Dahaar wrote:I can tell you how we did it. Like limdis said, we were making him tell us all about the procedures of the program. Since our accounts were lacking a lot of priviliges, we then copied the license file of the program from his computer while doing a presentation, then we set up a batchfile to kill the program and now he can't do anything anymore.
He actually found that out later, but he took it humorously.
That is awesome man! Would you mind elaborating on how you actually did that? What was the point of getting a licensed copy, to determine the image name / registry values of the process so that you could kill it? And also, what method did you use to prevent him from running the program? Did you change some registry values in the computer to make it malfunction / crash every time it would run?
As for nopsreal, I have a similar situation in my school. The teachers use a program called DyKnow to monitor our desktops, kill programs, and even block all programs except a few selected ones (which is really frustrating when you keep trying to open tools like windows explorer, command prompt, process monitor, task manager, etc, to find out what actually happened, only to have them blocked and then have them all pop up simultaneously when the class ends). I have yet to find a plan which allows me to do anything, but I have found a few ways around some of it:
1. The program DyKnow constantly communicates with some database somewhere in the intranet or internet. The program does checks every 10 minutes or so for the block status, so I have found that by turning off wireless capabilities on my computer (my school laptop has a small convenient switch on the side of it), waiting about 3-5 minutes for the programs to get unblocked, and then reconnecting to the network, I get roughly 5 minutes of unblocked access my programs and internet. Sure it is a tiny amount, but it's better than nothing.
2. Although only 1 of my 8 teachers uses the program blocking feature, the better part of my teachers still monitor our desktops for what we are doing. A friend of mine recently showed me this neat tool: Desktops.exe (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc817881
) from Sysinternals. This tool is designed to render 3 additional virtual desktops and allows you to jump between them with alt+1, alt+2, alt+3, and alt+4. What me and my friend have confirmed, is that DyKnow is only able to view your real desktop, and if you are using your second (or third or forth) desktop, DyKnow will still only see what is displayed on the first desktop. You could be watching full screen porn on your virtual desktop, and your teacher will only see the word document that's open on your first desktop. Also it allows you to hide any games / programs on your screen if a teacher walks by by quickly and stealthily pressing alt+1. The only down side is the process's little icon appearing on the bottom right part of the task bar, however I have yet to encounter a teacher who noticed it.
I'm not guaranteeing that these will work for you, but who knows? Try them out. And good luck man.