The security of your computer In preventing unauthorized access by anyone attempting to sign In, Is only as good as the user account password that's used to protect It. Windows 10 makes It easy to see If you've typed the correct password, by pressing the password reveal button at the sign In screen. This however, Is a security concern, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to completely remove the password reveal button.
Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. This Is on the grounds that you've created a local user account password, or logging In with a Microsoft account. When you log off, switch users or reboot your computer and enter your password at the sign In screen, the password reveal button (fermata eye) will be available as per the Image below.
Upon pressing It, the password that you've physically entered will be displayed. Whilst this works well for verification purposes (to make sure you've typed It correctly), It's also a security concern. For Instance, If you've entered your password and for some reason got distracted and did not log In, anyone with physical access to your computer, can simply hit the button and grab It.
By default, Windows does not have an account lockout policy In place (for local user accounts), whereby after ex-amount of Invalid consecutive login attempts, the account will be locked for a certain period of time. In simple terms, you can enter the Incorrect password 100 times over, and still be able to sign In without restrictions. So what's the purpose of the password reveal button? My thoughts exactly!
As such, I will demonstrate how to completely remove It, by using a neat little Registry file, that will automatically add the entries to the Windows Registry and Immediately remove the password reveal button thereafter. I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's rip Into this tutorial.
Step One:Once you've downloaded the file, extract It's contents to a folder of your choice, then double-click the Disable Reveal Button.reg file. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so hit Yes.
Step Two:A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Windows Registry, so click OK to finalize the process. The password reveal button has now been removed from the Sign In screen. I'll test It In the next step.
Step Three:I've rebooted my computer, and the sign In screen Is displayed- prompting to enter my password. I've typed It Into the Input field and as you can see, the password reveal button Is completely removed. Perfect!
Last Step:In the event you've changed your mind and wish to restore the password reveal button, simply double-click the Enable Password Reveal.reg file, and hit Yes.
Final Thoughts:You may think that the chances of forgetting to log In after entering your password at the sign In screen, are quite slim, but I've personally experienced a handful of users In a business environment who've actually done exactly that. All It takes to be distracted, Is a phone call or someone asking you to physically attend to their needs at the exact time you've entered your password.
You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain by completely removing It, so It makes perfect sense to do so. Use any of the links below to downloaded the aforementioned Registry files.
Direct Link AnonFiles:
Direct Link Mega:
Direct Link Mediafire:
Direct Link 4shared:
Direct Link Sabercathost: