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#1 williem2

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 11:11 PM

Why would my user profiles not be the same size when I view them with different user accounts?

If I log into user A and it shows user B as being 10mb, should it not be the same size if I were looking at it while logged into user C?



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 12:13 AM

User A is an administrator and has full read permission, whereas user C is a standard/restricted user and cannot determine the file sizes within the directory.

 

My guess... easy to test that theory though.



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 04:57 PM

Tested it. My guess was correct.



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:41 PM

I will check if that is the case. I was just using this as an example. I will open all users and post what kind of account and what they show. Thank you.



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:51 PM

It's easy to check without going back and forth between different users... just by changing permissions on current user.

  • Choose a folder, any folder with folders inside.
  • take a note of its size
  • navigate to a folder inside, right click > properties
  • go to the security tab and edit permissions to deny all on current user
  • go back up one level and check parent folder size

You probably want to reset the permissions after doing this though.



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:16 PM

Can you tell me what a "defaultAppPool" profile is? It is listed as a loaded profile in a FRST scan.

Edited by williem2, 19 May 2015 - 07:18 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:54 PM

Check this out.



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:52 PM

WHY WOULD NI HAVE THIS ON MY COMPUTER?  LOOK AT THIS TOPIC As well.


UNC share on "Server" topic



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 10:00 PM

Could be that some application created/ is using this profile, could have been created by malware.... something else...

 

Sorry I don't have time to look at this more closely for you right now. Very busy.

 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 11:57 PM

I was not asking you to look closely. It does seem if you think it could be malware you would have suggested something. I assume you are part of the team being your title and all????

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:00 AM

It's probably an application that has caused it. There is no prognosis that it is malware without looking closely at logs.

 

Just like malware can cause a slow computer there is no reason to jump to any conclusion of malicious code because a computer is running slowly.

 

I apologise that I really do not have time to look at your machine to identify what has caused this profile, it is very busy for me right now.



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Posted 20 May 2015 - 07:56 PM

No need to apologize.  I would guess at least 50% of all Windows users have some type of malware/spyware. They just are unaware.



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Posted 20 May 2015 - 11:35 PM

Me like fish. You?

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 03:56 AM

Use Tree Size Free - see what it shows fir user profile sizes. 

 

https://www.jam-software.de/customers/downloadTrial.php?article_no=80&language=EN&PHPSESSID=50unsvunqenm8j6r25o219lj15

 

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