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trickyg

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Hi at work on XP Pro;

Went to log off and had TWO strange users on my pc !!!!

HOW WHY WHAT !!!

What do i do

How Do I stop them ??
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That means that some users on your network are using shared resources on your computer, such as shared folder, printer, etc. If you don't want others to use resources on your computer, don't share them. Follow the steps described here, in order to disable printer and files sharing.
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Actually if he did not manually put those users on his pc, it is possible it is a virus...

What are the names of the users?

If its like Jack or Susan, then its probably what he said above...

but if its like dhd987d5h then you have a virus
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one was a strsange name & the other was an administrator......

I did not for sure put them on !

Managed to delete account via user accounts & dumped them off via Windows task masker ...

Any ideas as to what the [bleep] I should do now ????
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Well the strange name one, was a virus attemtping to make an alternate access point. This feature is an exploit in windows, I have seen it before :whistling:...

The only account you should see when starting up windows normally, is your own user whatever its name is...

you shouldnt even see the administrator account unless you are in safe mode, so the one you are seeing is probably not supposed to be there.

I would download avg free virus scanner ( if you dont already have one ) from http://www.download.com

update the scanner, scan, let it do its stuff. Then go to windows update and update everything you can assosiating with critical updates.

to update windows, open the internet explorer, click TOOLS, then click WINDOWS UPDATE.

Remove those users to, but I think you will find, when you restart, those users will come back, and possibly take over your user. Clear your windows restore and you may need to turn it off.
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