How to block Control + Alt + Delete in Windows 7 and 8?

Mar 13, 2014 | 42Gears Team

Applies to:
Product SureLock
Platform Windows 7 & 8

block key combinationsControl + Alt + Delete is a powerful key combination to terminate a running program/task or restart a computer/Windows device. Blocking this key combination becomes crucial when your Windows 7 or Windows 8 device is being used as a kiosk.

SureLock blocks this key combination with its Keyboard Filtering feature.

To block Control + Alt +Delete, follow below mentioned steps:

1. On SureLock Home Screen, tap anywhere 5 times within 3 seconds to launch SureLock Password Console

2. On password prompt, enter default password 0000 (four zeros) and tap/click on OK

3. On successful login, you will be on the SureLock Settings Main Menu

4. On Main Menu, tap/click on Keyboard Settings

SureLock Main Menu

5. On Keyboard Settings screen, tap/click on Keyboard Filtering which will enable Configure Keyboard Filtering

SureLock Keyboard Settings

6. Tap/click on Configure Keyboard Filtering to add/edit keyboard combinations that needs to be blocked

SureLock Configure Keyboard Settings

7. On Keyboard Filtering Configuration screen, tap/click on the Add Key button to add a keyboard combination that needs to be blocked

SureLock Add Key

8. Select Delete from the Key drop down box, check Ctrl and Alt check boxes and tap/click on Add

SureLock Keyboard Settings Prompt2

9.  After you see a screen like below, click on Done

SureLock Keyboard Settings Blocked

10. Make sure that the Keyboard Filtering check box is checked and then go back to the SureLock Home Screen

11. Now, the keyboard combination of Control + Alt + Delete is successfully blocked

Follow the same steps to block multiple key combinations and use SureLock’s Cloud Import/Export Settings to configure it on multiple devices.

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