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Do I have a rootkit? Random user in computer as NT AUTHORITY

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:39 PM

I just downloaded a program which my friend told me to use because of random disk usage in backround and for some reason under my system profile there is a user named NT AUTHORITY am i infected with a rootkit? here are my processes under process hacker in admin mode

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:55 PM

NT AUTHORITY is typically a Windows profile used for shared folder settings. It has administrator capability. It is part of the OS.

If you recently updated your .net framework it accessed this windows profile.

It is highly unlikely that the NT AUTHORITY is the cause of your issues.

If you feel you have a specific malware issue please create a new topic in the Am I Infected, What do I do? forum.

Describe your symptoms and steps taken to isolate the issue. List all scans done as well. If the person helping asks for out put then you can provide it.

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