Being the cheapest among the competitors, Windows has 1.5 billion users who make this operating system the most used and more popular than Google. With popularity comes illness in terms of malware. Hence, the windows operating system is vulnerable to more malware than any other operating system in the market.
The malware not only exploits it via online mode but also via offline mode. Therefore it becomes significant to pay attention to the Sign-in process.
Secure Sign-In is an additional component available in Windows 10 login screen. This security measure disables login fields until the person enters their string of keys. After that, one will be given access to enter the login fields- password or PIN.
This feature is immune to all sorts of malware which uses the fake sign-in to copy your credentials and use them for their benefit. In case you feel like that this is a fake login screen then you can press Ctrl+At+Del command, usually apps and programs don’t bypass this command but Windows 10 Sign-In screen will.
A. Now, here is a way to Enable and Disable Sign-in using the Netplwiz Command:
1. Begin with launching a Run command by pressing the “Windows” and then “R” keys or (Windows+R).
2. Now, a small pop up message will appear.
3. Type netplwiz in the text field and then click on the OK button or you can also press Enter Key and continue the process.
1. One can easily access the User Accounts panel by simply typing Netplwiz into the taskbar’s search field. Once you have typed it, then you can select the result shown after running the command.
2. You will see the User Accounts Panel on your screen. Now, click on the Advanced tab (only if it is loaded by default).
3. Locate the require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete option listed under “Secure Sign-In”.
4. Now, Check to enable or Uncheck to disable.
5. Once done with the enabling or disabling, Click on the Apply button and then tap on the “OK” button to finish the process.
B. Enable or Disable using the Local Security Policy:
This is the second method and comparatively busier than the previous one (User Accounts Instructions method). This method can be used if you want to have a route without a Windows registry.
Following are the steps:
1. Open the run command by taping on Windows and R Keywords simultaneously or Windows+R.
2. Now, a message will pop up. Type msc in the text field and then you will have to click on the OK button or you can simply press the Enter key to continue.
3. You can now access the Local Security Policy by simply typing msc into the taskbar’s search box and select the desktop app.
4. Once you are directed to Local Policy Window, expand the Local Policies listed and select the Security Options subfolder present under it. Scroll on the right and left double-click on the Interactive Logon: Do not Require CTRL+ALT+DELETE
5. You will see properties panel of the entry along with the Local Security Setting Tab (this is displayed by default). Now, Click a Radio button to enable or disable this feature. End the process by tapping on the Apply button and then OK
C. Enable or Disable using the registry:
This is a difficult route. If you want to get into the depth and find the roots of the process then going for the registry way will be beneficial for you. But there is a consequence- certain changes may lead to system instability. Hence if you are an experienced individual then you will enjoy digging into the Windows.
Follow the steps below:
1. Begin the Run command by pressing Windows and R keys simultaneously or Windows+R. A pop-up window will appear. Later type regedit in the blank text field and then click on OK or simply press the Enter key to continue.
2. Now you can access the Registry editor by typing regedit into the taskbar’s search field and selecting the resulting desktop app.
3. Now expand the folders in the Registry Editor in the same pattern given below:
Enable = 0
Disable = 1
Now, click on the OK button at the bottom and finish the process. Once done then restart your PC to save the settings.
NOTE: In case you don’t see a DisableCad entry in the Winlogon settings and then right-click on Winlogon > Select New in the pop-up menu > Click on DWORD (32-bit) Value in the next list > Name this new DWORD as DisableCAD and change its value.