[Tutor] How would I make a program that password protects on an inactivity timer?

mjrmonkeyman at aol.com mjrmonkeyman at aol.com
Mon Aug 28 23:17:42 CEST 2006

 (This is on Windows, on something called novell, or something close which acts as a logon service)
 I recently got into high school and we tested our logins for the computers... That was when I noticed that there's no way to activate password protection on inactivity, or no way to secure the computer at all without logging off (with the old computers, logging off and on takes about 10 mins) and deleting personal files was one of the favorite pranks in middle school. I was wondering how I would go about creating a program, that ran a timer that reset when you move the mouse or hit a key, so that when the timer runs out it freezes all processes except itself and brings itself up to the top, so it unfreezes the processes when you enter the password.
 I have a basic understanding of python...mostly what I need to know is how to freeze and unfreeze the processes, and bring the program to the top. Also, If there is a way to turn off/restart the computer, or log off (of novell) I'd appreciate it if you could tell me.
 If this is not possible, is there any way to end/restart the explorer.exe program? If not, is there any other way you would reccomend securing the computer? (not a program thats downloaded, we have to prove that everything we download is for educational purposes @_@)
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