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How do I Stop/Turn off or Remove' Run As '.

by sillytrucker1 / July 10, 2007 12:21 AM PDT

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Hi
I have just started getting a box pop up every time I go to use an
application/program on my PC.
It says:
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Which user account do you want to use this program?

Current user (my user name)

Protect my computer and data from unauthorized program activity

This option can prevent computer viruses from harming your computer or
personal data,but selecting it might cause the program to function improperly.

The following user:

User name:

Password:
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It has only just started happening and it is really getting on my nerves.
I would be really grateful for any help in stopping this thing popping up
every time I want to use something.
I am running XP Home with SP2 .

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What did you install just before ...
by Edward ODaniel / July 10, 2007 3:29 AM PDT

you started getting the pop-ups?

You might try a System Restore to a restore point immediately prior to the problem if you don't remember what you installed (whose configuration or removal would likely also do the trick).

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sillytrucker1
by tomron / July 10, 2007 5:48 AM PDT
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TOM
by sillytrucker1 / July 11, 2007 12:24 PM PDT
In reply to: sillytrucker1

Yes it looks like that. Is there anyway of by passing it or deleting it? Thanks

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by sillytrucker1
by tomron / July 11, 2007 1:02 PM PDT
In reply to: TOM

In the link I provided it says "To safely launch a suspicious program or shortcut, right-click it and choose Run As"

Are you right clicking on the program or file,then click run as?

This seems to be part of XP,new to me.

Also this LINK seems to confirm this.

I guess the way to avoid this is not to right click and click run as,but I could be mistaken,what do I know. Happy

Tom

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Tom
by sillytrucker1 / July 11, 2007 9:16 PM PDT
In reply to: by sillytrucker1

No, I am not right clicking on anything to get this message. It pops up when I want to go to a Program and also after Windows XP downloads. This is happening to my brother in Virgina too. Thanks

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Possible solition
by tomron / July 11, 2007 10:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Tom
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Also
by tomron / July 11, 2007 10:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Possible solition

In one of the links I provided there is a solution in the registry.

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Tom
by sillytrucker1 / July 12, 2007 2:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Also

I am the only one using this computer. I understand this is a security thing but I thnk one of my games will not play on it because of it, plus it is very annoying. It just appearred one day and going back in time didn't help. Any solutions on it or is it just better to leave it alone. Gene

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(NT) Did you try the registry solution?
by tomron / July 12, 2007 2:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Tom
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Two items of interest for you.
by Cursorcowboy / July 11, 2007 10:12 PM PDT

1. "Doug Knox, "Corrects a problem where double clicking a shortcut displays a Run As dialog."

2. The article [Q294676] states you can run programs as a different user than the currently-logged on user provided the RunAs service (installed by Windows and started by default automatically, and accept only password authentication) as well as the Secondary Logon service is running -- the same services with different names. This step-by-step article describes how to enable and use the Run As command.

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curserboy
by sillytrucker1 / July 12, 2007 1:43 PM PDT

Trojan Guard found a Trojan in you link. I had to use GO Back to rid it. If you didn't know it you better ck it out.

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I Found No Such Trojan... Trojan Guard?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 13, 2007 4:46 AM PDT
In reply to: curserboy

Are you using that 'little known' antispyware program called "Disspy"? Or are you using something eles? Just a note: Beware of false positives. I'm not sure what your "Trojan Guard" hit on but it would be nice to know a specific name for the trojan that was detected.. I found nothing which indicated a trojan.

I saw two links in Cursorcowboy's post.. One was to a Microsoft KnowledgeBase site and the other to the DougKnox site.. Both are reputable and even the download suggested at the DoubKnox site is safe as well.

Hope this helps.

Grif


Hope this helps.

Grif

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dougknox
by sillytrucker1 / July 13, 2007 11:55 AM PDT

It was the DougKnox link. When I click on the link it shows "Xp Run As short cut fix.exe I have a program called "Trojan Guarder Gold Version' At any rate when I dl it there was a trojan found and it supposed of destoryed it. Then I went to my Kodak icon on my desktop and it wouldn't work and several others, so I wound up hitting Go Back and everything is working again. Have you tried this link?

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I stand Corrected
by sillytrucker1 / July 13, 2007 12:33 PM PDT

Sorry, don't know why a Trojan alert came up and giving you the benfit of the doubt I reran the link and now everything is fine. Special Thanks to everyone who helped me with this problem. Gene

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