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XP Pro New user problem


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WillyRok

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Hi,
I have had my user on my XP Pro SP3 laptop for 6 years. Recently, I created a user for each of my two kids so they could use the laptop for school work. However I found that the new users, when attempting to log in, are immediately logged off. My user continues to work fine.

I believe this is the leftover effect of a past virus which in some way altered the registry settings for the Default User account. (The virus was cleaned up and the laptop is currently virus free, and running a current version of AVG 9 Internet Security which scans regularly)

So I checked the "Run" key in the NTUser.dat reg hive for each of the the new users I created, but there is nothing there.

To the best of my knowledge, all of the other reg hives affect every user on the machine, and since my user works fines, that indicates those hives are not the source of the problem. My questions are, 1: Is there another hive that is unique to each user, and 2: Where else in the "Current_User" hive are any startup items stored that I am unaware of?

Thanks for the help,
Bill
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rshaffer61

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I suggest you go to the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal Forum and run all the steps located in the
START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own.
If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post the reguested logs in THAT forum.
If you are unable to run any of the tools then start a new topic in the malware forum and put this in the subject line...I am unable to run any malware tools

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

Add a link to this topic so that malware tech can see what steps have been taken here
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WillyRok

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Thanks for the replies. However, my computer does not currently have a virus or malware. This is the lingering after affect of a virus, similar to when a virus disables registry editing or Task Manager and the effect remains after the virus is cleaned up. Just looking for some help in locating the problem.
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