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Another user signed on/A Hacker???

There have been a few times where I have left my computer on and unattended. When I have gone to shut it down I have gotten a pop up window telling me that there was a third party logged on do I still want to shut down system?

Nobody else has access to my system.

Is someone hacking?

What should I do?

I use Norton and a firwall and just upgraded to SP2 today.



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Re: Another user signed on/A Hacker???

In reply to: Another user signed on/A Hacker???

1. First, you should determine who are the users on your PC. In order to do this click Start, Run type cmd and press Enter. Type the following command:

control userpasswords2

If you don't see anything unusual besides your account name, Administrator and Guest, check out the Guest account status. From cmd type the following command and press Enter:

net user guest

If the account is active, one of the lines says it:

Account active: Yes

Also, you can see the Last Logon entry for date/time.

The above commands will give you clues.

Good Luck,


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

T. S. Eliot

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Re: Another user signed on/A Hacker???

In reply to: Re: Another user signed on/A Hacker???

Thanks Cetin for the learning lesson, Knowledge is power. I did everything mentioned in your reply and it all checks out ok. I operate on a laptop and nobody has access to it. Also I dont know If I mentioned it but when the monitor showed someone else was logged on my hard drive was very warm to the touch. I have never felt it warm since, only when I saw the warning notice? Thanks again, Dan

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