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Windows 7: New user accounts being created daily by something, help please

21 Sep 2014   #11

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

No mate my name is John and I set them all to John when setting them up or installing Me I am just an RN and do this for a hobby so I am not really as good at this as you are it is only what I have picked up from folks on this site.

I never had done a build until I came here and the rest is history

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21 Sep 2014   #12

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM

Hmm, thinking out loud...

  • Your system is open to a select group of users in order to share files.
  • Your logs show a backup activity for a commonly used mail program/service but one you do not use (however, it is installed by default with Windows).
  • This backup activity occured during a login connection with one of the remote group members.
  • The backup activities occur around the same time of day.

Based on the above, maybe one of the remote members has their backup service configured to:
  • Run at a specific time (or when first logged in after the scheduled time)
  • Backup based on their network not just the local workstation - you are part of their network (as a share)
  • Backup service scans the entire network (includes you) and backs up programs/files based on their configuration settings

Thus that system tries to backup your mail directory.

How have you configured your share rights?

Just thinking out loud...

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23 Sep 2014   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64

Well, that is true that I have my laptop set up to run backups, however I never leave it on. So it only runs the backup when I manually run it. That is all of the PC's in my house and again none with the workstation named JOHN-PC.

I will just say that since updating HFS, adding rules to ban all IP addresses using an exception list, and adding rules to block the IP address in question, the issue has not occurred again. So, knock on wood, with any luck, I think the issue may be resolved. I am going to continue to monitor obviously.

Thanks guys.
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25 Sep 2014   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Good! keep us informed
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07 Oct 2014   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64

It has been about two weeks now and no more occurrences. I am going to go ahead and say this is resolved with the steps I put in place.

Thanks for your support
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 New user accounts being created daily by something, help please

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