When you finish accessing your host Mac or Windows PC, we recommend that you lock your computer to help protect your data.
Windows users can set the GoToMyPC Security Preferences to automatically lock upon disconnecting. If you wish to lock your computer manually, follow the steps below for your operating system.
Remotely Lock Windows XP Professional, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
- On your host computer, click the Windows Start button or Start icon and select Log Off.
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- From the GoToMyPC Viewer menu, click the Send Ctrl-Alt-Del button or select Tools and then Send Ctrl-Alt-Del. On the Windows Security screen, select Lock Computer.
To lock Windows XP Home (or XP Professional with Fast User Switching)
- Click the Windows Start button and select Log Off.
- Select Switch User.
Your computer workstation is now locked.
Since GoToMyPC cannot automatically lock your Mac upon disconnection you should consider configuring your computer to automatically log out after a certain amount of inactivity time. This can be done in the Security section of your Mac System Preferences.
To lock Mac OS X v10.5 or newer
- Click the button at the top left of your screen.
- Select Log Out.