How to disable/kill LanSchool

UPDATE: I have been out of school for over a decade. It probably doesn't work, and there's nothing I can do about it. Stop acting like such cunts.

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.

  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,

  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

    It works with most sites, but NOT

    Another great proxy is, but it doesn’t work as well as 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

    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

  31. Z'amair said (17 Jun. 2018):

    i promise u them teachers are actually stupid……..WHO IN THE WORLD BLOCKS GOOGLE!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Noobs4lif3 said (25 Aug. 2018):

    mine do

  33. fhihwi said (12 Sep. 2018):


  34. That one guy said (20 Sep. 2018):

    Hey guys! I realize you are all having problems getting to the program files folder. The only way to bypass this is to get a direct link that will root you into a folder that will lead you to that folder. For me I downloaded an unblocked minecraft and from there I clicked “open texture pack folder.” This gave me a direct root to the program files folder. Hope this comes in handy! Happy hacking!

    -That one guy

  35. Toby Katt said (21 Sep. 2018):

    At our school, if you hack any programs or program settings, you lose you Lenovo 300e and get a Gateway e295c instead

  36. School IT Admin said (16 Oct. 2018):

    Yes we do watch threads such as this…need a good laugh sometimes, don’t forget that Lanschool is also a keylogger, so every step you take to shut it down is recorded. This makes it even easier to catch you, with proof! And if you didn’t know, in most states, what you are doing is a federal offense and we do prosecute! All that being said….keep doing your job and i’ll keep doing mine! HAHAHAHAHA

  37. loui said (17 Oct. 2018):

    I can access to the program files but there’s some admin that I can’t access, the sad thing is that vpn don’t work in my school and that trick didn’t even work.

  38. Ben Shapiro said (22 Oct. 2018):

    Lan School is worst then Hillary Clinton!

  39. Jaiden Johnson said (29 Oct. 2018):

    At my school the youtube website is not blocked, but the videos are. i have tried downloading and using vpn’s and different proxy’s but nothing works. any help?

  40. ivan martinez said (31 Oct. 2018):

    i have a chrome computer…. it has no lanschool folder
    can someone help

  41. That other guy said (7 Nov. 2018):

    I got a vpn and it hasn’t done anything. Does it need to not be a chrome extension or something?

  42. AnOnYmOuS said (8 Nov. 2018):

    Don’t think this really belongs here, but at my school they block all .exe’s. They also block usage of the Security tab on properties of files. If you put the files in C:/Windows/tracing you can change the properties of the file to allow for your user and voila! You can run .exe’s! This may not work on all computers though.

  43. FindMyIP said (29 Nov. 2018):

    In my school, they block the program files, they’ve blocked command prompt, restricted “freeware and shareware” websites (no VPN), you can’t install a VPN through a drive since you need the admin password, and the Lanschool chrome tool is admin restricted.

  44. FindMyIP said (29 Nov. 2018):

    Sorry, I meant to say “Proxy avoidance and anonymizers”

  45. Epic Fortnite Gamer said (29 Nov. 2018):

    This is not very epic, I tried this and the school called the cops, now I am facing 50 years in jail.

  46. Jayden O Currence said (29 Nov. 2018):

    For those of you who dont have access to your C: Drive, try viewing some of the programs file locations. I did that with Google Chrome, and i was able to go back a file or two to Program Files (x86). You should be able to follow these instructions from there.

  47. dude said (6 Dec. 2018):

    this is so bad.m this dose not work and is BS. i will advise u to never use this UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.0 star

  48. Windows XP from Microsoft said (10 Jan. 2019):

    U can rightclick the LANSchool icon to get to the C:\ drive

  49. supreme said (17 Jan. 2019):

    they are looking at us without our consent

  50. jwelsted_13_ said (1 Feb. 2019):

    if ur network folder is blocked go to the window tab, then excell right click it and it says more. click that then the bottom one and u should be right in there

  51. mt said (8 Mar. 2019):

    Ok this is so cool. Tell me step by step do hide myself from my teacher!

  52. _d.ch_14 said (11 Mar. 2019):

    It doesnt work reeeeeeee

  53. ISpeedYT said (11 Mar. 2019):

    I have found many ways to bypass LanSchool myself. One is to very simply download a free VPN (Psiphon works very well, but you need to download it from Softonic) or you can settle for a more complicated method that will completely remove all LanSchool files. (This is only necessary for my school, which has many restrictions) Download the free operating system Linux Mint from the Lenovo website on to a flash drive. Boot your school computer from that USB by restarting your computer in BIOS and enabling “boot from USB” and then selecting Linux Mint as your operating system to restart in. Chances are you’re going to have to download onto the USB from your home computer. Once you’re into Mint, you can access all your files and delete them without any restrictions, and they won’t come back.

    P.S. If you want a browser where nothing is blocked and you can get extensions that are normally blocked, download Opera.

  54. ISpeedYT said (11 Mar. 2019):

    And for .exe files and any files that are blocked, you can use the runasinvoker command in a batch file to create a file that you can use to run any program without requiring admin. Look it up and watch a tutorial about how to use it.

  55. ISpeedYT said (11 Mar. 2019):

    And by the way, to get into C: just right click on the chrome desktop icon and hit “open file location. Also, Lenovo computers have Powershell already installed on them when you get them, which is practically a secondary unblocked command prompt.

  56. Add my snap @littley_1 said (13 Mar. 2019):

    Honestly if your teacher takes over your computer you can drag you finger across (esc- delete) and repeat then it will glitch IF IT DOESNT WORK DONT GET MAD!!

  57. Michelle Wilson said (13 Mar. 2019):

    Can someone help me please? I’m so lost. Where are you guys finding it?
    I’m on the extentions…

  58. That girl who needs help with disabling LanSchool said (13 Mar. 2019):


  59. PP Head said (18 Mar. 2019):

    I’ve been charged with murder thanks to you.

  60. i need help said (19 Mar. 2019):

    Who is true hacker and can run a Script to stop Lan school?

  61. jfiliafa said (29 Mar. 2019):

    i cant hack in this thing

  62. jfiliafa said (29 Mar. 2019):

    F***ing lanschool

  63. Chris said (5 Apr. 2019):

    I don’t know what’s worse. The people in this comment section or LanSchool itself.

  64. bobby joe said (10 Apr. 2019):

    i work for lanschools developer and i fixed all of the problem thanks for the info.My name is fake.

  65. Anon a. mous said (16 Apr. 2019):

    For my computer, lanschool is in Windows C: And there are no files within it. I tried deleting the folder, but it was open on another device.

  66. Anonymous bro said (22 Apr. 2019):

    this sucks

  67. me here now said (23 Apr. 2019):

    LOL … just do your school work … break programs at home if that is what you want to do …

  68. ArktykkWynd said (24 Apr. 2019):

    How do you access the files? I don’t know how to get there. I also can’t uninstall in the Chrome Web Store, and I can’t get a VPN (STUPID FREAKING SECURLY). What do I do? I’m really lost PLEEZ HELP BEFORE I JUMP OFF A ROOF

  69. Dhaval Patel said (26 Apr. 2019):

    Make a batch file and run as a startup script.
    wmic product where name=”LanSchool Teacher” call uninstall /nointeractive

  70. Alyssa said (29 Apr. 2019):

    Lol doesnt freaking work REEEEEEEEE ur a Noob.

  71. Dickwad said (29 Apr. 2019):

    Bobby Joe you don’t work for the lanschool developer because te process still works.

  72. anonymous said (11 May. 2019):

    The school has blocked so much stuff that they literally have blocked “filter avoidance” and also in order to delete any of the files it comes up with “login in as administrator then try again” so I can’t get around it. I’ve tried task manager

  73. anonymous said (11 May. 2019):

    I literally can’t even do games at home because they block it on the computer level, im on my wifi, its kinda messed up that they control what we do at home. If anything it makes the situation worse, because we will waste more time trying to get around filters, and then finally gt around them, rendering them useless. Its kind of like antibiotics and resistant bacteria. Also my e ky is semi broken because of THE CHAP SCHOOL LAPTOPS BREAKING ALL TH TIME.

  74. MIchael said (29 May. 2019):

    i dont have student.exe files just LskLock.tmp files

  75. Mister Video said (20 Aug. 2019):

    Who’s here in 2019????????????????????????????????????????????

  76. Mike Hunt said (10 Sep. 2019):

    End the tasks in Task Manager then go to Program Files and delete all the stuff inside the LanSchool folder. Simple as that.

  77. lil E ahh said (12 Sep. 2019):

    yall stupid it work, you just have to be smart

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