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Anonymous
June 20, 2005 6:50:28 AM

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Hello:

I hope someone can help me. I am not a novice when it comes to computers,
but I am baffled. Since acquiring the Trojan-Spy.HTML.smitfraud.c trojan,
my computer has been doing weird things. Tonight while cleaning my computer
of this trojan, I noticed that when I start up Windows XP Home, there are
two accounts; my administrator account and an administrator account.

Now I am the only one who uses this computer. I turned off the guest
account and there are no other accounts created on my computer except my
own. When I log off or attempt to switch to another user, the Adminstrator
account does not appear as a choice or at logon; just my account.

Can someone please tell me what is going on, and if there is a way to find
the Administrator account and delete it? I am not sure if this account is
due to compromising my computer, and the culprit set up their own
Administrator account on my computer. Thank You for any and all assistance
or suggestions you can give.

Respectfully

Deidre

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Anonymous
June 20, 2005 3:59:25 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

That "strange" admin account is automatically created by XP at setup. IT IS
NOT TO BE DELETED!
It is needed if ever your own account goes south...

To access that inbuilt admin account, in XPhome you have to boot to
SafeMode, in XPpro on welcome screen press Ctrl-Alt-Del twice to get the old
style logon screens, then type administrator as user etc...

If your account is admin, please set a strong password on the inbuilt one
and store it safely..
(Start/Run-> control userpasswords2)



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news:eqYRYQWdFHA.3880@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hello:
>
> I hope someone can help me. I am not a novice when it comes to
computers,
> but I am baffled. Since acquiring the Trojan-Spy.HTML.smitfraud.c trojan,
> my computer has been doing weird things. Tonight while cleaning my
computer
> of this trojan, I noticed that when I start up Windows XP Home, there are
> two accounts; my administrator account and an administrator account.
>
> Now I am the only one who uses this computer. I turned off the guest
> account and there are no other accounts created on my computer except my
> own. When I log off or attempt to switch to another user, the
Adminstrator
> account does not appear as a choice or at logon; just my account.
>
> Can someone please tell me what is going on, and if there is a way to find
> the Administrator account and delete it? I am not sure if this account is
> due to compromising my computer, and the culprit set up their own
> Administrator account on my computer. Thank You for any and all
assistance
> or suggestions you can give.
>
> Respectfully
>
> Deidre
>
>
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 1:12:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Thanks! I got my Administrator account back.


Thomas Wendell wrote:
> That "strange" admin account is automatically created by XP at setup. IT IS
> NOT TO BE DELETED!
> It is needed if ever your own account goes south...
>
> To access that inbuilt admin account, in XPhome you have to boot to
> SafeMode, in XPpro on welcome screen press Ctrl-Alt-Del twice to get the old
> style logon screens, then type administrator as user etc...
>
> If your account is admin, please set a strong password on the inbuilt one
> and store it safely..
> (Start/Run-> control userpasswords2)
>
>
>

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