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Windows 7: User account safety problem

12 May 2011   #1
jodoti

Win 7 Home premium
 
 
User account safety problem

Hi there,

a few weks ago I installed a program that came from a newsgroup.
after installing it I received a warning from Microsoft Security Essentials that there was a Trojan Horse treat.
I removed the program, and made an deep scan, which deleted the trojan horse.
Now I still have the problem that I cannot set the User Account setting to the normal protection. If I set it to normal protection and close that window, after re-opening it, the setting is set back to no protection.
Can anyone help me, it must be a setting in the register, but I cannot find it.
I aprieciate any good suggestion..
Thanks to you in advance.

Jodoti


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12 May 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums jodoti.
First a bit of advice, stay away from newsgroups for software, many are riddled with people wanting to take your info or compter or worse.
Secondly download Malwarebytes Anti Malware Free, run the update and do a full scan of your system. While MSE is a good program, no single one will clean everthing. After this is done, POWER OFF the computer for 5-10 minutes, removing any power cables. Then restart and try your UAC settings again.
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12 May 2011   #3
jodoti

Win 7 Home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Hi and welcome to Seven Forums jodoti.
First a bit of advice, stay away from newsgroups for software, many are riddled with people wanting to take your info or compter or worse.
Secondly download Malwarebytes Anti Malware Free, run the update and do a full scan of your system. While MSE is a good program, no single one will clean everthing. After this is done, POWER OFF the computer for 5-10 minutes, removing any power cables. Then restart and try your UAC settings again.
Hi,
I followed your advise with Anti Malware.
It seems the settings in my user account stays on safe.

Thank you for your good advise

Jodoti
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12 May 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Cool, glad you have it fixed!
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