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Petlydecker

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I am just wondering if anyone has experience with the Access Denied program?

Thanks!
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Never used it before, but it looks like a good program. Have you tried it out yet?

Here it is, for other's to see:

http://www.johnru.com/

The thing I'm curious about though, is is it similar to BIOS passwords, which can be disabled if you remove and put the CMOS battery in.

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Petlydecker

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To Eddie:

My friend has been using it for a while. I don't think if you remove the battery the password will clear. I am not a tech but I am guessing that the program might put itself inside your boot sector? It disables the ability to access safe mode with any keyboard keys. It basically does everything that the author explains on his website. I can't really tell you more than that. I do know that the program has 2 user-names and passwords already built into the program. You can remove one of them but not the other. Everytime you try, you are told that the root user password cannot be removed. That is what my question was going to be about if someone had a good working knowledge of this program. I was wondering if there was a way to remove this root user-name and password. I am figuring that if you forget your user-name and password, you can email him and the root user-name might work as a back door to let people into their systems.
 

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I see now

Well, you may be able to have a look in the Registry, to see if its shown in there. To get to the registry, go to Run and type REGEDIT

Go to Edit | Find and type in something like Denied, and search to see if anything comes up. If you want, anything that it finds, if you jot down the locations, then post them back. That way, you won't be changing things that are nothing to do with the program.

To get the locations, rightclick on the folders on the left, and choose Copy

Then, just paste into Notepad, and post when its full done.

Or, you could try emailing the programmer:

[email protected]

and see if he can offer any ideas.

eddie
 

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Hello,
Programmer here:)
The username root is for administrator, if you remove it, you lose access to administration console or System Restore anymore. There is no backdoor, person can know username 'root' but not know password of it. Change password of root and be sure that you change admin's password.
Well, maybe 'root' will not be shown in next version...
 

eddie5659

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Hiya and welcome im_

Thanks for getting in touch. I've never come across this program before, but it sure looks good.

I think the main query was that there were two logins, but as you've explained, you can change the root password. This makes it a securer program, so we'll just wait for Petlydecker to reply :)

Regards

eddie
 

Petlydecker

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I am so sorry about not coming back to see how this thread developed. Thanks Eddie and Im_ for the information. At least I and we know the program is secure. I forgot to mention something. If you are able to search the Microsoft website (knowledge base) you will come across and article. This article states the case of someone who cannot access safe mode and make other changes to fix his computer. The Microsoft tech could not help this person bypass the ACCESS DENIED program! This poor guy had to reformat his hard drive. I am going to download this program and try it. You should try it Eddie. Thanks Im_, if you made this program you should be proud of yourself!
 

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I usually go to the Microsoft KB site, via Google's Advanced option.
Do you happen to know where this link is? It would be interesting to read. Or, was it in the Newsgroups?

eddie
 
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