Safe AutoLogon logs on a user with full 256-bit AES encryption. It runs on Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008R2 computers and passwords can be synchronized with our Password Server product.
By enabling automatic logon in Windows, it is more convenient to use Windows. After your computer turns on, you simply sit down and are ready to use your computer. There may be other reasons to automatically logon - a program that needs to run when a user logs on, or one that the vendor does not have running as a service. There are quite a few Microsoft® articles explaining how to do this manually.
Automatic logon security risks - However, there are substantial risks if the computer is manually setup to automatically log a user on:
- Anyone that can physically be at the computer can access all of the computer contents, including passwords, network access, etc.
- The password is stored in the registry unencrypted as plain text. The password can be accessed by anyone who can remotely access the computer's registry.
- If the user automatically logging in is an administrator, then the entire network is wide open.
- Spyware, malware, or anyone with knowledge of how Windows works can access your most important security protection.
How Safe AutoLogon is better - Safe AutoLogon eliminates the security risks while enabling all of the benefits of an automatic logon. The logon password is safely stored in a 256-bit AES/Triple DES encrypted format at all times. This ultra high-strength encryption keeps your password safe from spyware, viruses, or malicious users that try and gain access to it.
Another feature of Safe AutoLogon is automatically locking the desktop after a login occurs. This allows the programs that run at startup to remain safe from anyone that can physically access the computer. This desktop locking feature will run for 30 days. After 30 days, the software will need to be purchased to re-enable the feature.
Recovery - If your computer does not automatically logon because of a hard reset, power failure, or other issue, Safe AutoLogon is designed for automatic recovery and it will restore the automatic logon functionality after the next normal restart or shutdown/restart.
Latest version: 9.0.583
Release date: 2018-01-18