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Q: Unknown users in security tab??

Hi Guy's,

Long time no see...... now a problem for ya?

In my security tab in properties I have 3 unknown user accounts

Can anyone shed any light on these... I have run all types of

security software to no avail.

Many Thanks


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A: Unknown users in security tab??

What are the names of the accounts?

By any chance - TrustedInstaller, Authenticated Users, Administrators, SYSTEM, ...?

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PROBLEM: "unknown Users" are listed in Properties/Security of a folder.

I have Windows 7, 64-bit.

The Properties/Security box of my "C:\Users\[my name]" folder lists two Users called
"Account Unknown (S-1-5-21-879640176-2077098734-2292519611-1001)"
and, "Home Users", in addition to the legitimate Users "SYSTEM", "Administrators", and
"[my name]".

After deleting the computer's Limited Acct, the 2 Users are still listed.

"S-1-5-21-879640176-2077098734-2292519611-1001" is not found by the Yahoo Search
Engine. The Windows folder-specific search engine for "C:" and for "Users" searches essentially
indefinitely. That for the folder named after myself finds nothing.

Especially regarding "S-...", is this caused by malware ? Would deleting either or both of these
Users cause harm ?

A:"Unknown Users" listed in Properties/Security of a folder

Hi -
What are the names of the accounts?

By any chance - TrustedInstaller, Authenticated Users, Administrators, SYSTEM, ...?
Do the additional unnamed users show up on all files?

Do you have any problems accessing the files?

See what happens if you remove the users from one of the files.

Thank You -

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I looked at my folder properties, the security tab on win8 "C:\Users\mike"
I see securities permissions for "Account Unknown S-1-15-21-etc..-1002" (i'm 1001)

Searched the registry, nothing found. Anyone have Idea what this might be ? Thanks !!!

I'm not overly concerned, slightly maybe,,, mostly curious.. might delete it and see what happens after next system image.

A:my users account unknown security, special permissions

I would suggest deleting it.
There is no such user in the valid users selection box.
Running a virus scan would be good.

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Following installation of a the most recent updated version of CA Security Suite ON TWO PC'S (previous version's license expired), I chanced upon 3 processes which had not been there previously (ON BOTH PC'S); all showed the date last modified as being 03/09/2007 within 1 minute of each other. However, they did not show up (or I did not notice them) until 29/09/2007.mdmcls32.execfgmng32.exesvcprs32.exeIf users of CA could check their pc's for these processes and report back as to whether you a) have them and b ) any information you might have on them as searches so far have proved inconclusive (according to some databases mdmcls32.exe and cfgmng32.exe are clean and svcprs32.exe has only been around since 23/09/2007 {Prevx}).Cheers (any further assistance much appreicated)the_binkster

A:Users Of Ca Security Suite (information Required On Unknown Processes)

Anytime you come across a suspicious file for which you cannot find any information about, you can submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.Post back with the results of the file analysis.

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PROBLEM: "unknown Users" are listed in Properties/Security of a folder.

I have Windows 7, 64-bit.

The Properties/Security box of my "C:\Users\[my name]" folder lists two Users called
"Account Unknown (S-1-5-21-879640176-2077098734-2292519611-1001)"
and, "Home Users", in addition to the legitimate Users "SYSTEM", "Administrators", and "[my name]".

After deleting the computer's Limited Acct, the 2 Users are still listed.

"S-1-5-21-879640176-2077098734-2292519611-1001" is not found by the Yahoo Search Engine. The Windows folder-specific search engine for "C:" and for "Users" searches essentially indefinitely. That for the folder named after myself finds nothing.

Especially regarding "S-...", is this caused by malware ? Would deleting either or both of these Users cause harm ?


A:"unknown Users" are listed in Properties/Security of a folder.

Account Unknown can come from a previous installation or from an account that previously existed but has since been deleted. And you will not find anything within the search engines about the long string of numbers because it is unique on most computers. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Identifier

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My computer started acting funny. Especially with internet connections. Troubleshooters kept telling me that my settings were correct but something was wrong with my DNS, I couldn't connect to it or something. Well, my proxy is ALWAYS turned off so that is something I always check when having trouble with my internet connection. Occasionally I have found it turned on. I just turn it off and usually have no more problems. This time, my proxy was turned on, I fixed it and was still having problems. I checked my adapter in Device Manager. Sometimes those drivers just need to be updated. This time I had a device driver under Network Adapter that I had never seen before, and my bluetooth devices were gone. I had the manager show All Devices, as sometimes there are hidden system drivers and I wanted to make sure everything looked OK there. There were 3 more drivers added, all saying virtual.... something. I went to services and there were several virtual services running! I've never enabled any virtual or remote services (other than necessary) and here they were all enabled. I quickly disabled the ones I don't use and disabled the virtual drivers. There were some other strange things in Device manager, in SD host adapters and Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Still having problems, although not as bad. More sporadic. I needed to check my user profile to make sure I was still an administrator as I was having trouble with permissions. Lot's of them. Files and folders became moved aro... Read more

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Hi guys
first time for me here. I'm used to solve this kind of problems by myself but I'm stuck in a real security treath with Win10... and I really hope someone can help me.
Yesterday night I noticed an unknown named account in the users list on my computer: "gusuhiew". I immediately searched that name on the Windows logs and I found that was created at 3 p.m. As I couldnt find anything useful, I decided to delete the account and check my firewall settings (original ESET Smart Security license). This morning, while I was having breakfast (and my computer was already turned on and my account logged in) I found the "gusuhiew" account again upon the logon screen.
What can I do? I can't find anything about that account name and I'm really concerned about my security settings on my computer. Any help is appreciated to solve this security issue and (eventually) to do the best as we can to track the cracker down.
EDIT: In addition, if it can be useful, the action center notify my that "ESET Smart Security" requires my attention but if I check there's nothing going wrong... Need help please...

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"Ireally need someone to help. I have a broadband cable modem which is through my cable company. Vista home. When i open my network folder I have different users/pc in it. I am NOT connected to any routers or such, so this is weird to me. I have call tech support many times with NO help. My mom, uncle and a few other people I talked to said they have the same problem. and they aren't connected to routers either. I have tried Windows defense, Norton, AVG, Spybot and they don't turn anything up. I have no idea whats going on or how to get rid of them. I know they are using my internet because when I check the sites i visited through cmd it shows sites i have never heard of. One was even a hacker site. They are really slowing down my computer and internet. Please help!"
I was told to repost this here with Hijackthis results. So I hope someone can help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:27:38 AM, on 1/4/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Updater\GoogleUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 ... Read more

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Hello folks, this is my first post so be gentle please. I am on a home network and have my firewall on, when I go to my network places I only see my computer and the router but tonight when I turned on itunes, I noticed under shared library's a "Bradly P Burkes library. Now I am in a home and I am guessing that this is my neighbor but this kinda freaks me out as to how it is popping up in on my computer. Any help on how to figure this out, secure my network, etc. Thanks, Arthur

A:Unknown users name on itunes library

Hi Arthur,

I am also a new member and I am sure someone more qualified will be along to help you. people are great about that here.

I have just a couple of questions is your network a WIRELESS connection?? I could be as simple as your neighbor "borrowing" your wireless internet access.

You should probably change your password and set up your ROUTERS security setting.

If your library is set to "shared" (he/she) can see your library as well.

You haven't seen any "funny charges" in your account have you?? That would be a whole set of new problems.

Hope that helps you a little until someone else comes along

Take Care

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This is a question I posted a few days ago at another forum, but I unfortunately I didn't get an answer there.
I inherited my Lenovo ThinkCentre M75e 5042A7U. Let's call the person I inherited from "ORIGINAL OWNER".
Now, whenever I run MalwareBytes, I invariably find a PUP that is registry data for the Dogpile search engine, plus 68 other PUPs that are all identical:
C:\Users\ ( ORIGINAL OWNER ) \AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\i6wqd.default-1359751077217\prefs.js9oq
And in C:\Users, I have found 56 users that don't show up in User Accounts:
Any ideas on what this is all about? Should I just delete all these users?

A:Pups Apparently Associated With Unknown Temp Users

Hi WouldBePolymath You can delete these accounts easily via the System Properties window. Right-click on Computer and select Properties. In the left-pane, click on Advanced System Settings, and in the new window, click on the second Settings button (under User Profiles). There, every userprofiles under C:\Users will be listed. Just delete the ones you don't need. If some fails to delete, you can delete them manually under C:\Users.Let me know how it goes

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I really need someone to help. I have a broadband cable modem which is through my cable company. Vista home. When i open my network folder I have different users/pc in it. I am NOT connected to any routers or such, so this is weird to me. I have call tech support many times with NO help. My mom, uncle and a few other people I talked to said they have the same problem. and they aren't connected to routers either. I have tried Windows defense, Norton, AVG, Spybot and they don't turn anything up. I have no idea whats going on or how to get rid of them. I know they are using my internet because when I check the sites i visited through cmd it shows sites i have never heard of. One was even a hacker site. They are really slowing down my computer and internet. Please help!

A:Solved: Help Me Please! unknown users in Network folder

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When checking folder properties/security tab I noticed that there are 2 unknown user accounts in the control panel. These were probably created when I tried to take possession of a folder (Skype) that I was having trouble deleting. I changed permissions for the particular folder, at one point adding an account with administrator privileges. Want to delete these accounts, but am concerned that I might have log on issues. Would appreciate if you could point me in the right direction.

A:Unknown accounts in Users control panel

edit: nup, thought about it a moment, wouldn't work/make any difference.
Can't see you'd have log on issues with your current account if it is an admin though. Do you have backups... is always a good idea, though probably irrelevant in this situation.
I'd just do it...

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I have Norton AV, but I have this unknown user and can't delete it. Just had to do a system restore yesterday because I could not open control panel, c drive, no internet, etc. I have some corrupted files in task manager, problems updating windows, and Norton quarrentined a file yesterday. What do i do from here to see if I have a virus

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That is the error message I get when I try to modify parental controls. Help

A:Unable to set user settings for administrators or unknown users

try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I am completely at my wits end. I have been battling some hellish malware for months now. I have done just about everything I can think of, from using crazy passwords, changing the obvious settings prone to weakness, uncheck Remote access, disable built in admin, disabling shares, strict firewall settings, different firewalls, different AV software, just about everything really, anti-spyware. I have used about every advanced malware discovery out there to no avail, from tdsskiller, combofix, Reanimator, ansMBR, etc.. All come up blank.

The obvious normal signs of something being infected are there. Sudden dropping of firewall, suddenly being denied access to areas, finding services running that should be disabled, noting my av software isn't working properly. Lots of instances of svchost running, far more than reasonable, with the wrong PID, access level. Auditing in cmd environment and seeing unknown open ports, foreign addresses, not accountable to any legitimate service, etc.

To make matters worse, when I actively try to make changes preventing access, I find my own account changed, anything from my search function disabled to all admin tool (mmc) locked out. Piling on, this infection is not only nasty, it's aggressive, it won't hesitate to actually remove my account from all groups, basically locking me out of my own computer. Add to this a particular intelligence, and it's any computer users worst nightmare.

When I tried to limit services, the next time I wou... Read more

A:Fresh reinstall, unknown users added w/ NT Authority

Here is a text copy of event log..

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We recently went through a user migration from a forest root domain into another external, trusted domain.
Since doing so if a user from the remote forest creates activity that triggers an event into ATA, the console seems unable to identify the user ID and displays this as an "unknown" entity.
Given there is a two way trust between the two forests it should be relatively simple to resolve the name or the SID, but ATA seems unwilling to do so. Is the system coded simply to resolve users within the forest in which the gateway resides? Trying to
work out where the limitation lies here and how we can potentially rectify the situation.
Thank you in advance

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Hey guys, I have windows 7 and set up Homegroup. All the folders I share additionally to what Homegroup is sharing have EVERYONE in the Security Tab enabled with all Permissions checked!

Now I also realised that C:\Users has in Security Tab has EVERYONE with Read & Execute - List - Read activated?

Is that the default option?

And is it normal that every folder I share in Homegroup gets EVERYONE added with all Permissions?

A:Everyone in C:\Users Security Tab?? Is that right?

If i read your post right you are talking about Share Permissions and not NTFS permissions.

If this is the case, the is normal. When looking at what access a user has when accessing a shared folder, you combine the share permissions and NTFS permissions with the least priviledge taking priority.

For example, if user John has FULL CONTROL permission to the USERS share but has only READ permission for NTFS permissions on that folder, then John can only read.

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Since the search engine doesn't work on this forum, I'll create a new post. I'm trying to set up different IE security settings for the different users on my XP Home machine. Specifically, I want more strict settings when my kids are logged in.

I can't seem to figure out how to change the settings for a specific user. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?



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If you don't know how our certain security applications render their findings, then please don't ask for them!!
Those of us who know the Developer's and what to look for, work on many other forums. It just takes time away from us to go through more than "WE" asked for. It's okay to ask and have a look at the Topic, tho'!
Thanks for understanding this issue

A:Please don't ask users to run 'Security' Apps!

So basically, only let people with fancy mvp badges etc help out with security problems? Sorry, but i don't have any of these fancy things, i don't work on other forums, i've never helped on another forum like this yet i've helped solve MANY security issues.
Thank you for understanding my issue

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Hi all

I just realized that when i installed windows, I only had an admin account. I created a normal user account, but all my programs are installed for the admin user.

How do I make an existing installed program available to my 'normal' user?

Also, how do people secure their machines? Meaning, do you run malware, firewalls, etc, and if so which?

thanx in advance...

A:Users and programs and security

For the first part of your question this should help

How to Take Ownership and Grant Permissions in Windows Vista My Digital Life

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Is it normal to have "Everyone" in security permissions under \Users?
Given that Users(PCname\Users) is already in the list.

A:Security Permissions for Users

Quote: Originally Posted by mjf

Is it normal to have "Everyone" in security permissions under \Users?
Given that Users(PCname\Users) is already in the list.

just checked my system (32bit) and no it is not. Did you upgrade from a previous OS?

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I'm new to the whole security world, and I barely know the difference between worms and Trojans. I saw a similar topic from September but it was more pro-oriented.
Currently I have 3 AVs on my device, I know it's wrong from both security and performance points of view. So apart from a good real-time AV, what would you install on an average user's device? Firewall, Sandbox, on-demand antimalware (MBAM or Emsisoft), MBAE, Bitdefender USB, ("HIPS" keeps coming up in conversations here, I have no idea what this means)...? And when professionals here talk about adblock, do they mean the browser extension or something else?
In a descending order, every internet user should have: (and please don't say just Microsoft security essentials and Windows firewall)
Real-time AV
On-demand antimalware
and then what?

A:Basic security for average users?

Well, it's a difficult topic actually. Take a look at these threads below to have a clearer image.
For an average user, sandboxes and HIPS are a no-go. They need quite some configuration and proper knowledge to respond to alerts.
Windows Firewall would me more than enough for protecting your network from inbound connections.
A simple free AV would be good for real-time protection (like Avast or Avira) or even Windows Defender that's built-in from W8 onwards. Some anti-exploit protection would be a good addtion, but chances to stumble upon something like that are almost non-existent.
Adblock refers to what you mentioned in your post. Exactly.
Now, a couple on-demand scanners (MBAM, HMP, EEK) would complete the puzzle.
But all of the above would be worthless, if not accompanied by common sense and safe browsing habits.

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I would like to make a few quick questions about comodo

1/ How many of you are really using comodo (CIS, CF, CCAV)?
2/ what settings are you using? Minimal tweaks or many tweaks? Could you please share it? How stable and how annoying are they?
3/ What should I change other than CS's settings on her video?

Thank you

A:How many MT users are using COMODO security products?

Hello.Im using comodo firewall and panda free av.
Comodo FW settings from cruelsister
Panda Free AV settings: default. I also have the panda toolbar.
I have tested this combo a lot and the system remained clean.
I picked panda because its very light. I tried Qihoo but it was heavy and i saw an article about stolen data or something whatever. So i deleted it and installed panda.
Althought with cruelsister's settings u dont really need av but i wanted one
PS: In my opinion Panda is underrated product BUT if you try it for yourself you will see its pretty good.

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MS Fix Shores Up Security for Windows Users.

Microsoft has released a point-and-click tool to help protect Windows users from a broad category of security threats that stem from a mix of insecure default behaviors in Windows and poorly written third-party applications.

-- Tom

A:MS Fix Shores Up Security for Windows Users


Curious as to whether anyone has tried this fix yet, and if there were any problems?

Microsoft said:

Note Before you run the fix it solution, you must first download and then install update 2264107, which is described later in this article. By default, protection is disabled when you install update 2264107. Then, the protection can be configured manually as described in this article, or you can run the fix it. When you run the fix it, protection is enabled to protect against remote, nonsecure DLL loads.Click to expand...

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Hi there.

while I love the chromecast thingy there's a possible security leak - especially if you don't use the new Ethernet connector. The Chromecast will present itself in a WIFI broadcast map allowing possibly an unauthorized user to logon to your WIFI network.

The danger only exists if you have to restart the device or while you are setting it up but beware and ensure your Router has all the logs enabled etc.

Chromecast for the price is a really good device but do check the security implications.


A:Chromecast users - possible security leak

Jimbo, Thanks for information.
This is just what I need. My friend just bought a Chromecast. We will get together in two to three weeks to test this out!

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Hello, We have many laptops equipped with HP Client Security together with the Drive encryption, however one of the laptops has more than 10 users. The HP Client Security shows only a maximum of 10 users at the Preboot, is there a solution for this problem? I already have installed the latest version of the Client security ( Kind Regards,  

A:HP Client security Maximum Users?

@Basschutte_500? Product Name: Zbook 15G2Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit) Basschutte_500 wrote:Hello, We have many laptops equipped with HP Client Security together with the Drive encryption, however one of the laptops has more than 10 users. The HP Client Security shows only a maximum of 10 users at the Preboot, is there a solution for this problem? I already have installed the latest version of the Client security ( Kind Regards,  The licensing restriction is not so much a problem (an event for which there is no known underlying cause) -- the ten license maximum is a restriction placed on the use of the software. You should contact HP:  Discuss your needs and ask about options. To Open a Case number for your business class systems:Open HP Customer Support - Laptops >Enter your precise Model / Product name in the space provided and Click Search iconORSelect 1 > Narrow your Selection >> Click on the icon for your notebook type / seriesWhen your computer's page opens > Click last tab (on the right): Get Help from HP Example:Open HP Customer Support - Z Book Workstations >Click on the icon of your workstation model >When your Z Book page opens > Click last tab (on the right): Get Help from HP >Select the option that best fits your needs:Submit or manage support cases Chat with HP All HP contact options When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you,... Read more

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Hi Folks,
Most of you may already know this who use the unlocker utility (and I find it rather handy). Well, discovery yesterday, it is detected by some security programs (MSE as Trojan, and NOD32 as Adware in particular), but there is one problem with this detection. I wouldn't call it a false positive per-se, but I'd call it more of a take-away of the user's rights. The only reason that it is detected is because of a clearly optional component that automatically starts up IE and redirects the user to www.ebay.com. What right do security programs have flagging programs due to optional components? I don't understand it, and I'd seriously recommend that the above companies reconsider their decision. Let me know what you here in this community think, and I'll certainly complain myself if you'd like.


A:security, sure, but where are the users rights here in 2010?

Basically your complaining about how they detect certain viruses. They are not gonna compromise just cause it may detect something you may deem as "safe". Seriously you should not be so mad at how they detect problems they do not have time to download everything for your convenient and test it. If you want just add it to exceptions or use a different av if your so upset about how they try to protect you....

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Have got all the recommended software now


Im having a great deal of difficulty managing these for all users eg. Spybot seems to need to be run from each account and IE - SPYAD2 reads across to Admin accounts but not Users (from what I can see).

Please help.......any tips or tricks

A:Solved: Security Software for All Users

I know for Ad-aware and Spybot if you install them with an account that has admin rights they create the logs, etc in the All User folder. Anyone can run them but without admin rights a person can only clean their own profile and what ever is in Program files. Not much of anything else since they would not have rights to the folders.

I'm not sure on the rest of the programs.

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Hi guys,

Two days back I saw that an outsider who was previously company employee came with his own notebook and he tired to access the access point whose security code was known to him but his user name and password was disabled form the sensys domain. One more risky thing was that the user can access the wireless network i.e. by access the access point from outsider the company.

In the first phase to protect unauthorized user form accessing the access point of our company I have asked the IT to change the security code of the access point and do not share it with the notebook user and provide the code manually once on all the machines.

But I want more then that, I want that only notebooks which are authorized can be accessed and authenticated on our domain and any other notebook which is not listed should not be authenticated on the our domain.

Please provide your feedback in this regard.

A:Wireless Security for Notebook Users

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Security Alert for Windows XP Users.

Microsoft is warning Windows XP and Server 2003 users that exploit code has been posted online showing attackers how to break into these operating systems remotely via a newly-discovered security flaw.

-- Tom

A:Security Alert for Windows XP Users

“Given the public disclosure of the details of the vulnerability, and how to exploit it, customers should be aware that broad attacks are likely,” Microsoft said in a statement released last week.

I agree.

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People ignore software security warnings up to 90 percent of the time:

A new study from BYU, in collaboration with Google Chrome engineers, finds the status quo of warning messages appearing haphazardly?while people are typing, watching a video, uploading files, etc.?results in up to 90 percent of users disregarding them...

Researchers found these times are less effective because of "dual task interference," a neural limitation where even simple tasks can't be simultaneously performed without significant performance loss. Or, in human terms, multitasking.

"We found that the brain can't handle multitasking very well," said study coauthor and BYU information systems professor Anthony Vance. "Software developers categorically present these messages without any regard to what the user is doing. They interrupt us constantly and our research shows there's a high penalty that comes by presenting these messages at random times."

For example, 74 percent of people in the study ignored security messages that popped up while they were on the way to close a web page window. Another 79 percent ignored the messages if they were watching a video. And a whopping 87 percent disregarded the messages while they were transferring information, in this case, a confirmation code...

To read the full article please follow the link at the top of the page


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Phishing is on the rise. Those of you reading this will already be aware of the protection needed today to keep your valuable information safe whilst browsing and checking emails. But as this report shows, there is surprisingly a high percentage who do not have a clue just what they are up against.Check out the links to the right of the article, some interesting information there also.BBC News

A:Security Threats To Hit Home Users

Those numbers are SCARY...

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IE 8 Security Features Could Be Turned Against Users, Researchers Say.

At Black Hat Europe, presenters show how filters designed to prevent cross-site scripting can be used to launch those very attacks

The good news is that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 browser offers a new set of filters designed to prevent some cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. The bad news is that those same filters could be used to enable XSS attacks.Click to expand...

-- Tom

A:IE 8 Security Features Could Be Turned Against Users

Great read!


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Hi all

New user here. I'm pretty good with Windows and computers in general, but can't figure out this new problem. I started worked from home recently, and find myself easily distracted by going online (facebook, etc) or going through my personal files on my computer.

I download an app called Cold Turkey which works well for blocking websites and programs I shouldn't be using during work hours. This is great.

To block myself from my personal files, I installed another hard drive to save my work files on. Then I created a standard user (my work account) and blocked it from accessing my personal hard drive. (My C: drive is separate SSD). I then made another standard user for my personal desktop, and used the parental settings to not allow me to login to that account during work hours. I let my wife create a password for the admin user, which I am not allowed to know, and I only change settings with her letting me into the admin user.

In summary, as it stands:
work user: standard, no access to personal drive
personal user: standard, restricted to login during non-work hours only
admin user: full rights, only my wife knows the password

Now, the problems. I can't install new software under my work user or my personal user without my wife being home to insert the password. This is annoying and unnecessary and sometimes I need to install something for work and I have to wait until later when she's home.

Second, there is one program in my personal user desktop that i... Read more

A:Custom security settings for users needed

The 3rd party program you need is YOU.
A married man should have the maturity to control their use of a computer.

noun: maturity
the state, fact, or period of being mature.
"their experience, maturity, and strong work ethic"
synonyms:adulthood, majority, coming-of-age, manhood, womanhood More

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Well McAfee has expired on my laptop and all I have to say is thank the lord.

I am not going to ask something like "which is the best paid protection" because I want to know "what is the most prefered protection"

I haven't completly decided wether I'm going to stick with free protection. Thats why I want fedback from others.?If?I?get?a?better?response?for?free?protection?I'll?stick?with?free?but?if?theres?a?better?response?for?paid I'll?go?for?paid.

Get voting everyone
All votes are appreciated

A:What Paid Security Centers Do Bc Users Prefer.

Voted None of the above. I prefer free protectionMost of these security suites are so bloated, that they hog valuable system resources.Also, it seems the more they add to the program, the more problems people have with it, and they're just about impossible, to remove from your system, if you ever decide to do so.Just do a Search of the forums for McAfee, and Norton, and you'll see what I'm talking about.That's why, in my opinion, it's better to use programs that are dedicated to doing one job well (AV, Firewall, Antispyware, ....), instead of trying to do everything so-so.You'll have fewer problems in the long run.Also, why pay a lot for something you can get for free, that will do the same job, if not better, and use fewer resources...

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I just got upgraded to Vista and now need to get an anti-virus software for Vista. But the stores has run out of Norton Antivirus 2007 so I am thinking of Norton Internet Security 2007 (3 users). Does NIS 2007 works on Windows Vista? One confusing aspect is Vista has a built-in firewall, will this clash with the firewall from NIS 2007?

Perhaps, the most important question is does Norton Internet Security 2007 works well in Windows Vista?

Thanks for any advice.

A:Norton Internet Security (2007 - 3 users)

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I have Vista Home Premium SP2 64BIT and the security permissions for just ONE user is messed up. We have 4 user accounts and for some reason, just ONE of the 4 users cannot access certain shared programs. When I try to reapply permissions to Drive C for everybody, it returns error messages for just that one user. I have also tried replacing all existing inheritable permissions on all decedents with inheritable permissions from this object and it also returns error messages for just the 1 of 4 users. The error messages say access is denied to files like: Zach/manifest.bin, Zach/permdata.box, etc. also I got the error message the ACL structure is invalid.

Microsoft sent me a DVD disk called an In-place Upgrade to repair Windows Vista, but I want to make sure from this forum that this in-place upgrade can fix this specific problem and won't create further problems or delete any of our user settings, programs or files because my computer is running perfectly fine except for the security permissions for just that ONE user. Can someone PLEASE advise if there is a way to reset security permissions for one-user or do I have to use the in-place upgrade disc and could the in-place upgrade delete or further cause more problems to our personal settings/files?

A:VISTA Security Permissions for 1 of 4 Users is MESSED UP

Why not to create new profile and delete corrupted one?

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If you're still using Microsoft Security Essentials with Windows XP, you will no longer be getting definition updates for it.


Today is "Patch Tuesday" for July 2015, so all support for it has now expired.


A:To Windows XP Users Still Using Microsoft Security Essentials

Great message to get out there. I know a lot of people who are running this on XP.

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Wow, I have created a killer database to deploy and use at work, I am to the part that I need to deploy it on a network drive and I need to secure it and make it so that 1 user can access 1 form only, to provide input. This appears to be more complex and difficult than making the database itself! Does anyone have a simple way of setting up security and users?
Thanks, Joe

A:Solved: Access DB deployment, security, users, etc

Just Secure that Database with the User Level Securtiy Wizard, unless of course you are using Access 2007 which doesn't have it (silly Microsoft)
Once the database is secured you set up the user & Group Accounts, see this thread.

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I would like to discuss this topic....

The Internet is the cornerstone of Business Communications, modern users don’t need to have concerns about security.

what do you all think about this? is it true? it is false, or is both?.

A:Modern users don’t need to have concerns about security

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Hi there
doesn't happen often but if you are a Linux user (either as HOST or VM) check and install any BASH updates - you must have read about the BASH security threat on the Net.

What is the Bash Bug computer virus and should you be worried? | cleveland.com

Opensuse users - there's already an update - other distros DO CHECK and apply.


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Dear Sir / Mam

I m using Windows server 2012 R2 Standard , I have 15 Users connected with my sever which is in Domain created on server

Yesterday i have changed my password of my administrator , but previous and new both passwords worked for my domain user

This is not happens previously when i changed my administrator password then domain user security password also changed and old password not worked ,

Also in Active directory users i have given the rights to my two user for domain admins after restarting of system and server domain user rights not updated its worked as previous.

Kindly help in this



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Files within c:\users\public folder have been reset to owner "Administrators" and all security is gone. Inhereted security from c:\users\public is still there on all files and folders. What security is the default on a normal windows 7 machine?

Please send me outpu of follwing commands

dir/q/a c:\users\public
icacls c:\users\public\*.*
sample output of my machine

C:\Users\Public>dir /q/a c:\users\public
De volumenaam van station C is System
Het volumenummer is A0D5-0A47
Map van c:\users\public
28-09-2011 15:48 <DIR> INGEBOUWD\Administrator.
28-09-2011 15:48 <DIR> INGEBOUWD\Administrator..
01-12-2010 11:37 <DIR> INGEBOUWD\AdministratorCyberLink
05-08-2011 22:00 <DIR> INGEBOUWD\AdministratorDesktop
14-07-2009 06:54 174 INGEBOUWD\Administratordesktop.ini
22-09-2011 14:41 <DIR> INGEBOUWD\AdministratorDocuments
28-09-2011 15:45 7.476 LaptopRon\Ron f - kopie.txt
28-09-2011 15:45 7.476 INGEBOUWD\Administratorf.txt
28-01-2011 17:47 <DIR> INGEBOUWD\AdministratorFavorites
28-09-2011 15:51 21.196 INGEBOUWD\Administratorg.txt
26-10-2010 12:22 <DIR> INGEBOUWD\AdministratorLibraries
06-11-2010 22:10 <DIR> INGEBOUWD\AdministratorMusic
08-02-2011 12:35 262.144 INGEBOUWD\AdministratorNTUSER.DAT
25-09-2011 10:26 5.120 INGEBOUWD\AdministratorNTUSER.DAT.LOG1
23-10-2010 17:54 0 INGEBOUWD\AdministratorNTUSER.DAT.LOG2
25-10-2010 18:02 65.536 INGEBOUWD\AdministratorNTUSER.DAT{b0ef8151-e

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A:Made a mess of C:\users\public security

Mine hasnt been touched since install.....

C:\Users>dir /q /a c:\users\public
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is AC1D-F720

Directory of c:\users\public

07/14/2009 03:44 AM <DIR> BUILTIN\Administrators .
07/14/2009 03:44 AM <DIR> BUILTIN\Administrators ..
09/26/2011 09:48 PM <DIR> BUILTIN\Administrators Desktop
07/14/2009 12:54 AM 174 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM desktop.ini
06/18/2011 11:06 PM <DIR> BUILTIN\Administrators Documents
07/14/2009 12:54 AM <DIR> BUILTIN\Administrators Downloads
07/13/2009 10:34 PM <DIR> BUILTIN\Administrators Favorites
03/05/2010 09:16 PM <DIR> BUILTIN\Administrators Libraries
07/14/2009 12:54 AM <DIR> BUILTIN\Administrators Music
05/22/2011 12:22 PM <DIR> BUILTIN\Administrators Pictures
03/06/2010 05:55 PM <DIR> BUILTIN\Administrators Recorded TV
09/07/2010 03:59 PM <DIR> BUILTIN\Administrators Videos
1 File(s) 174 bytes
11 Dir(s) 37,845,639,168 bytes free
C:\Users>icacls c:\users\public\*.*
c:\users\public\Desktop BUILTIN\AdministratorsOI)(CI)(F)

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Ok I've been doing this for a while so I thought I'd share it - it will work on any NT/XP machine (probably vista too).

go to start-run,

type "secpol.msc" (without the quotes) and hit enter.

Go to "Security Options" (under local policies)-

scroll to:

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level. Change this settings to "send NTLMv2 response only\refuse LM"

Also change:
Network security: Do not store LAN Manager hash value on next password change to"enabled." Then change your password.

This is important if you have lots of people accessing a computer because it is relatively easy to crack anyones password (including the admin) by using a simple brute force method of checking hash tables.

I *believe* (someone correct me on this if i'm wrong), if you have a password over 14 characters long, even if its stored in the LM hash, a hacker will only be able to get the 14 characters of the password ???

You can also change;
Network security: Minimum session security ...clients
Network security: minimum session security...servers
Set those both to "require NTLMv2" and "require 128-bit encryption"

Anyway, hope this helps. If you are a home user you don't really need to worry about this, seeing as a hacker would need physical access to boot from a CD to crack your password.

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I am considering buying Kaspersky Internet Security in store; is this Kaspersky software version worth the buy?
I am using AVG Free as of right now, and a Kaspersky Anti Virus Trial!

A:Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 - 3 users 18 months

Kaspersky is consistently ranked near the top by anti-virus testing labs. Here's a comparison chart from AV comparatves web site: http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php?chart=chart2&year=2015&month=12&sort=1&zoom=2.
Pc magazine has a review of it as well. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2460689,00.asp
Performance is important but Another consideration is the usability of the software. Are you comfortable with the user interface? Is it easy to find out if your anti-virus definitions are up to date, configure scheduled scans, etc.

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