14th November 2015, 08:20 #1
Remove the Ease of Access Button from the Logon Screen in Windows 8.1
I want to remove completely the 'Ease of Access' button shown in Windows Logon Screen. This is just to ban a security issue related to the use of this button, when the hacker changes the 'utilman.exe' file in Windows folder into the 'cmd.exe' by taking some steps. Then, after restarting the Windows, clicking on this icon shows you a fully-privileged Command Prompt and this way the hacker is able to change even the 'Administrator' account's password .
Looking for solutions to this issue you will find a lot of articles to solve it, but currently they all share just Windows 7 or previous versions. A solution is based on using this command "cacls %windir%\system32\utilman.exe /C /D Everyone" which is working but leaves the hacker's hands open to easily bypass it. Another solution to do some modifications to the 'authui.dll' which is not applicable to Windows 8 or 8.1. The 'Resource Hacker' or other recommended tools do not show you an editable XML-like text. Maybe it is the Microsoft response to the Windows 7 tricks.
I need a solution workable exactly for Windows 8.1 and JUST to remove that button from logon screen.
Thanks for any help
17th November 2015, 11:14 #2