Windows xp is asking login password after for

July 11, 2011 at 09:31:29
Specs: windows xp sp2
My friend's system is infected with some virus which created subfolders in all the folders with the same name. So we formatted the os.
Intially it is windows xp sp2.
We again installed the same (windows xp sp2)
Then at the login screen, it is asking password for the administrator account though no password was given while installation.
We couldnt understand why it is happening. So again installed windows 7. Then it didnt ask any password.
Could you please explain why it happened?

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July 11, 2011 at 09:48:34
"Could you please explain why it happened?"

Sure, you didn't press the ENTER key. No password was required.

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July 12, 2011 at 06:25:57
Go to

There are two free files to download. One turns on the login and the other turn it off.

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July 17, 2011 at 22:32:29
During the installation of Windows XP, one of the screens mentions setting a password for an account called "Administrator", but this account doesn't require a password (security risk!) and people often skip through installations with out reading the screens. A few steps after that is when you create your everyday user account (again no password required) that has administration permissions.

After installing Windows, make sure you install all the appropriate device drivers (particularly motherboard chipset, video, sound, networking) and get a real-time anti-malware program like Avira Free or Microsoft Security Essentials. In addition, download/install Malwarebytes Free or SuperAntiSpyware Free, or even both for even better protection. The free versions of Mbam and SAS are on-demand, so they'll only scan when you tell them to. Update, then perform quick scans when them once a week, and full scans with all your anti-malware programs (not at the same time, of course) if any of them ever detects a threat.

SAS will detect and remove tracking cookies which aren't necessarily malicious, but a good thing to remove anyway. Don't be alarmed if it finds many tracking cookies.

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