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#1 saltedm8

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:08 AM

hi, a few weeks ago I activated the hidden administrator account to perform an administrative action using
net user administrator active:yes

I have done this many times on my pc, then I used
net user administrator active:no
to hide it again.. switched off my laptop and thought nothing of it

then I logged in today and its still active, so I ran the command again... and it still did not go
so I thought I would log in to see if there was anything that was stopping it, drawing at straws really...

I tried to log in and the password was changed for some reason, so I used control userpasswords2 from the run command to change it
I successfully logged in

no problems that I could see, so i tried deactivating it again, with no luck

I tried to log into the administrator account once again.. and the password was not working... very strange

would anyone know what is going on and how to fix it.. thanks

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:32 AM

Try scanning for malware. This topic has links to free, online scanners: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 01:44 PM

its not malware... it has to do with ms software, I know i am clean, thanks for suggesting though

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 01:47 PM

Since you know best, I'll leave this for others to respond to.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:50 PM

sorry, I did not mean to sound rude, but I know that its not malware simply because the computer has never been connected to the internet nor has had any programme that is not from a well known source installed on it

it has

dreamweaver, photoshop and kaspersky ( there just in case I find the need to connect - its my portfolio laptop to show customers their websites before I put it online - I trancfer the files to a disk and put them onto my pc to get them online, so nothing foreign even touches it ), all from genuine bought disks ( obviously that is aside from the usual junk microsoft and acer like to throw into the operating system ) but that's it, I should have said that to start with and I am sorry

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