Screen saver timeout changed to 180 minutes and doesn't activate

Screen saver timeout changed to 180 minutes and doesn't activate

Post by infoeo » Wed, 30 Mar 2005 12:57:33


I am using one of the default screen savers that came with windows and
my timeout is set to 10 minutes. Within the past month though I have
noticed a disturbing change. When I check the screen saver settings
under 'Display Properties' the timeout has been changed to 180 minutes.
When I check the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control
Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveTimeout key it still states 10 minutes (value
of 600 seconds). What is worse is that even after 180 minutes the
screen saver never activates.

Obviously, this is a huge security risk. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
 
 
 

Screen saver timeout changed to 180 minutes and doesn't activate

Post by Keme » Wed, 06 Apr 2005 08:26:34


Log out/lock your workstation manually when leaving the workplace.
Lock the door of your office if you work with sensitive data.