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Unable to delete user account in Windows 8.1


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#1 jubu

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 12:43 PM

I keep having this issue with a local account that keeps recreating after a restart of my laptop running Windows 8.1. I discovered this after an unrelated issue on another family computer.

 

For some reason, a local user account called "War Games" keeps gets recreated after a reboot. It does not appear to administrative rights. I try to delete it through User Accounts as well as in Safe Mode to delete but no luck.

 

I have run multiple scans with Malwarebytes and ESET Smart Security 8 but unable to detect anything.

 

Is there another utility I can use to find out what may be happening?

 

 



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Posted 19 September 2015 - 03:08 PM

If war game is your administrative user account you wish to disable open the Elevated Command Prompt.  The easiest way to open this is to press the Windows key windowskey_zps092d5c75.png and the X key at the same time.  A menu will open, select Command Prompt (Admin).  This will open the command prompt.

 

copy and paste net user war games /active:no in the command prompt, then press Enter.


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