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Unknown User Of My Computer?

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#1 deacunblu


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Posted 23 January 2007 - 09:50 PM

I just ran a scan of my computer to get a Computer Profile Summary using Belarc Advisor, one of the things it lists are all users of the computer, the following data were included in the report:

local user accounts last logon
Administrator 1/22/2007 3:54:48 AM (admin)
jeff williams 1/23/2007 10:55:17 AM (admin)

Jeff Williams is me, and that logon time for jeff williams is correct, I did logon at that time(it was a reboot) its the first one that puzzles me, I was in bed then, and there was no one else here. NObody else EVER uses my comp, at least, I didn't think so?

Hovering over user names gives details about the user, which is strange also:

jeff williams
Privilage: administrator
Number of Logons: 797
Password Age: 31 days
SID: s-1-5-21-1715567821-436374069-839522115-1004

Privilage: administrator
Number of Logons: 6
Password Age: 31
SID: s-1-5-21-1715567821-436374069-839522115-500

Can anyone tell me if this is a problem, could the other user be a hacker? Internet is always on. Why are there only 6 logons for this "ghost" user? Why are the password ages the same, I don't use a password to logon. What do the SID numbers mean? Thanks in advance for any answers.
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 10:55 AM

well, the administrator account is a system one so it's not hackers or a virus or anything. you can see for yourself. Try rebooting your pc in safe mode by pressing F8 at the windows booting screen and select safe mode.

#3 Johanna


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Posted 24 January 2007 - 09:30 PM

Do you have any tasks scheduled for those middle-of-the-night times?
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