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MarkDreams

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Hi I have been busy trying to get a friends PC running again! :)

All patches done ... except a few Microsoft Suite updates as they dont have the disks which Mircosoft ask for.

Leaving that aside I discovered that I have an unknown account listed! I wish to delete this "User" from the system. :tazz:

From Command Prompt in Win XP the directory I wish to delete is:
c:\"Documents and settings"\Owner

But first I need to delete any files within this account as the dos commands "rd" will only remove directories holding no file records.

Hence I have gone into the "Owner" and used "dir" to list directories.

Two directories are listed "My Music" and "My Pictures" having already deleted a file "My Documents".

When I visit "My Music" or "My Pictures" and use "dir" the message displays
0 Files 0 bytes :tazz:

Great I think .... so from c:\"Documents and settings"\Owner I issue the command rd "My Pictures" and rd "My Music" seperately.

The former returns the message "The directory is not empty" :)
The latter returns the message "Access is denied" :ph34r:

Whats more this account is only listed in safe mode not in normal mode. :)

Question is: How do I remove this directory for this User? (A possible security risk whilst on the net) :ph34r:
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darth_ash

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Do not delete user Accounts directly.
Use User Accounts in Control Panel.
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Owner is a default account in some OEM machines. Why do you feel it needs to be deleted?
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MarkDreams

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Thanks guys for such a swift response.

Their PC had 7 Trojan Horses; Dozens of Virus and Many Files and Folders reporting Virus infection.

Basically with knowledge gained by working on my Own PC I have done as best I can for them.

Both McAlfee / AVG report clean. (Trojans locked in vault).

I have 5 DSO Exploits which are associated with IE. (So I beleive.) Identical to those on this other PC.
The regedit fix ...on another website .... doesn't appear to work; but it is mentioned that Microsoft would need to issue a fix for IE.
I have IE6.0

In answer to your question: Maybe paranoid?
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MarkDreams

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Hi again....
Just found the site I was referring to earlier:
http://www.greymagic...ories/gm001-ie/


The fix was:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Internet Settings \ Zones \ 0]
Change the value of "1004" (DWORD) to 3.


When I click on DWORD I get a box asking for value in either Hex or Decimal.
If I select Decimal and enter 3 ... the box displays Hex. Suppose it does not really matter which I use as 3 is 3 in Hex or Decimal.

But I still have the problem reported by Spybot.

Would like to know if you have time.
All the best Mark :tazz:
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Would like to know what?

The DSO exploits are not an issue if you have been properly patched by Windows Update--it is a glitch in spybot that still reports it.
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Dear gerryf
As I am teaching myself; much to learn your comments is valuable.
Thanks for that bit of information. Nice to know.
Mark :tazz:
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fwiw, the newer version of spybot supposedly fixes this glitch...you may be using 1.3 version
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