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Windows 7: How do you delete hidden admin account in windows 7?

27 Aug 2010   #1
mischa08

windows 7 32bit
 
 
How do you delete hidden admin account in windows 7?

ok so I have enabled the hidden admin account in windows 7 and I picked up a virus...it won't let me do nothing...I have tried installing antivirus but it keeps giving me an error message that says the application I am trying to open is infected and it won't open it....

now I can log into the other account and work fine, however these accounts do no admin priviledges!

so my question is can I delete the current hidden admin acct and recreate a new one? or is there anyway around my problem, basically how I can I restore the account back to normal. Please help?

Thanks.


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27 Aug 2010   #2
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I would run a virus scan from a bootable cdrom or DVD. Removing some viruses while still in Windows is like trying to treat poison ivy while walking naked through the woods. You might get some of it but it'll probably pop up somewhere else.

When you're clean, this might help:

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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27 Aug 2010   #3
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I would try booting into safe mode with networking. You may be able to install and updates a malware scanner, like MalwareBytes, and update it in safe mode. If there are any specific symptoms, like pop-ups from a certain program, you may be able to find out more about the specific virus online. I've removed many viruses by deleting certain files associated with the virus while in safe mode, then running a antivirus scan after rebooting into the normal mode.
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28 Aug 2010   #4
billynomates

Win7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Removing some viruses while still in Windows is like trying to treat poison ivy while walking naked through the woods.
Love it!
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28 Aug 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mischa08 View Post
ok so I have enabled the hidden admin account in windows 7 and I picked up a virus...it won't let me do nothing...I have tried installing antivirus but it keeps giving me an error message that says the application I am trying to open is infected and it won't open it....

now I can log into the other account and work fine, however these accounts do no admin priviledges!

so my question is can I delete the current hidden admin acct and recreate a new one? or is there anyway around my problem, basically how I can I restore the account back to normal. Please help?

Thanks.
Welcome to SevenForums Mischa.

First, boot into safe mode and disable the built-in administrator account as given in:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Now with that done, boot into safe mode with networking and download, install and run Malware Bytes. Go to the site given below and to no other. There are many evil sites with very, very similar names or the same names--one example is malwarebytes.COM. you need MalwareBytes.ORG.

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VIRUS and MALWARE REMOVAL
1. Download MalwareBytes. Malwarebytes Malwarebytes
2. Disconnect from the Internet.
3. Disable your present antivirus software and firewall.
4. Remove your present antivirus software and firewall.
5. Install and run the MalwareBytes Quick Scan (remove any bad guys). 3min 29secs on my laptop.
6. Reconnect to Internet.
7. Update MalwareBytes.
8. Run malwarebytes quick scan again.(remove any bad guys). 3min 38secs on my laptop.
9. Run MalwareBytes full scan. 16min 8secs on my laptop. With large,full disk ~2hours.
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