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Control Alt Delete

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Version 1.0

For Windows 95/98/ME

Online Help

Updated 6/28/02

The Concept

Control Alt Delete is a security program designed for Windows 95/98/ME

Its core functions are:

  • Disables the Control/Alt/Delete keyboard functions
  • Disables the Windows key keyboard functions
  • Stops Users from accessing Task Manager and closing active programs or processes
  • Can be implemented on a single stand-alone machine or in a Domain environment
  • Easy Setup/Implementation
  • Starts up from the Hkey_Current_User Run key or Hkey_local_Machine Run key
  • Runs hidden in the background

The Minimum Requirements

  • Windows 95/98/ME
  • Processor speed = 133 mhz
  • Physical Memory = 32 MB
  • Internet Explorer 5.0

The Target User

  • Home Users
  • Families
  • Students
  • Small/medium businesses
  • Internet Cafes
  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Other public environments

The Installation

  1. Login to the Windows User Profile that should be affected by Control Alt Delete
  2. Unzip the cad_9x.zip file into a folder of your choice. (example: You extract the cad_9x.exe file to the c:\windows folder)
  3. Go to Start/Run
  4. Type in regedit and click OK
  5. Drill down to:
  6. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  7. Right click on the Run subkey and select New/String Value
  8. Name the String Value cad
  9. Double Click on the cad value and type in the full path to the Control Alt Delete executable file cad_9x.exe
  10. Example.
  11. c:\windows\cad_9x.exe
  12. The end result should look like this:

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13. Close regedit

14. Logoff/on or restart the computer

* Control Alt Delete and the Windows Key functions will be automatically disabled when the user logs in.


Can Control Alt Delete be used in a Domain environment?

Yes it can. The System Administrator can copy down the cad_9x.exe file on to the users' workstations and then add entry into the users' login script which will then execute the program when the current user logs in. Alternatively, Control Alt Delete can be housed on the server and the Admin can change the path to the executable cad_9x.exe file via a reg entry in the users login script..



Can Control Alt Delete affect all users logging into the machine?

Yes it can. You can login to each user's Windows User Profile and complete the installation. You can also complete the installation on the Windows Default User Profile (accessed by clicking cancel at the Windows Login screen). This will ensure that all new User Profiles created on the machine will inherit the tweak.

The Uninstall

  1. Login to the Windows User Profile that is affected by Control Alt Delete
  2. Go to Start/Run
  3. Type in regedit and click OK
  4. Drill down to:


  5. Right click on the cad string value and select delete from the menu that appears
  6. Close regedit
  7. Delete the cad_9x.exe file from the c:\windows directory
  8. Logoff/on or restart the computer

The End

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