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XP automatically adding pw protected user account

by st8791 / September 7, 2008 1:42 AM PDT

Start up shows a new pw protected user name iadmin. Added automatically. I've deleted from control panel and reappears with a new icon at all new start ups. Run ad-ware, defender and anti-virus all ok. Help

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Is Iway installed?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 2:02 AM PDT
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What is lway?
by st8791 / September 7, 2008 4:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Is Iway installed?

Don't k now what this is.

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That's why I gave the link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 4:25 AM PDT
In reply to: What is lway?

So you can research what it is and look to see if it's in Add/Remove Programs.

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not installed
by st8791 / September 7, 2008 6:09 AM PDT

not installed on my computer

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Try MalwareBytes or MBAM
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 6:12 AM PDT
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how do I disable
by st8791 / September 8, 2008 3:20 AM PDT

I can delete not sure how to disable Thanks for the help this is a real pain

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Just checking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2008 3:21 AM PDT
In reply to: how do I disable

Did you research how to do this? That is, typing HOW DO I DISABLE AN ACCOUNT in WINDOWS XP? (at your favorite search page)

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I tried
by st8791 / September 8, 2008 3:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Just checking.

I can only delete. Low and behold when I shut down it is gone. As soon as I start up again it is back. GRRRRR

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You didn't tell which version of XP.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2008 3:44 AM PDT
In reply to: I tried

It does matter.

For XP Pro, the method noted at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281140 works for other accounts.

"in order to disable a user account in windows xp home, go to a command prompt (Start, Run, cmd) and type net user <the_user_you_want_to_disable>

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XP home
by st8791 / September 8, 2008 3:59 AM PDT

5.1.2600 service pack 2. uninstalled ser pack because of e-mail issues.

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