Screen saver type security app

RJSoft
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I have an app that is pretty much like a screen saver password type application that locks-up the system pretty good.

BUT!

The user can press F5 on startup and go into protective mode and my app has no power. (They also can press Space Bar).

Is there a way to cover both spectrums Normal and protective mode?

I also know that they can boot with a system disk, but dont they have to have a customized boot disk for the particular computer? Does it not have to have specific information? Or can they boot with a generic version and gain access to disk?

I am not sure if I would like to bother writing CMOS code to create a Boot system security. Like some computers do.
And that can be circumvented by pulling the battery and or shorting some jumper on the mother board. (From what I have heard)

Any and all comments/thoughts/criticism apreciated.

Richard Jones



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Commented:
All I need is to do something about users going into Safe-mode. Can I force my app to run in safemode also? Can I run my app in normal startup and safe-mode startup?
If so, HOW?

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go into the registry and add an entry into the key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
whose string value is equal to the path of your executable.. this will run that executable on windows startup
Commented:
what u can also do is the following:
rename explorer.exe to explorer.bak
copy your executable to explorer.exe
and it will run your app as the shell..
securing it pretty well.. make sure your app
calls the shell so u can still run it heh

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shOe
I wanted to give you credit for your help in a differetn question I had. But jkr got that answer.

Hope this helps, Merry X-mass and such.

Thanks for your help.

Richard Jones

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thanks :D merry xmas to you too
glad to be of help

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