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Just a question about user accounts on XP


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#1 mrne72

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 04:27 PM

I was wondering if there are too many user accounts on my home (no one else on this thing) computer.
When I run regedit, there are a number of entries under HKEY Users:

S-1-5-18
S-1-5-19
S-1-5-19_Classes
S-1-5-20
S-1-5-20_Classes
S-1-5-21-(string of numbers)-1003
S-1-5-21-(string of numbers)-1003_Classes

Are these legit entries, or should I be worried? From what I've seen in the past, copies of things can be hacks, but I just don't know and was hoping someone with real knowledge of this could give me some guidance, as I'm kinda worried I may have an open "in" if there's a bogus user account on my computer.
Thanks for your time :thumbsup:

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#2 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 04:39 PM

Go to start/control panel/user accounts. How many users are lised at the bottom? The same amount in the post? Just turn them off and remove them if so.

#3 mrne72

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 03:29 AM

Ok, there was just the Owner and Guest account (currently off) listed. So hopefully that's good. I'm still paranoid after the run in with the CWS/swapx CRAP (which I can't say thank you enough for the tutorials they've written up for this site. I would have never gotten that thing removed without it).
Thanks for the response :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 09:13 AM

You should be safe. I only have the same accounts. Admin and guest(off) Like when you start up there will only be admin on the welcome screen? I know there is a setting to let you click a name on the welcome screen everytime you boot up. I might be confusing you. I think your safe.

I so hate CWS CRAP I now try to fight it myself along with many others on the HJT team!




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