is someone else using my logon?

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I have recieved a small message pop up when I am logged on, saying that I
have been signed out of net. passport because another user has just signed in
as me. Is it ever common for that to happen?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    In news:4DEA16CE-0A97-4822-B663-3E2F806CAF30@microsoft.com,
    justafish <justafish@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

    My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

    > I have recieved a small message pop up when I am logged on, saying
    > that I have been signed out of net. passport because another user has
    > just signed in as me. Is it ever common for that to happen?

    I don't *think* that's normal. I'm pretty sure that it isn't normal. You
    don't have another PC that's automatically signing you in do you? You might
    try scanning your computer for malware (just to see if there's a trojan or
    the like) and installing a third party firewall which will warn you of
    outbound access if it's properly configured. Using that method you'd then
    want to go ahead and change your password to something hard to remember.
    Personally? I like something like p@ssw0rd$1 as my password as it's easy to
    remember and difficult to guess or brute force.

    I'll give you my standard pile of links to give you some free software that
    you can use to check for trojans or other malware that could have leaked
    your password.

    Virus:
    www.grisoft.com - AVG
    www.antivir.com - AntiVir
    http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft/index.cfm - CA eTrust

    Spyware:
    www.lavasoft.de - AdAware
    http://security.kolla.de/ - Spybot
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx -
    Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta

    Trojan:
    www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/ - a Squared
    http://swatit.org/ Swat It

    Before cleaning download this:

    LSP-Fix - a free program to repair damaged Winsock 2 stacks:
    http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm

    Use that should cleaning out your PC remove or damage your in-place winsock
    and you can't connect to the internet.

    From the virus and trojan category pick one application, they're all free,
    download it and install it. Make sure that you update it. From the spyware
    category pick all three, download them and update them to the latest
    definitions. Reboot, press the F8 key over and over again, from the menu
    select Safe mode without networking. Do your cleaning in there. Reboot to
    regular mode and run the scans again. This isn't going to be quick or easy
    but it might just solve your problems and it should prevent you from further
    problems so long as you keep them updated and scan often. Most of them can
    be enabled to update and scan automatically.

    Galen
    --

    "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
    with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
    very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
    made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

    Sherlock Holmes
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    If you use a chat program such as trillian, when you start the program it
    signs you into the multiple chat clients. You will get a message that you
    have signed in from another location or similiar. Just pointing out
    possibility.

    "Galen" wrote:

    > In news:4DEA16CE-0A97-4822-B663-3E2F806CAF30@microsoft.com,
    > justafish <justafish@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
    >
    > My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
    >
    > > I have recieved a small message pop up when I am logged on, saying
    > > that I have been signed out of net. passport because another user has
    > > just signed in as me. Is it ever common for that to happen?
    >
    > I don't *think* that's normal. I'm pretty sure that it isn't normal. You
    > don't have another PC that's automatically signing you in do you? You might
    > try scanning your computer for malware (just to see if there's a trojan or
    > the like) and installing a third party firewall which will warn you of
    > outbound access if it's properly configured. Using that method you'd then
    > want to go ahead and change your password to something hard to remember.
    > Personally? I like something like p@ssw0rd$1 as my password as it's easy to
    > remember and difficult to guess or brute force.
    >
    > I'll give you my standard pile of links to give you some free software that
    > you can use to check for trojans or other malware that could have leaked
    > your password.
    >
    > Virus:
    > www.grisoft.com - AVG
    > www.antivir.com - AntiVir
    > http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft/index.cfm - CA eTrust
    >
    > Spyware:
    > www.lavasoft.de - AdAware
    > http://security.kolla.de/ - Spybot
    > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx -
    > Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta
    >
    > Trojan:
    > www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/ - a Squared
    > http://swatit.org/ Swat It
    >
    > Before cleaning download this:
    >
    > LSP-Fix - a free program to repair damaged Winsock 2 stacks:
    > http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm
    >
    > Use that should cleaning out your PC remove or damage your in-place winsock
    > and you can't connect to the internet.
    >
    > From the virus and trojan category pick one application, they're all free,
    > download it and install it. Make sure that you update it. From the spyware
    > category pick all three, download them and update them to the latest
    > definitions. Reboot, press the F8 key over and over again, from the menu
    > select Safe mode without networking. Do your cleaning in there. Reboot to
    > regular mode and run the scans again. This isn't going to be quick or easy
    > but it might just solve your problems and it should prevent you from further
    > problems so long as you keep them updated and scan often. Most of them can
    > be enabled to update and scan automatically.
    >
    > Galen
    > --
    >
    > "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
    > with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
    > very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
    > made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
    >
    > Sherlock Holmes
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    hey man, I have the same thing..It's because if you've set your msn or
    hotmail account to .net passport when you first run msn messenger it get
    stored..
    when you use MSN Messenger and not Windows Messenger the pop up appears when
    you sign into the msn one.. because you automatically get signed into the
    Windows Messenger. It's nothing to worry about man.

    laters

    "blis2578" wrote:

    > If you use a chat program such as trillian, when you start the program it
    > signs you into the multiple chat clients. You will get a message that you
    > have signed in from another location or similiar. Just pointing out
    > possibility.
    >
    > "Galen" wrote:
    >
    > > In news:4DEA16CE-0A97-4822-B663-3E2F806CAF30@microsoft.com,
    > > justafish <justafish@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
    > >
    > > My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
    > >
    > > > I have recieved a small message pop up when I am logged on, saying
    > > > that I have been signed out of net. passport because another user has
    > > > just signed in as me. Is it ever common for that to happen?
    > >
    > > I don't *think* that's normal. I'm pretty sure that it isn't normal. You
    > > don't have another PC that's automatically signing you in do you? You might
    > > try scanning your computer for malware (just to see if there's a trojan or
    > > the like) and installing a third party firewall which will warn you of
    > > outbound access if it's properly configured. Using that method you'd then
    > > want to go ahead and change your password to something hard to remember.
    > > Personally? I like something like p@ssw0rd$1 as my password as it's easy to
    > > remember and difficult to guess or brute force.
    > >
    > > I'll give you my standard pile of links to give you some free software that
    > > you can use to check for trojans or other malware that could have leaked
    > > your password.
    > >
    > > Virus:
    > > www.grisoft.com - AVG
    > > www.antivir.com - AntiVir
    > > http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft/index.cfm - CA eTrust
    > >
    > > Spyware:
    > > www.lavasoft.de - AdAware
    > > http://security.kolla.de/ - Spybot
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx -
    > > Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta
    > >
    > > Trojan:
    > > www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/ - a Squared
    > > http://swatit.org/ Swat It
    > >
    > > Before cleaning download this:
    > >
    > > LSP-Fix - a free program to repair damaged Winsock 2 stacks:
    > > http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm
    > >
    > > Use that should cleaning out your PC remove or damage your in-place winsock
    > > and you can't connect to the internet.
    > >
    > > From the virus and trojan category pick one application, they're all free,
    > > download it and install it. Make sure that you update it. From the spyware
    > > category pick all three, download them and update them to the latest
    > > definitions. Reboot, press the F8 key over and over again, from the menu
    > > select Safe mode without networking. Do your cleaning in there. Reboot to
    > > regular mode and run the scans again. This isn't going to be quick or easy
    > > but it might just solve your problems and it should prevent you from further
    > > problems so long as you keep them updated and scan often. Most of them can
    > > be enabled to update and scan automatically.
    > >
    > > Galen
    > > --
    > >
    > > "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
    > > with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
    > > very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
    > > made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
    > >
    > > Sherlock Holmes
    > >
    > >
    > >
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