This tutorial is to help you disable LanSchool on any or most of the computers that are connected to college or school network.

IMPORTANT NOTE!

- NOT every college or school network is as poorly monitored or secure as the one I have used the do this tutorial on. Therefore, this may not work for you.


- DO NOT attempt to disable LanSchool in your school/college library, as they are monitored far more strictly then individual computer classrooms.

- NOTE: This tutorial is only for Windows based operating systems. (Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista) – Both 32bit/64bit

- NOTE: I am not responsible for any damage or inconvenience caused by this attempt. You are fully responsible for any actions taken

In order to achieve what we want, we will need a little help from a great software I have been using for several years now. With this software, you will be able to do far more than just disabling LanSchool, but for now, I will only demonstrate how to do just this. Follow bellow simple steps to get desired effect.

1. Download CCleaner software


It is only about 2.5MB file size, but may change as new improved version of the software is released.

(Make sure you choose the portable version of the software, as in some occasion, network policy may block installations of any software. In my case, our college network policy is fucked... so it does allow installations and modifications.)

File you have downloaded may come in .zip or .rar file extensions. These are just compressed folder formats. Simply right click on the file you have downloaded and find something like “Extract Here” or “Unzip” etc. If there is not such an option, you are fucked.

2. Store CCleaner

After you manage to extract the folder, you are more likely to end up with multiple files, so I highly recommend that you create a new folder and put all extracted files there, and put it on your USB pen drive or anything that you use to store your garbage.

3. Find Correct executable according to your system

Now, make sure that you have no any other programs running other than your windows explorer where your files are extracted. You may notice that you have two icons that are almost the same but one is called CCleaner.exe and another one is called CCleaner64.exe. That is because there are two bit interface system, therefore you can choose to run CCleaner.exe if your system has 32bit interface, and CCleaner64.exe if your system uses 64bit interface. If you are not sure, just use CCleaner.exe.

(It is more likely that you only run 32-bit systems, since college or school is too cheap to afford 64-bit hardware. That is just my case)

4. Run CCleaner and do the following

Now you are ready to start. Double click on your selected executable, and a give it a while for the software to open. The software interface should look like something like this:

It features many great functions such as history cleaning, registry fixing etc, but let us not just go there, you can explore it later for yourself. The part we are interested in can be accessed at “Tools” tab and under the “Start-up” page.

There you should see a list of programs that run soon as user is logged on to the windows.  What you need to do here is to select “Teacher” program and just press “Delete Key” or click on “Delete” Button.

The last program you need to delete is called “Monitor”. Select and delete. If you do not see such program listed, you can skip this step, not every LanSchool monitored computer has it. However, most of them should.

(If you do not see “Teacher or Monitor” on the program list, then it is possible that Network policy has blocked program from accessing the start up register and that mean you are out of luck.)

5. Finally

Finally, you can close the CCleaner program and logout from the system and then log back in for the system to take effect. DO NOT reboot the system as these changes may get deleted up new network boot up.