Monday, January 2, 2012

☑PC-Tips and Tricks: Extra Security During Log On in Windows 7 Using CTRL+ALT+DEL


Extra Security During Log On in Windows 7 Using CTRL+ALT+DEL

You can require users to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE before logging on to a  Windows 7-based computer.

If you’re looking to add an extra layer of security to your Windows 7 system, then you may want to consider implementing a bit of a “human touch”, just to be extra sure.

By requiring users to physically hit Ctrl+Alt+Del to access the log on screen in windows, you ensure that malicious programs (ones that try to mimic a system logon to hack passwords) can’t even make it through the front gate.

Here’s how you do it:

Hit Start, and in the search box type netplwiz – click the icon that appears in the list above.

Once the User Accounts window opens up, click the Advanced tab.

At the bottom you’ll see the Secure logon field. Put a check in the box next to Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete

Hit OK, and you’re all set!  If you want to go back to a Ctrl+Alt+Delete-free world again, just follow these steps and un-check the box!

What does the “Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete” do?
The main advantage of using secure logon is that other programs such as password software cannot intercept your user name and password as you enter them for login. Therefore, using secure logon provides an additional layer of security for your computer.


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