do this by using Printlock by Amanda Group, a commercial programming to protect your printer. This program works by a prompt asking for a password whenever a printer receives a document from any printer interconnected with your personal computer. You may use any browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.); then download Printlock software from its official website; you can quickly install Printlock on the machine connected to the printer you like to protect by using a password; you may use a password that is easy for you to remember when you are instructed by the system; and the best thing with this program, no one can ever use your printer unless you authorized them and a correct password is given after prompted by a dialog box.

Through using a program like Printlock, you can prevent other people or strangers to use your printer without using the right password and username that only you know which this software requires because Windows itself does not have a printer password protection program such as this to protect your printer.

Now to personalize your Printlock printer password protection access; you may click on the options in Windows 7’s-Printers and Devices option through clicking Start, Printers and Faxes; right-click Properties after finding the printer you like to protect; then select Customize this printer after double-clicking the printer icon; you will see the security settings for the printer after clicking the Security tab; then make sure that all option boxes under Allow menu are checked after highlighting your account in the User Names or Group section; and in the User Names section or Group, highlight Everyone and you have to be sure that all option boxes under Deny are correctly marked.

This would be the best thing to do to protect you printer from being used by unauthorized person; install the software and utilize its functions to apply for an effective printer protection. Now is your time to make use of Printlock that will definitely make an advantageous effect to protect your equipment from being used by restricted persons. If you want your printer be protected, go your way and download the software anytime.


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