That's why security gurus, companies of all sizes are taking very proactive security measures to power their lines of defense. Below is just a very simple example of getting you up and making your Windows 10 more secure: Hiding your personal info like your real name, your personal photo even your E-mail account for everything Microsoft.
Now, it's time to take your computer skills to next level and keep up this schedule or change (upgrade).
Two methods will allow you to secure your Windows 10 logon screen the better way:
- Making a change to the "Security Options" in "Local Group Policy Editor"
- Or, configure Registry Editor
Scroll for the detailed steps. Warning: if Group Policy (aka, GPO) went down, your Windows 10 would be screwed! You had better export current version of Group Policy settings and/or Registry Editor.
- Save your job and everything that matters your e-life
- Make yourself the Admin user
- Perform the following mouse clicks: Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.
- Locate and open an entry "Interactive Logon: Display user information when the session is locked"
- Enable the option "Do not display user information" to the "Local Security Settings" tab, save the change you make and exit the option window.
- Make similar change to the "Interactive logon: Do not display last user name"
If you are running a Windows 10 Home, try making the following configurations to registry settings instead:
- With the admin access, you open Registry Editor
- Copy and paste this line "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System", without quote mark.
- Change the default value data for dontdisplaylastusername into 1 (One)
- Save the change you make
- Manually produce a new DWORD 32-bit value, name it as DontDisplayLockedUserID, and then set 3 (three) to the "Value data" part
- Exit registry settings window and restart your computer later
I have also started to warm up to the idea of "Proactive Security", as the other approach, named "Reactive Security" would lead zero-day attack, and many more other computer problems. Read this in-depth troubleshooting guide for Skype uninstall and junkware infection.