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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:03 PM
Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:34 PM
Did you recently upgrade the OS to Windows 7 Ultimate? That particular user account is related to OS upgrades, the migration of user data during upgrades, and the preparation of Windows image files for deployment.
Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:55 PM
Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:32 PM
If you didn't upgrade your OS, or install a new OS on your PC, did you recently install any other program, like Symantec or Blackberry desktop? That admin file is associated with temporary folders where various installation files are stored. The admin account itself is not malicious, if that's what you're concerned about. However, malware can use it.
Hope that helps.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:13 AM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:42 AM
That c:\users\admini~1 account was created when you installed the trial version of 7 ultimate. There's a reason some of those registry keys are encrypted -- you're using a trial version of 7 ultimate. There's no way to access or unencrypt those registry keys without entering a valid product activiation code. Without seeing the actual registry key settings you are referring to, it's hard to say if they are set properly or not, but my guess is they probably are. You don't want to try to alter or edit those keys, or delete that admini~1 account -- you'll just brick your hard drive.
If you were having issues with 7 home premium, a repair/restore from the recovery partition or installation DVD would have been a better fix than installing a trial version of 7 ultimate.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:28 PM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:20 PM
That is a shame. At this point, your only real option is to back up any user data you want to salvage, make sure you have all installation disks for programs and hardware drivers you'll want to reinstall, reformat the hard drive to wipe it as clean as possible, and do a clean install of the operating system.
Staying off the Internet is a short-term fix -- your computer is going to crash permanently at some point, by the sound of it. Unfortunately, it seems the spyware on your computer has corrupted too many system files to have any hope of removing it effectively.
And when you do reinstall the operating system, make sure you've got good antivirus/antimalware installed. Sorry the news isn't better.
Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:49 PM
Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:54 AM
From where did you download this trial version of Win 7 Ultimate?
That...might be your problem with the current installl.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:34 PM
Edited by kiwipoppy, 12 May 2013 - 03:49 AM.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:05 AM
Try copying and pasting it into the reply window, rather than attaching it.
If I understand what you're saying, you upgraded from XP to Windows 7 on this PC, and have now installed a trial version of 7 Ultimate from a CD. You say the problem or problems have been the same since you were running XP -- but I'm still not clear what those problems are. Are there recurring problems with Trojans and malware? If so, upgrading operating systems won't solve that.
That particular registry key, HKLM\System, handles system configuration, including mounted devices, drivers, etc. Are you having an issue with a mounted device that you're hoping to solve in the registry? Or you just want to make sure your settings are correct?
Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:39 PM
I've gone back and read the thread you posted in the antivirus section. Judging from the issues you described and the steps you took there, at this point you really only have one option: reformat the hard drive to wipe it as clean as possible, and do a clean install of the operating system. Doing in-place upgrades isn't going to address the issue.
Unfortunately, when you transferred files over from the old system to the new, some of those files either became corrupt, were corrupt, or were incompatible with the new system, since it doesn't look like they found any evidence of malware in the log files you posted. I notice the moderator of the antivirus forum also kept asking you why you want to change entries in the registry. Editing those registry keys isn't going to address the issues you are having, and may only make the problems worse.
As much as I dislike being the bearer of bad news, it seems the only way you are going to solve your issues once and for all is to do a clean install of the operating system. Sorry.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:17 PM
Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:23 PM
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