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05 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 8 Pro
 
 
Getting around software that locks your pc

Hello, I am in college and there is a program called "websentinel". It is used for various reasons, some for proctoring, general help, etc. It is a webcam application. The thing is, is that it locks your computer not allowing you to access anything but the webcam. Now, when I am not being proctored, I need to be able to navigate the web while using the cam. Is there a way around such applications? Would starting a new browser do the trick, is it just browser specific, or do tese things actually lock your entire web down?


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05 Dec 2012   #2

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Contact the School's IT people...
We can't assist with circumventing security apps on a school PC.
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05 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
Contact the School's IT people...
We can't assist with circumventing security apps on a school PC.
It's my PC, not the school's
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05 Dec 2012   #4

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I would contact whoever required you to install the websentinel program.
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05 Dec 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sounds like a court ordered monitoring system.
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06 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Sounds like a court ordered monitoring system.
No, it is a webcam application for College (Websentinal). It apparently (I haven't tested it yet) locks your screen. I just don't know if it simply locks the current browser, or if it actually can stop all other activity. Now, if I am not doing an actual exam, and need to navigate, I was just wondering if there was a way around such applications. Or, could simply opening another browser could do the trick
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06 Dec 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote:
WebSentinel is a utility for monitoring the content of web pages for search terms at a scheduled time, optionally on a periodic basis.
WebSentinel
Someone had to install it to your computer. I would try another browser.
A quick Google search brought up several program with the same name.
Google
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06 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote:
WebSentinel is a utility for monitoring the content of web pages for search terms at a scheduled time, optionally on a periodic basis.
WebSentinel
Someone had to install it to your computer. I would try another browser.
A quick Google search brought up several program with the same name.
Google
Thanks, it hasn't been installed. I was just told that I need to get a webcam in order to use it, I assume software will need to be installed once I get the cam.
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06 Dec 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well that's confusing since you said you had it and it locks you computer. As was said, contact the school/prof/whoever about the program.
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06 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Well that's confusing since you said you had it and it locks you computer. As was said, contact the school/prof/whoever about the program.
I actually never said I had it, I am going to have it. Thanks anyway
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