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Windows 7: Found user "fbwuser", is it safe to remove?

14 Nov 2013   #1
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Found user "fbwuser", is it safe to remove?

hi there

I was checking some stuff on my pc and for a chance I went to the "users" folder and then I found this "fbwuser"...

some other user said it could be this HotSpot shield, but I never installed it. what I did install recently was Junos Pulse that is a VPN client that I use at work, now uninstalled from the system though..

more info here New account on windows 7 I didn't make.? - Yahoo! Answers

is it safe to delete that user? recently scanned pc for malware with Malwarebytes and said all OK.

thanks
Gab


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14 Nov 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Do you see HotSpot shield in Control Panel, Programs and Features?
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15 Nov 2013   #3
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Do you see HotSpot shield in Control Panel, Programs and Features?
nope, there's no such thing, actually I deleted the user yesterday and all seems normal now anyway. ran a scan for malware and nothing came up.. bit of a mistery... maybe one of the win updates did that?

thanks
Gab
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17 Nov 2013   #4
x BlueRobot

 

It's not a result of Windows Update. I have no such User account on my system.

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=127223.0
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17 Nov 2013   #5
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
It's not a result of Windows Update. I have no such User account on my system.

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=127223.0
mistery, only thing I can think of is that I have installed Juniper Pulse (VPN) for my work, but I removed that. I don't have such program for the Hotspot thingie....

thanks anyway
Gab
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17 Nov 2013   #6
x BlueRobot

 

Both programs are VPNs, therefore both programs may rely on similar code, thus creating the user fbwuser folder? Just a hypothesis.
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18 Nov 2013   #7
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

possible my friend, at this point im not surprised of anything
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18 Nov 2013   #8
x BlueRobot

 

It's not causing problems, so I wouldn't worry about it
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