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Where did these users came from? How should I treat them?


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#1 cherm

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 06:13 AM

Hi,

I ran a application called "Repair_Windows" and found two unexpected user accounts (See pic), Aktyth and V9UpkZ. These two users aren't available when I check my USERS directory. When I opt to unhide, they show up. All files listed are closed, but I take ownership, they show. In spite of carrying familial extensions (doc, rtf, jpg), MS Word fails to open them.

I tried to delete them, but they showup after reboot. I tried clean reboot, and these users reappear.

Should I try to get rid of them? If yes, how?



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:50 AM

Was this Tweaking.com's Windows Repair?

 

The Aktyth and V9UpkZ are reparse points.  This is a normal function within the operating system.  The following is a direct quote from Microsoft.

 

A file or directory can contain a reparse point, which is a collection of user-defined data. The format of this data is understood by the application which stores the data, and a file system filter, which you install to interpret the data and process the file. When an application sets a reparse point, it stores this data, plus a reparse tag, which uniquely identifies the data it is storing. When the file system opens a file with a reparse point, it attempts to find the file system filter associated with the data format identified by the reparse tag. If a file system filter is found, the filter processes the file as directed by the reparse data. If a file system filter is not found, the file open operation fails.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:55 AM

Thanks for the information. Good to get a calming tip once in awhile ...



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:03 AM

You are welcome.

 

I can make a suggestion which may help you keep your sanity when you run across small unknowns like this... Google it. :thumbup2:


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:05 AM

Got it!



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:11 AM

I will add this, if you don't get an answer that you understand by Googling it don't hesitate to post a question about it.  This one was pretty straightforward since it was part of the Windows file system.  But sometimes the answer will create more questions than answers if you don't have the experience to understand it.  That's why there are members like myself here to help.


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:21 PM

Good to have you, folks. That's what I understand by supporting community.






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