Windows is the most targeted operating system. This means that you should strengthen your PC's defenses to be safe both online and offline. This guide tells you how to enable or disable Secure Sign-In for Windows 1
Secure Sign-In is an additional component on the Windows 10 login screen. It does not prevent anyone from accessing your PC if they have your credentials. Instead, Windows 10 removes the login fields until you enter a key sequence. Then enter your password or PIN as usual.
This feature is designed to prevent malware. Malicious code could be in the background and fake the Windows 10 logon screen to collect your credentials. Since apps and programs usually do not have access to the Ctrl + To + Delete command, you can bypass the fake login screen by using secure login, which is activated by entering this three-button command.
Enable or Disable with Netplwiz Command
Start the Run command by simultaneously pressing the "Windows" and "R" keys (Windows + R). A small pop-up window will be displayed. Type "netplwiz" (without quotation marks) in the text box, and then click the "OK" button (or press Enter) to continue.
Alternatively You can access the User Accounts panel by typing netplwiz in the search box on the taskbar and selecting the resulting Run command.
The User Accounts panel appears on the screen. Click the Advanced tab (if it is not loaded by default). Find the option "Users must press Ctrl + Alt + Del" listed under "Secure Sign In." Enable or disable this option.
Click the "Apply" button and then the "OK" button to complete the process.
Enable or disable local security policy
Another method is a little more cumbersome than following the user account instructions. Use this method if you want to take the scenic route but want to avoid Windows registry.
Start the Run command by simultaneously pressing the "Windows" and "R" keys (Windows + R). A small pop-up window will be displayed. Type "secpol.msc" (without quotation marks) in the text box, and then click the "OK" button (or press Enter) to continue.
Like On Previously, you could also access the Local Security Policy panel by typing "secpol.msc" in the search box on the taskbar and the resulting desktop app choose.
In the Local Policies panel, expand Local Policies on the left side, and from the Security Options subfolder, select below. Then scroll to the right and double-click on the entry "Interactive login: CTRL + ALT + DEL not required".
The Properties window of the entry is displayed on the screen The Local Security Settings tab is displayed by default. Click a radio button to enable or disable this feature. Finally, click the "Apply" button and then the "OK" button.
Enable or disable registration
If you want to take the hardcore route, why not edit the registry? Remember, be careful: any changes you make can lead to system instability. This option is for advanced users who like to dive deep into Windows.
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Start the Run command by clicking the Windows "and" R "buttons at the same time (Windows + R). A small pop-up window will be displayed. Type "regedit" (without quotes) in the text box, and then click the "OK" button (or press Enter) to continue.
You can also access the Registry Editor by typing "regedit" in the search box on the taskbar and selecting the resulting desktop app.
In Registry Editor, expand the following folders in this order:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SOFTWARE> Microsoft> Windows NT> CurrentVersion
In the CurrentVersion folder, select the Winlogon entry to change its settings in the right pane display. Double-click the "DisableCad" entry to edit its values.
In the Edit DWORD Value (32-bit) pop-up box, change the value data to one of these values:
Click the OK button, to complete the process. Restart your PC to save the settings.
Note: If no entry for DisableCad appears in the Winlogon Preferences, click OK. Click on "Winlogon", select "New" in the pop-up menu and then click on "DWORD value (32-bit)" in the next list. Name this new DWORD "DisableCAD" (without quotation marks) and change its value.