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#1 joffy192


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Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:16 AM

When I try to log out and turn off my computer, a box pops up that says something like Are you sure you want to log off, and it says that other people are logged in to my computer. What does this mean?

Edit: Moved topic from Am I infected? What do I do? to the more appropriate forum, basing the XP forum choice on previous posts. ~ Animal

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:16 PM

Do you have more than one user account on your computer? If so, and that person using the computer then decided to Switch Users rather than log off, you will get the message you receive when you turn off or restart your computer.

Log off closes all programs and unloads setting. The next time that user logs on, everything will have to load up again.

Switch user means settings are retained and if programs are open, they stay open. You don't have to wait for your security programs and whatever else you have set to run at start up to load.

Is this happening on the computer which has the problems you mentioned


I notice that you haven't started a new topic in Am I Infected about the issues in the 2 links above.

I'm not a malware removal expert so I don't know if it's possible an infection could cause the message IF no one else uses the computer.
But based on your other issues, posting in AII is something you need to do.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 19 April 2010 - 10:43 PM.

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