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CtrlAltDel screen exits itself randomly without my authorisation


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Hi, I've noticed that when I hold Ctrl Alt Del to launch the screensaver-like screen to hide desktop and open windows whilst away from desk, I notice that the screen is not present and I can't figure out how or why, considering my keyboard was not pressed and my room is locked.


Edited by phickspc, 13 September 2019 - 04:06 PM.

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Try pressing [Winkey][L] to lock the screen instead.


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Try pressing [Winkey][L] to lock the screen instead.

But is there a reason why ctrl alt del isn't sticking?


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A mouse jiggle or touching some keys (like [Esc]) will make the [Ctrl][Alt][Del] screen disappear.


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A mouse jiggle or touching some keys (like [Esc]) will make the [Ctrl][Alt][Del] screen disappear.

No keys were touched. When I test ctrl alt del and move the mouse immediately it doesn't cause the screen to revert. So why after time, would it do that?


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Does pressing [Esc] make it go away?

 

[Ctrl][Alt][Del] is not the keystroke designed to lock your screen. [Winkey][L] is (The "L" means "L"ock).


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Esc makes it go away but mouse jiggle doesn't.


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Okay. What does pressing [Winkey][L] do?


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it locks the screen, but only time will test if it reverts


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:thumbsup:


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Thanks, I'm not sure why ctrl alt del does this now, maybe I'm hacked.


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To check, recommend reading these instructions first: Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide

Then click here to start a new topic the Virus Spyware, and Malware removal forum.

After you've been given a clean bill of health from one of our Malware experts, and if you're still having the same problem, return to this thread se we can pursue some other options.


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I've been through that process now and found no malware. Ctrl Alt Del screen still vanishes and I now have Internet network dropouts and windows update problems


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Please continue your thread with Macg3 until they have completed their analysis.

 

www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/373700-ctrlaltdel-screen-regularly-disappears-without-authorisationaccidental-key-press


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Now that I've finished the malware analysis, I can continue the diagnostics. However, since I currently have higher priority issues that need resolving, I will start a new thread.


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