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Windows 7: 2nd user account at login screen, Should I be worried?

02 Aug 2015   #1
Rhaxia

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - SP1
 
 
2nd user account at login screen, Should I be worried?

Hi Everyone!

I noticed that I have an additional account shown at my login screen. It's not a user account I created, and it doesn't show up under Control Panel>User Accounts. The only thing that shows up in the User Accounts page is my user account (shown as admin), and a guest account (shown as off).

I'm wondering if I should be worried about this second user account shown at the login screen, or if there was a way to remove/hide this 2nd user account from showing up at the login screen? I'm not sure how it came/shown up in the first place. I'm hoping someone can explain this issue to me and/or help! Thanks!


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02 Aug 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Your forum system specs indicate that you use Avast for your antivirus app. However, did you ever use ESET? If so, then please see this post. If not, then use Windows (file) Explorer to see is there is a user folder (C;\Users\username) for this additional account. If there is a user profile folder for this additional account, then the date on that folder and its sub-folders might give you a clue about how long the user account has been active.
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02 Aug 2015   #3
Rhaxia

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Your forum system specs indicate that you use Avast for your antivirus app. However, did you ever use ESET? If so, then please see this post. If not, then use Windows (file) Explorer to see is there is a user folder (C;\Users\username) for this additional account. If there is a user profile folder for this additional account, then the date on that folder and its sub-folders might give you a clue about how long the user account has been active.
Hi UsernameIssues! I have never heard of nor have used ESET. I have checked to see if there was a user folder under C:\Users for that extra account, and there isn't one, just my user folder and a public one.
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02 Aug 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

If you only see two folders
(similar to this):

2nd user account at login screen, Should I be worried?-user1.png

Then please follow the steps here:
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
For step 2, also uncheck Hide protected operating system files:

2nd user account at login screen, Should I be worried?-user2.png


Then the Users folder should look more like this:

2nd user account at login screen, Should I be worried?-user3.png

If there are no odd folders in there, then let's wait for others to post ideas for you.


You can set the folder options back to the way that you had them - if you wish.


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02 Aug 2015   #5
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

what is the name of the account
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02 Aug 2015   #6
Rhaxia

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
If you only see two folders
(similar to this):

Attachment 367926

Then please follow the steps here:
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
For step 2, also uncheck Hide protected operating system files:

Attachment 367927


Then the Users folder should look more like this:

Attachment 367928

If there are no odd folders in there, then let's wait for others to post ideas for you.


You can set the folder options back to the way that you had them - if you wish.
Thank you for your help so far!

I just checked the user folder again just now, using the instructions you gave me, and I still didn't see a user folder with the name of the 2nd account shown at the login screen on my computer.
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02 Aug 2015   #7
Rhaxia

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hacb View Post
what is the name of the account
Hi Hacb! The name of the 2nd account shown on the login screen is called "FDS Running"
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02 Aug 2015   #8
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

are you on a school or work issued mchine, they can often have other logins from the servers they use
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02 Aug 2015   #9
Rhaxia

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hacb View Post
are you on a school or work issued mchine, they can often have other logins from the servers they use
It's my own personal computer.
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02 Aug 2015   #10
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

hmmm... that is different then. i'll get back to you when i think of something
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