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Under Docs & Settings...extra entries

by bently / April 12, 2006 11:50 PM PDT

Recently reformatted and installed win XP home, SP2, all XP upgrades & SBC DSL
Single computer, no newworking.


Under Docs & Settings, I now have the following entries on my computer .

All Users
All users,WINDOWS
Default User
Default User,WINDOWS
LocalService
LocalService,WINDOWS
NetworkService
NetworkService.NT.AUTHORITY
User
User1
user.USER-ZZS15P82OA
USER~1~USE


The entries listed below are all new to me, don't have any idea how/why they got there.
All users,WINDOWS
Default User,WINDOWS
LocalService,WINDOWS
NetworkService
NetworkService.NT.AUTHORITY
User1
user.USER-ZZS15P82OA
USER~1~USE

Computer appears to be working normally, but I wonder how and why the EXTRA entries are there, and which entries I can safely remove.

Thanks

Ben

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Mostly harmless
by joesmithers06 / April 13, 2006 12:11 AM PDT

Aside from the last two, none of those are anything you should worry about. They can be created as a result of a lot of normal operations within Windows.

The last two look a little suspect however. I might be a little worried that I'd contracted a trojan if I were you. It's entirely possible these were created by some program you installed, and are harmless, but I'd say it warrants some investigation.

What do you do to protect yourself against viruses and other pests?

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I ran...
by bently / April 13, 2006 10:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Mostly harmless

I ran Ad-Aware, SpyBot, Ewido, and AVG, (full system scans) nothing found by any of them. ( Updated all before using)

I think I will start deleting those entries one by one and hoping System Restore works if I need to have them in the computer.

Thanks

Ben

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Just fyi.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 13, 2006 10:34 AM PDT
In reply to: I ran...
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