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#1 lo6308

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 04:49 PM

Just recently when I turn on my computer I get this account: IUSER_ADMIN which requires a password. I didn't create the account and I can't find any password that will work. I've looked on other forums and see that other people are starting to have the same problem. It must be something new because no one seems to know anything about it or how to get rid of it.

The only way I've found to log in to my computer is to reboot in safe mode, click on my account and restore the system to an earlier date. This is only a temporary fix because a day later the same thing happens.

Does anyone have any idea what this is and how to get rid of it?

Thanks...

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 05:04 PM

There are a couple of suggestions HERE you can try.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 03:48 PM

:thumbsup: I have deleted it five times. I found that I can go to the control panel and user accts, access and change the password and log on to the acct. But so far nothing has worked to perm delete the acct. I did not have a problem till I added Trojan Remover and Spybot, then it just appeared, which was first of last week. At first I thought someone had hijacked my computer, now I am not sure what to think. Please email me if someone figures out how to fix it.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 03:53 PM

I did not have a problem till I added Trojan Remover and Spybot,

So, remove them and see if the problem persists. Start with Trojan Remover
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:31 PM

This problem is apparently bigger than we first thought. I see the same problem being discussed extensively. Google has been getting a lot of hits on it. Seems to be a global problem. It's fairly new and so far haven't seen any remedy for it. People are saying anything from it's a windows problem to it's a backdoor trojan that is capable of allowing the author to extract all of your personal files on your computer.

Sure hope someone can find the answer to this soon. In the meantime, the best advice is not to perform any personal banking or anything that requires passwords, usernames etc.

The account can be removed temporarily by logging onto computer in safe mode (F8), going to start-run and type "control(space)userpasswords2" and then remove the IUSER_admin account. It will come back sooner or later, so you just have to keep checking your user accounts every day until someone is able to come up with a permanent fix. (It's a hassle, but apparently necessary right now.)

This problem has only developed during the past two weeks. No telling how long it will take for the sperts to find a way out of it.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:50 PM

There's confusion between the
IUSER_admin and the
IUSR_admin accounts.

From what I've seen, the IUSER stuff is bad - while the IUSR stuff may be bad or may not be bad.

I'll move this over to the Am I Infected forums where you can get some expert advice.
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