How to disable/kill LanSchool

UPDATE: Bypassing LanSchool is one way to solve the problem, but most workarounds have been patched as the commenters confirm. I left the original article available, but the easiest solution is to get a VPN. I have been using PureVPN for years, and it got me through lots of internet filters.

Here is a simple and ridiculously efficient way to kill LanSchool and access the internet.

  1. Go to C:Program Files (can be accessed by going up folders from My Documents) and then find the LanSchool folder.
  2. Delete or move as many files as you can from the LanSchool folder. The application can survive this, so we will go a step further and make sure it can't run even if the files are there.
  3. Right-click on school.exe and select Properties.
  4. Go to the Compatibility tab.
  5. Check the Execute in compatibility mode box and choose the oldest available operating system.
  6. LanSchool might then show various installation boxes. Always click cancel.

Voilà! You can now use Internet Explorer and other restricted applications, completely unseen!

Some people do not have access to these files. Another way to sabotage the LanSchool files would be to create a batch file that messes with the files it needs to run.

As I've said at the top of the article, if that doesn't work, just get a cheap VPN (I use PureVPN) and save yourself the hassle.

  1. jon said (9 Feb. 2010):

    dude.. in school they block that so u cany get into the program files.. noob

  2. admin said (9 Feb. 2010):

    Look, “dude”, it worked here and it’s a legit exploit. No need to bash on others because you can’t figure a way to kill it yourself.

  3. Toast said (10 Feb. 2010):

    Ok, “dude 1″, in many schools the program files are not blocked. And if they are in your school your the noob for not beging able to get passed that.

  4. CompHack said (11 Feb. 2010):

    “Dude” I tried it out and it didn’t give me the installation boxes!

  5. admin said (11 Feb. 2010):

    The basic idea is to sabotage the .exe file as much as possible.

  6. Smithy Jim said (11 May. 2010):

    Lol noob. I am a teacher. You think I haven’t thought that students would attempt this? Or that Lanschool doesn’t have better protection against disabling their software.

    Use a VPN if you really wanna to bypass lanschool

  7. admin said (11 May. 2010):

    How does being a teacher qualify you as an IT specialist? I wrote the original post from a computer blocked by LanSchool. The application replaced deleted files , so it effectively protected itself, but running it in compatibility mode is a sure-fire way to throw a wrench in the gears.

    Besides, you should watch your punctuation better before you pretend to be a teacher on the internet.

  8. Some guy said (14 May. 2010):

    Lol @ the nub who thinks he can pass off as a teacher with the grammar of a 5 year old. Extremely helpful, thanks for the post!

  9. admin said (15 May. 2010):

    No problem. I’m glad it worked for you!

  10. magemaniac33 said (20 Sep. 2010):

    Or you can write a really simple 5 lined scripted with like 3-5 words on each line making a command to stop the system proccess :P

  11. Emperial said (2 Feb. 2011):

    ok ppl… this doesnt work… in my school you cannot even access your c drive… they blocked everything including command,cmd and regedit…
    the only way i can use command is if i notepad and save it as bat… i tried killing it though that and didnt work… any more sudgestions???

  12. another guy said (27 Apr. 2011):

    We are running LanSchool for in class, online exams. Running .exe or .bat (or any other batch files) are blocked by Group Policy. And notepad and wordpad are diasbled. USB/CD/FLOPPY drives are disabled, and there is no physical access to the internet cables connected to the computer. LanSchool can’t stop all the attempts by itself. It’s a combination of measures that could stop students from cheating on their exams;). But thanks for the article, I tried it and it didn’t work on 7.5.

  13. Conor said (27 Apr. 2011):

    cant you just search “run” in the main search bar in the windows button and then enter cmd, then “taskkill” the lanschool web block?

  14. Cameron said (2 Dec. 2011):

    Hey guys, Great idea, sadly it doesn’t work for me. I go to an extremely nerdy school, and my school has basically gave me a low level account. I could deactivate it myself, but I would need to increase my account to the admin level. I just decided to pay for a VPN instead.

    Thanks for the article,
    Cameron

  15. Anon said (15 Feb. 2012):

    I can run .bat files on school computers and assume I can use taskkill, but I can’t open a taskmanager plus cmd is blocked. If anyone has the name of the processes ran by lanschool I’d love you forever.

  16. someguy said (21 Feb. 2012):

    if you cant acsees taskmanager try crtl shif esc if that dont work win key r to open run and type in taskman.exe

    and btw do you have to log off and log back in for this to work?

  17. sevy said (1 Mar. 2012):

    i don’t have any files on mine

  18. Jms said (19 Apr. 2012):

    the process is called student.exe, but at my school it says “access denied” when i try to delete the process with batch or task manager.

  19. belehhhhhhhh said (12 Apr. 2016):

    At my school, we have the LanSchool program icon in the taskbar, and when you right-click it, it opens Explorer. Go to the path at the top (path/address bar) and choose “Windows (C:)”. BAM you’re in the C drive. No one tell anyone I commented…i was never here…

  20. belehhhhhhhh said (12 Apr. 2016):

    Also, you can bypass internet blocks with http://ansgcc.org

    It works with most sites, but NOT agar.io.

    Another great proxy is 8proxy.space, but it doesn’t work as well as ansgcc.org. Luckily my school doesn’t block this amazing proxy, because it doesn’t have “proxy” or “anonymous” or other keywords in its URL.

    Your school might block it. Try it!

  21. WelfSaege said (13 Oct. 2016):

    My principal is doing a Lanschool Check is there a client that temporarily disables it by switching it on and off without deleting it

  22. Idiots said (22 Nov. 2016):

    You guys.. I swear. There are ways to pass by it, just depends on the school, and computers they hand out for personal use. The ones that were passed out, you cannot touch many settings without a user name and password from the administration. You guys don’t think administration, and possibly the creators haven’t read this article? They most likely have, and patched it. If they haven’t, if you get caught you will get suspended, or expelled, and depending on the severity of it, you might, and will, have to deal with the authorities. You can get a huge fine, and probably worst from your parents. Don’t trust suggestions online, because someone major can see it, and deal with it. (;

  23. Daniel said (6 Dec. 2016):

    Hey mec, j’aime vraiment ton contenu et parle français aussi.

  24. 8bit said (9 Feb. 2017):

    Or you know you can run a batch file with this code in it

    :a
    Taskkill /f /im “student.exe”
    Timeout -t 2 -nobreak
    Goto a

    Since it uses /f (force) it will prevent the you do not have permission and there is no real way to patch this however if the group policy disabled cmd AND .batch files then your out of luck unless you use a exploit to get admin witch is yes widely available

  25. nirel said (13 Feb. 2017):

    ha ha. not only did my team pass this, but we did it quite easily. one pointer. use a USB boot-able drive and start windows recovery tools. then just switch sticky keys with cmd. then without signing in you can start cmd just by pressing shift 5 times. from there you should be able to do things with Lanschool.

  26. The Boss said (7 Nov. 2017):

    Pretty good

  27. chlor said (25 Nov. 2017):

    this does not work it says adin requrried

  28. Jay lynn said (20 Feb. 2018):

    Hi there it’s not exactly that simple for I have also tried doing this exploit in my works. Cmd and certain batch commands can be locked also finding a way to access and to remove files are impossible through a network it makes it that much harder everything in the network can be locked up the only way I could think of you getting access is through the admin computer

  29. wtvr said (1 May. 2018):

    “dude” is right. If you cant get into folders it’s not because he’s dumb. Its because that school is smart enough. Unlike your schools

  30. PLUTOPROJECT said (13 May. 2018):

    @Jay lynn Go to google chrome and click on the three little bullets at the top of your screen (The settings to be more precise). Scroll over “More Tools” and click “Task Manager” Right click the LanSchool extension and uncheck every checked option that LanSchool is running on. Click end process until google crashes. Refresh the page and then you should be good

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