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After I had deleted it to the trash, it came back twelve days > later. regards, CV | There is no ONE TOUCH KEY to security . Just the bare minimum background tasks. Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum. check my blog

Has someone any explanation for this curiosity? It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). That may explain some events you observe. When a user creates a new account, WinXP creates a copy of "Default User" account and names the copy what the user chose for a name. http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-xp-phantom-user-13823.html

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Several functions may not work. I presume that since N360 logged the entries I am probably still protected but given the odd delay and other factors I would like to know where/who/what that phantom login is RE: XP Home phantom user - how to remove bcastner (IS/IT--Management) 4 Nov 03 18:41 Wolluf, clean install.You could play with the SIDs, but honestly clean install the beast.I know you Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... Register now! Deciding what the programs do is made easier by using a very good program, Startup Inspector, from: windowsstartup .com. http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/146586-strange-issues-with-phantom-user-account/ Any ideas?

The timing of the phantom login/logoff varies from a few seconds to a minute or more. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Text Version. G-A, May 12, 2006, in forum: Windows XP General Replies: 3 Views: 331 peter May 12, 2006 NEED HELP--PLEASE HELP ME--administrator account reduced to limited user, need to reset account efreak,

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RE: XP Home phantom user - how to remove SYAR2003 (TechnicalUser) 4 Nov 03 18:07 Try login as administrator .In the welcome screen hold down ."ctrl" + "alt" + "del"keys . http://agileweb.org/windows-xp/user-and-admistrative-settings-xp-x64-pro.php Similar Threads How to set Administrator account, and how to set limited account for other User? Are you aComputer / IT professional?Join Tek-Tips Forums! Please try the request again.

Advertisement loppy loo Thread Starter Joined: Sep 4, 2005 Messages: 56 Whenever we start/restart our computer it automatically opens to a user profile that we never created. Alternatively, you should be able to delete these files in Safe Mode because then the program that keeps open your files will not be running. Close Reply To This Thread Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature. news Frequently; whether or not the delay occurs, when I look at the N360 history after logging back in I find that AFTER the "User logged out" entry that corresponds to the

RE: XP Home phantom user - how to remove pbxman (MIS) 5 Nov 03 23:57 can you create a new user as an admin account, copy to default, remove all previous However, I can make two suggestions. However, I recommend leaving the anti-virus and the firewall if on broadband.

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As far as I can determine the problem may be happening after the 'windows is shutting' event 513. It's more about why this Phantom exists and why we can't get rid of it.! The phantom account was named after my main work account (the four first characters of this account). [email protected] Get the SMH delivered for as little as $3 a week - SAVE 21% Top of Page Page Tools Email to a friend Printer format SPONSORED LINKS Related React to

It showed up in the alternate User Accounts (Start->Run->"control userpasswords2") but it wouldn't let me change the account type so I decided to delete and re-create it, however after deleting the Edited September 20, 2010 by kahlil88 0 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites cluberti    5 Gustatus similis pullus 5 11,044 posts September 9, 2001 OS: Windows Hope this helps! More about the author Richard in Va. ++++++++++++++++++++ "ºAliasº" <> wrote in message news:%... > Doug Knox MS-MVP wrote: >> What was the name of the "phantom" account? > > Maybe he means the "Default

No, create an account now. Try using: start menu > run > compmgmt.msc > system tools > local users and groups > users to list and manage this account. That possibility just really bugs me. Occasionally I will find the initial logoff followed by another user initiated logoff and logoff.

Somewhat like user logged off twice. Tech Support Forum Security Center Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help General Computer Security Computer Security News Microsoft Support BSOD, Crashes And Hangs Windows 10 Support Windows 8, 8.1 Support Windows 7, Vista Support Windows You could try using ntpasswd to see if you can get to it offline, but you might also want to consider that there could be some potential malware on there as Click here to join today!

The first is to use a program called MoveOnBoot, from gibinsoft.net. I'd be curious to know what that is, > too. > > Alias >> >> For tips on creating an effective newsgroup post, please see: >> http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm >> Richard In Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.It's easy to join and it's free. Maybe he means the "Default User"?