user account hacked

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by scumette, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. scumette

    scumette Guest

    I have 3 user accounts, excluding the guest account and over the past few
    weeks, pop ups, a slow computer, task manager, and the alt+ctrl+delete
    stopped working. Every time i try to access the task manager or change a
    setting, screen pops up that says the computer administrator has denied it or
    something like that....I thought I was the only administrator but going into
    safe mode, i found that there's an administrators account that was set up
    without my knowledge. I think my computer's been hacked. How can i get rid of
    scumette, Jul 17, 2007
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  2. scumette

    wardy_uk1 Guest

    No your user account hasn't been hacked. Its the UAC (User Account Control)
    that Vista use's. When you boot up Vista you are logged on as a normal user
    this way any malware or any other nasties that try to change anything is
    automaticaly blocked due to the user having restrictions.

    wardy_uk1, Jul 17, 2007
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    WJones Guest

    To be more specific, the Administrator account you are used to seeing in
    previous Microsoft OS's is within Vista. However, it is disabled by default
    ( a first for Microsoft ) and the account you created during installation is
    in the administrators group. Hence, no need to log on as admin ( a best
    practice anyway). So the account you are seeing is not a 'hack'. Go to
    Reliability and performance monitor, then choose reliability monitor and see
    if you can determine based on the graph when your machine started performing
    poorly. Use that data to decide if maybe you can see which event started the
    WJones, Jul 18, 2007
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