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A lot of uknown "user accounts"?

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#1 YoSePh


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 10:57 AM

I see these when accessing my "folder sharing" permissions. When I search for objects on my PC I get a lot of unknown user accounts.


I only have 1 account and the guest one is disabled. I might be infected with some sort of hidden virus - or might be under a Remote Desktop  Protocol (RDP) Attack.


I reformatted my desktop 3 days ago. Can anyone explain this?



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#2 MasterNe0


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 11:17 AM

Those "users" aren't actual users but groups in Windows. Different groups have different permissions on a machine for different tasks, folders, etc. Attempting to modifying or removing any can cause issues with your machine.


here is a page with a better explanation on what groups do if you are curious: http://www.digitalcitizen.life/simple-questions-what-user-group-windows-what-does-it-do

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