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Posted 16 April 2010 - 11:16 AM
Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:13 PM
Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:27 PM
Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:39 PM
What system settings are you changing?
Is using msconfig the only system anomaly?
Well...did you run any scans (AV, SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes)?
Are all critical updates to date installed for XP?
Have you checked Event Viewer for possible clues...noted errors?
How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/
i knwo the hidden admin account
trying running a malwarebytes scan just to be safe.
Also, how did you check to make sure you only have 1 account? Is this because only 1 shows up on the startup splash screen? If so, rightclick your mycomputer, choose manage and go to local users and groups tab, expand the users folder and see what users are listed. There may be an 'administrator' account that is installed but not set to show in the startup screen. If this is the case, you may have to log in as this user to get the rights you need to make your changes.
Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:52 PM
Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:14 AM
i can edit settings and save them but before it says something like "settings saved" i get a message that i don't have he right and i have to log into an admin account.
If you have verified that your current user is part of the administrators group, and you are still getting rights errors, then something else is overriding your rights. This is most likely some kind of malware, possibly a rootkit.
I suggest you open a new thread about your symptoms maybe in the BleepingComputer.com > Security > Am I infected? What do I do? forum.
Nothing in windows but malware would be causing your issue. I understand you did some good scans, but not everything will show up on a scan, and rootkits are particularly hard to track down sometimes. Sorry for the non-answer, but you definitely have an infection.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:52 AM
Edited by hamluis, 20 April 2010 - 11:54 AM.
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