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#1 kdude22

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:11 AM

when i press windows key + L to go to the welcome screen, the box to enter my password automatically somes up, but previously it has not done that. i have done a hijackthis log and nothing was found in it that could be causing it. i know this seems trivial but it could signify something more threatening.


I think there might be a setting in the registry that could change that behavior on the welcome screen, any thoughts?

~*This post has been edited to remove the HJT log file. Logs may only be reviewed by HJT team members. - rigel*~

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:31 AM

I think you're infected (but am not an expert at HJT logs). I'd suggest reading the directions on the following page and posting your HJT log there: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:33 AM

I was directed here by rosty

he said the log was clean but i jsut posted that in case you needed it.

is there anything you can do to help me? (ie the registry?)

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 03:06 PM

Isn't it supposed to do that? :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 04:01 PM

Hi kdude22, :thumbsup: to BC

Is Windows fully updated or do you have more than one user account? Does it do this when you first turn on your computer or only when you use the Windows key + L shortcut?

If you have .NET framework 1.1 installed and it is not fully updated you will have the behavior you are talking about occur. Go to windows update and make sure that you are fully updated.

If you have more than one user account you will also have to go through the welcome screen.

That said I have to kind of echo Sneakycyber's thoughts that since the whole point of the Windows key + L is to take you to the log on screen in the first place, it seems to me like it is working as it is supposed to.
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 07:20 PM

this is what i used to see on the welcome screen after a windows key + L

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now, this is what i see

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and after i click away from the text box, i see this

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notice how it does not tell me how many programs i have running or even that i am logged on... even when i am logged on

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 07:43 PM

Ahh, pictures. Pictures really do say a thousand words.

I notice that you have a symbol in the upper left corner of your log-on screen. Are you using software to do this or did you do a registry edit? If you are using software, have you tried turning this software off to see if this is the issue? If you did a registry edit do you remember exactly what you did so you can undo it?

I would try undoing any edits to your registry or turning off the software you use to see if they are issue or not.

Edited by Ronbo, 20 May 2007 - 07:44 PM.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 08:25 PM

that is the fingerprint reader built into my microsoft-brand keyboard
i have had this since i got my laptop, and the issue only started recently
no registry edits were required for this

i hope that helps. any other ideas?

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:24 AM

This could be that you're now required (for some reason) to use a password to logon. To change this, go to Start...Run...and type in "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) and press Enter. In the next screen will be a check box about requiring users to enter a password to logon. Uncheck it, click on Apply, fill in the password, click OK and it shouldn't bother you again.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:22 PM

no change. so you dont think there is a registry setting that is doing this?

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:31 PM

The steps that I outlined should've changed the registry settings. Have you installed any security programs or any tweaking utilities recently? That may be locking the settings "for your own protection".
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:33 PM

i dont ahve any new security software except what i first installed. i have not changed anything since

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 09:45 PM

Well, this was on my laptop too. Eventually, windows decides (by majority logins per user, ie: you if there is only 1) that there is a "main user" for the computer. After it does so, the password box opens automatically. there is no virus, yet a sweep per week is always a good idea. McAfee is the best for this purpose. Otherwise, your computer is fine. This edit is in registry...but no one I know can figure out how to change it. Curently, you have normal XP behavior.

Edited by AzraelTheDarkOne, 21 May 2007 - 09:46 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2007 - 09:48 PM

:thumbsup: :flowers: whew! thanks a bunch. i was mainly worried that this was a symptom of a virus that i had and didnt know about. sorry to trouble you with this, and thank you again! :trumpet:

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 06:39 PM

Better to Ask and be virus free then ignore it and have your computer crash.. :thumbsup:

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