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kelkay

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I had a clean computer, and put in a brand new wireless router, with adapter. About 2 days later I found I had a trojan. I deleted the trojan, and rechecked, it was gone. So then I updated flash player, and java. I then did another scan, this time it showed 2 trojans in D: restore, and 3 in java, and flash player...the updates I just did. I checked them before installing with Kaspersky. Kaspersky showed no virus. Well I went into safe mode and I found I had not just my main HP Administrator account(it has password), but there was another administrator account showing. On the welcome screen there was just one administrator. I decided to click into the regular Administrator account, and sure enough it let me right in. This just doesn't seem right. I did a complete factory settings restore not that long ago. I have a new hard drive on it. On the welcome screen now there is a guest account, and I never put that in either. I just had the one HP Administrator and that is it. So I restarted and looked at the welcome screen to see if that extra admin was there, no. But now there is a guest account that I never added on it. Does anyone have any idea what is going on here? I am afraid someone has hacked into my computer via my wireless router.
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Hi there,

These are standard accounts on an XP Home computer. Generally by default the Administrator account is enabled with no password, but hidden - only visible when logging in from Safe Mode.

In my opinion, it would be best to login to the Administrator account again (in safe mode) and create a secure password for it that you will remember. Then disable the Guest account.

Also a good idea to change your main user account password while you are at it.

Cheers

Troy
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That sounds like a winner to me, thank you Troy!!!
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