Apr 06 2021 05:17 AM
Apr 06 2021 05:17 AM
I can't figure out, if my Windows user is really password protected
I am using Microsoft Windows 10 Home
I have only 1 local user / admin
If I shutdown PC, and turn on again, I don't have to enter password
If I restart PC, I don't have to enter password
If I Windows key + L / log off, I see my Windows user and have to enter password
In Optins - Setting for logon - Password
When I press change, it shows my user profile and asks for Current password
Is my Windows user password protected?
Having a password protected Windows user, does is protect against other devices / hackers on the network from getting access to my system / files?
Having a password protected Windows user, does is protect against other devices / hackers through the internet from getting access to my system / files?
Thanks in advance for replying
Apr 06 2021 09:24 AM
Apr 06 2021 03:23 PM
Apr 07 2021 08:59 AM
Open start and search for cmd or Command prompt and open it and then type the following command:
and press enter and it should open User Accounts and in the Users tab you shall see an option Users must enter a username and password to use this computer and you have to check this box.
Regarding to the hacking issue, when you are using Windows and you already login as administrator, attackers could take over your system and use certain tools to capture your password or keep themselves login.
Apr 08 2021 07:38 AM
Apr 08 2021 09:05 AM
Try uncheck it and restart your PC and then login and recheck it and see if the problem persist?
Try open Settings and navigate to Accounts->Sign-in options and you should see an option called Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device after an update or restart and try to turn it off and see if the problem persist?
They are different ways to do it by normally they could do it without entering password or bypass it. Blocking hackers over network is not using password but it is the Firewall , Anti-Malware and other Windows protection features.
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