Windows is the most targeted operating system in the world. That means you have to strengthen the defense of your PC to stay safe both online and offline. This guide shows you how to enable or disable Secure Sign-In for Windows 1
Secure Sign-In is an additional feature on the Windows 10 login screen. It prevents anyone from accessing your PC if they have your data. Instead, Windows 10 deletes the login fields until you type a set of keys. Then enter your password or PIN as usual.
This function is intended to thwart malware. Malicious code can be in the background and falsify the Windows 10 login screen to record your login details. Because apps and programs & # 39; s usually do not have access to the Ctrl + At + Del command, you can bypass the fake login screen by using Secure Sign-In which is activated by typing this command with three keys.
Enable or disable using the Netplwiz command
To start, run the Run command by pressing the "Windows" and "R" keys simultaneously (Windows + R). A small pop-up window appears. Type "netplwiz" (without quotes) in the text field and then click the "OK" button (or press Enter) to continue.
Alternatively, you can access the User Accounts panel by typing "netplwiz" in the taskbar search field and selecting the resulting Run command.
The User Accounts panel appears on the screen. Click the & # 39; Advanced & # 39; (if this is not loaded by default). Find the option "Require users to press Ctrl + Alt + Delete" listed under "Secure Sign-In". Switch this on or off to switch off.
Click the "Apply" button and then the "OK" button to complete.
Enabling or Disabling with Local Security Policy
Here is another method that is somewhat busier than following user account instructions. Use this method if you want to take the scenic route but avoid the Windows registry.
Start the Run command by simultaneously pressing the "Windows" and "R" keys (Windows + R). A small pop-up window appears. Type "secpol.msc" (without quotes) in the text field and then click the "OK" button (or press the Enter key) to continue.
Like before, you can also access the Local Security Policy panel by typing "secpol.msc" in the taskbar search field and selecting the resulting desktop app .
In the Local Policy window on the left, expand "Local Policy" and select the "Security Options" subfolder below. Then scroll to the right and double click on the entry "Interactive logon: CTRL + ALT + DEL not required".
The entry properties window appears on the screen with the "Local Security Setting" tab displayed by default. Click on a radio button to activate or deactivate this function. Close by clicking the "Apply" button and then the "OK" button.
Turning the registry on or off
If you want to take the hardcore route, why not edit the registry? Remember, be careful: changes you make can cause system instability. This option is for experienced people who want to dig deep into Windows.
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Start the Run command by pressing the "Windows" and "R" keys simultaneously (Windows + R) ). A small pop-up window appears. Type "regedit" (without quotes) in the text field and then click the "OK" button (or press Enter) to continue.
You can also open Registry Editor by entering & # 39; regedit & # 39; in the search field of the taskbar and select the resulting desktop app.
In the Registry Editor, expand the following folders in this order:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SOFTWARE> Microsoft> Windows NT> CurrentVersion
In the CurrentVersion folder, select the "Winlogon" item to make its settings in the right panel display. Double-click the "DisableCad" item to edit the values.
In the "Edit DWORD value (32-bit) edit" pop-up window, change the value data with one of these values:
Click the "OK button" "to complete. Restart your PC to save the settings.
Note: If you do not see a "DisableCad" entry in the "Winlogon" settings, right-click on "Winlogon", select "New "in the pop-up menu, and then click" DWORD (32-bit) Value "in the following list. Name this new DWORD as "DisableCAD" (without the quotes) and change its value.