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Suspicious Acounts under Documents and Settings


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#1 camerong

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:28 PM

I have/had an issue with viruses in the recent past and am curious which accounts under C:/documents and settings are legit.

There is my personal named account, as well as:
all users
owner
localservice
networkservice
defualt user

Can any of these be deleted? I am worried that a virus is using them to manipulate my computer.

ALSO in C:/documents and settings are the following hidden log files:
guest.log
admini~1.log (there are 4 of these 1.log-4.log)
ad59a3~1.log (also 4 of these 1.log-4.log)

Any suggestions?

Edited by camerong, 15 July 2009 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:54 PM

Hello,

This is undoubtedly related to the infection you have posted about here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/241930/virus-infection-please-help/ An important thing to remember is that just because symptoms are gone doesn't mean the infection is completely gone.

Because you have this log posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond. Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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