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I have Weird Admins on my computer


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#1 shrimpy

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 06:20 PM

I have strange unrecognized Admins on my computer and they appear to be making my IE bounce and climb to very high memory usages.
 
Does anyone know how to take these possibly hacked admins out?
 
Please assume that you are talking to an idiot because I am not well versed in programming or anything like that.
 
Thank you all who decide to help me so much.  I know that you all know your bleepe!

 

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 07:16 PM

Those groups are legit...I have the same ones but instead of Owner-PC, my computer name is different

S-1-15-2-1 part of a security identifier (SID) used by Windows...see Well-Known SID Structures which are a group of SIDs that identify generic groups and generic users...Their values remain constant across all operating systems.

When using Internet Explorer, the browser will run an extra instance of iexplorer.exe for each opened tab as part of the Loosely-Coupled IE and Automatic Crash Recovery features by design. ACR stores information about a browsing session on the hard disk so that in the event of a browser crash, hang, or other unexpected shutdown, it will allow you to resume the last browsing session. If using multiple tabs, ARC allows recovery of all opened tabs in case of a browser failure. Essentially that allows Internet Explorer to prevent itself from closing when a web site in one tab crashes. In order to this, Internet Explorer will open a new process for the main window and another process with any opened tab. As such, it is not unusual to find multiple instances of iexplore.exe running in Task Manager. More information about ACR and LCIE can be found on the IEBlog: IE8 and Reliability. One drawback of this feature is that ACR is known to utilize high memory resources...especially when the more open tabs there are.

Usually when a computer is infected with malware there will be indications (signs of infection) that something is wrong.
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Posted 23 May 2015 - 09:27 AM

Ok then... It would appear that things have changed some since I've paid attention (probably years ago) to what's going on in the Task Manager and if you say all is well then I'm willing to believe just that.

 

Thank you very much Quietman7!  I truly appreciate your knowledge and am glad that it was all a figment of my paranoid imagination.

 

Have a great day and I'm so happy that you all are doing this.  For the longest time, it seemed that the only people who got together were the hackers and virus kids in order to wreak havoc.  It's great to see and know that good guys get together in order to help out the would be prey and victims too!

 

Thanks again!



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Posted 23 May 2015 - 04:50 PM

You're welcome.
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