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Admin rights mess


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#1 Guest_amerkiller1995_*

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 11:16 AM

It may sound weird but i have 1 user account on my pc and there is a problem with it. When i edit system settings
for example
i change settings in msconfig
i click ok and get a message that i need to have admin rights to change these settings
i click ok and a window pops out that the settings have been saved.
i have been through a few infections in the past and i think that may be the problem source.
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:13 PM

What system settings are you changing?

Is using msconfig the only system anomaly?

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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/

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:27 PM

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.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:39 PM

What system settings are you changing?

Is using msconfig the only system anomaly?

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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/

Louis

hi :flowers:
i mean when i change settings everywhere
it doesnt happen when i run files or something just settings
my syste is 100% clean (norton, mbam, spybot)
checking the event viewer right now :thumbsup:


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.

i knwo the hidden admin account
except it is only my "Comp"
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i went to hidden admin and made comp admin but it didnt change anything

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:52 PM

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.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:14 AM

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.

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.
ok i will start an infection thread :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:52 AM

Now that you have made a post in the Am I Infected forum, Link, AII, I am closing this thread to prevent confusion and well-intended suggestions that would conflict with the fact that you have now reported this as a malware problem.

In the event that it is not and your system is declared free of malware...and you want to reopen this thread in the XP forum...send me a PM and I will do so at that time.

This thread is now closed.

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 20 April 2010 - 11:54 AM.





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