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#1 Jimbo15

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 04:24 AM

Hi

I started my PC the other day and found that it asked for a log-in name. I had always just started the PC from the Welcome screen, without the need to log-in. I logged in with my administrator enabled name (which I had not previously needed to use), and my PC started up.

I then found that I was logged in, but with a limited account!

No way could I access the User Accounts, or use Restore.

After some various attempts to log-in, I discovered that I could Log-in using Administrator1 as a log-in name.

I then renamed my account to my normal name as it was previously enabled as Computer Administrator.

I can now start the computer without having to log-in.

The worry is, non of this was an alteration by me to any settings! Have I been a victim of some Trojan attack or similar?

My operating system is XP Home Edition, I have F-Secure Internet Security running, and also several anti spyware programmes.

Please help.

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#2 ThorXP

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 05:52 AM

I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.
A member of the HijackThis Team will walk you through, step by step, how to disinfect your computer.
Once you post your log, don't make any changes to your system, as that could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your system.

Read Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

Please read, and follow, all directions carefully!!!

Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum, at this link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/ Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, as these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:

Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.




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