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"run as" dialogue launches at random


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#1 keithBr

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:28 AM

Hi All

I hope you can help with this.

Windows XP Pro.
My login does not have administrator rights.

At random intervals the run as dialogue pops up, mostly when I am not doing anything on the machine.

I click on cancel each time, but I would like to know how I can find out what launched the dialogue to enable me to decide if it is a legitimate request or a virus/malware.

Thanks in anticipation

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:03 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum!

What else does the "run as" diaglogue box say?
That may be helpful.

Also, if you dont have admin rights whose system is this?
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:50 PM

thank you for the welcome :thumbsup:

It's my system and there is an administrator’s account, I prefer to use an account without admin rights on the grounds that if my account cannot install programs or make system changes then any malware etc. that has a go at my machine is less likely to be able to install or make changes.

I have attached (I hope) a screen dump of the dialogue

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 07:09 AM

It turns out the answer is to give invalid administrator credentials to the "run as" dialogue and the calling program will then complain it cannot do the update, the progrm name appears in the title bar of the resulting dialogue




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