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Windows 7: Two unknown user accounts showing in the security tab

23 Jan 2012   #1
badspell68

Windows 7
 
 
Two unknown user accounts showing in the security tab

I have two unknown user accounts showing in the security tab. They do not exist under "user accounts" in control panel. I have been unable to delete them and thought they might be part of Comodo firewall or Avast antivirus?

I'm not familiar with how to navigate to the security tab other then right clicking on a file...is there another way? I recently updated both their rights to deny everything in the hopes that might prevent any malicious behavior?




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23 Jan 2012   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Jeff,

how many accounts are in use? This is how my Laptop C; looks.

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Remember your image is from Groundhog Day.


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23 Jan 2012   #3
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Account Unknown comes from previous installations or other installations of Windows. Or from accounts that have existed at one point and no longer. Judging from the SID points to the former.
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23 Jan 2012   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Account Unknown comes from previous installations or other installations of Windows. Or from accounts that have existed at one point and no longer. Judging from the SID points to the former.
Having looked at Jeff's image 1, it looks like its from something that he installed.
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23 Jan 2012   #5
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have a thread with the same prob....I have a good screenshot.

Roderunner.... Don't look at the properties of the laptop. Look at the properties of the system/OS itself.
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23 Jan 2012   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
Roderunner.... Don't look at the properties of the laptop. Look at the properties of the system/OS itself.
What do you think C: drive on my laptop is then
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23 Jan 2012   #7
badspell68

Windows 7
 
 

The only account that should be in use is one admin account, the Jeff account, that is visible in the Control Panel "User Accounts". Should I and can I delete the two unknown accounts?
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24 Jan 2012   #8
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
Roderunner.... Don't look at the properties of the laptop. Look at the properties of the system/OS itself.
What do you think C: drive on my laptop is then
You're looking at the properties of C:\. You're not looking at system properties...
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24 Jan 2012   #9
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
Roderunner.... Don't look at the properties of the laptop. Look at the properties of the system/OS itself.
What do you think C: drive on my laptop is then
You're looking at the properties of C:\. You're not looking at system properties...
How then, do you suggest I look at system properties ?
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24 Jan 2012   #10
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badspell68 View Post
The only account that should be in use is one admin account, the Jeff account, that is visible in the Control Panel "User Accounts". Should I and can I delete the two unknown accounts?
These two unknown accounts are possible only for that file you used, and should be left alone.

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Try another one.


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