Is there unknown people on my pc? P

April 9, 2005 at 17:14:56
Specs: Windows XP, 256

Hello, this is my first message that i am typing on this websites. I have just discovered the site and realised you people out there can help me.
My system is Windows XP and once i check the registry and check the permissions i realise that there are unknown account names in the permissions section (example:s-1-5-32-547) does this mean that unknown hackers are using my computer? They have full control as well. I recently had vmm backdoor and on my system but its removed - do you think this means people are connecting to my computer?

Please help me!

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April 9, 2005 at 19:02:35

Usually that means that that the actual user's name has yet to show up because your system is slow.

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April 10, 2005 at 05:18:55

Thank you for replying to my message but i would be grateful if you could be clearer on your point. So you are saying that bcuz my computers slow it shows up like that? But what about everytime i start windows xp there is the 'read' permission for the restricted and everyone?

Please help me!

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April 10, 2005 at 11:53:28

Sorry, lemme restate that. There are a lot of processes that need to have full control in the background usually. I can't say if you are being hacked or not. Since you have had a problem then your system has not been set up well enough to be sure.

Now, if you suspect you have a problem and you feel that it is worth fixing then you ought to fix it.

What I would do is get the updates like SP2 on a CD. I would get current antivirus and a good firewall program on CD. Have those programs tested for virus's. Disable internet. Then I'd do a clean install, update, install firewall, install A/V. Then I'd make a limited user to use for 99% of the time. Use an Admin account only for installing software or other tasks that must have admin rights.

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April 10, 2005 at 12:25:11

You are talking about seeing this user in the local security settings, in the user rights assignments? On things like "deny access to this computer from the network", "deny logon locally", "logon as a batch job". This is normal, I have it too. As far as I know it is the process built into Windows that takes care of security on your computer.

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