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How can I get my administrator privileges back?


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#1 fantasy09

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 12:26 AM

I don't have a virus anymore,but what it left in it's wake is what I'm having a small problem with. I was attacked by a virus called Smart Security,but I was helped greatly to fix all that recently here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/320798/smart-security-infection/ . So of course I thought I was fine,but today I tried to install a game that requires administrator privileges and I am an admin. However, it wouldn't let me with the error message administer is only authorized to install etc. I then tried to install it in three more admin accounts and the same error came up. That's the only problem I have with admin privileges though. Everything else a admin can do under a admin username I am allowed to. So what's wrong and how can I get all my admin privileges back so I can install what I want.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:32 AM

I would try creating a new account, and see if that issue still exists.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 01:49 PM

That's the problem all my accounts are admin,but I can't install anything that needs admin privileges on them.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 01:51 PM

Did you create a new account? Your profiles could be damaged/corrupted.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 01:54 PM

Yes,I created a new admin account and the exact same thing happens. Which is weird because in order to create other user accounts you must be an admin. So it recognizes that I am on some things,but if I want to install something it doesn't.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 01:58 PM

In all honesty pm the person that was helping you and have them reopen your malware thread. I think something is still messed up.




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