Preventing CTRL+ALT+DEL on a kiosk computer

If you need to install a kiosk computer in your premises or in some public location, you probably don’t want users to be able to press CTRL+ALT+DEL and log themselves off. While the usual (but often expensive) solution is to get a keyboard specially designed for kiosk operation, there are some software alternatives you should check out. One that’s been recommended to me by some colleagues is Elbacom’s Keyboard Filter Driver for Windows Embedded Standard 7. I’ve been told that it also works on Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise though not officially supported on those platforms.

Download the driver:

The above tip was previously published in an issue of WServerNews, a weekly newsletter from TechGenix that focuses on the administration, management and security of the Windows Server platform in particular and cloud solutions in general. Subscribe to WServerNews today by going to and join almost 100,000 other IT professionals around the world who read our newsletter!

Mitch Tulloch is an eleven-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows Server and cloud computing technologies.  Mitch is also Senior Editor of WServerNews. For more information about him see

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