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System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset

Q: System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset

Hi Yet again, Windows is frustratingly taking up all of my time and I have tried everything google has to offer to try and fix it but it seems like no one has screwed up as much as I have on whatever forum. Let me explain the problem: I'm trying to set my account to administrator because I can't install programs, change account settings, make any changes through CMD without getting the system error 5 access denied message and I can't set the administrator account through CMD either. I also don't have the permission to change anything in regedit and I can't even reset my pc because it requires an administrator password which I don't have, is not "nothing" nor is it administrator or admin or password and I can't change it through cmd either. I can't even access the administrator account because it is disabled and even with an elevated cmd I can't activate the "hidden" administrator account. I've ran malwarebytes and superantispyware and I am now looking for the Gandalf of all Geeks to help me solve this problem. I'd immensely appreciate it!

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A: System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset

Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?

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The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.

The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.

Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.

A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe

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Hi

Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past

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I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?

A:admin user lost some admin rights

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Witch


I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?


Whats the name of the file?
Have you tried deleting it in safe mode?

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lost aspire timeline admin pw and access how to reset

A:lost admin password and access how to reset

Which timeline model #. Which operating system? What do you mean by "lost admin password"? Do you mean to the bios or to the operating system? Do you mean that you forgot the password? How often do you use this machine? Jack E/NJ

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lost aspire timeline admin pw and access how to reset

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Hello,

I bought a laptop about a year ago. Shortly after buying it, we lost the password before making a backup disk. I couldn't change the password, we run Windows 7, without the old password. Luckily, or so we think, we have one of those laptops that has a fingerprint scanner so I have been able to log on using my fingerprint as a password. However, I can't believe that I am locked out of changing the passwords on this computer.

I have learned my lesson! Always back it up first! But for now, I need some help. I am also a little worried that I may have been hacked into. A friend said that if your password all of a sudden doesn't work, that is a sign of a hacker. That is what it felt like happened to me. I swear I thought I had the password right, then all of a sudden it stops working.

Thanks so much-Bill

A:Lost password w/ no backup. How can I reset the admin password?

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable then reset your password

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My problems are varied on this PC. Somehow all Admin privileges have disappeared and I cannot disable certain startup items plus I have several AutoIT errors at startup which are directed at GoogleUpdater as follows (these popup randomly): Line 839797 (File "C:\users\smiths\Appdata\roaming\googleupdater.exe"  Error: Incorrect number of parameters in function cell.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16660  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Smiths at 22:12:17 on 2013-08-28
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.5887.3097 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {3F839487-C7A2-C958-E30C-E2825BA31FB5}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {84E27563-E198-C6D6-D9BC-D9F020245508}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
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A:Various problems - AutoIT error at startup, lost admin rights, etc.

Just a bit more flavor on my post....
1) Microsoft Security Essentials found several instances of the Trojan Win32/Squida.A running and I quarantined/deleted those.....
2) CPU Use at 100% all the time when nothing is going on
3) My son uses Minecraft all the time - no idea if his networking may be causing this??
 

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I am trying to download Adobe Digital Editions and I keep receiving the error message

Unable to elevate to administrative rights, error 786

I am the admin! I have turned off the password, I have right clicked on the program and chosen 'run as admin'-then nothing happens.
Any help would be appreciated

A:"Unable to elevate to admin rights" error, when admin user

Try this:




Quote:
SOLUTION: download the setup.exe for ADE, not using the flash install version.

Before you run it, right click on it and check "run as administrator" under the compatability tab. Also under the general tab I clicked on "unblock," which might have made a difference.


From a similar issue: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/953278?tstart=0

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Over the last couple of weeks Kaspersky has been alerting me to trojans that it has told me it dealt with. This evening I got an alert again saying it had dealt with trojan.html.fraud.d. Windows also updated itself this evening.

My PC now seems to have lost admin rights (I only found this out when I went to try and use Nero and it told me I couldn't burn). I am set up as a computer administrator. The log in and shut down has also changed 'look'.

Can anyone please help me and determine if I am infected, how I can get my PC back working normally again and have admin rights!!

I am using XP Media Edition.

Thanks in advance.

A:XP lost admin rights

Lost Administrator rights.http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Administration...t_of_admin.aspx

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Thank you in advance for any help. I'm not a complete n00b, but I apparently know just enough to jack my laptop up. Anyway, I noticed trouble the other day when my computer would start up with only the "My Documents" window coming up. I fixed that through task manager/regedit. Afterwards, I started getting obvious malware popups, so I ran a virus scan on Norton and saw that I had these
Downloader.MisleadApp
Trojan.Vundo
Trojan.Dropper
Trackware.Webenhancer
Hacktool.Rootkit

I turned off my System Restore after running the scan and rebooting a couple times, and now it looks like I'm clean, except I have DLL errors when I start-up, and don't have administrator priveleges (I'm the only user). Here's the HijackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:54:42 AM, on 5/7/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
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A:Lost Admin Rights.. Please help!

Sorry to bump this, but I really need assistance with this issue. I run a small business and this is definitely effecting my business. Thank you so much!!
 

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I'm Using Win2kPro on an IBM PII laptop with 98MB of ram and a 30G hard drive. I am established as the administrator on this machine. The problem is this, I am unable to set up my machine to receive faxes, I can send, but not receive. I have gone into the "Fax Manager" to elect the option to receive but each time I do so I receive the following error message: "Access Denied".
I've tried accessing the system administration options to reset the "permissions", reset the administrative name et al, nothing seems to be working for me. What am I doing wrong and can anyone help me out? I really need this function.

Thanks,
Rico
 

A:Lost Admin rights...?

Are you logged on with an account that is part of the Admen group?

Does the issue occurs if you log on with a different account that is part of the Admin group?
 

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Hi Guys, I'm runnning Windows XP Professional on an HP 2510p. I was infected, but after running some tools now I think I'm not infected, although I'm not sure and I lost admin rights. If you could help I would kindly appreciate it :D
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by User at 17:51:10,73 on 15-04-2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.56.1033.18.2023.930 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\dpupdchk.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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A:Lost Admin Rights

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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I'm Using Win2kPro on an IBM PII laptop with 98MB of ram and a 30G hard drive. I am established as the administrator on this machine. The problem is this, I am unable to set up my machine to receive faxes, I can send, but not receive. I have gone into the "Fax Manager" to elect the option to receive but each time I do so I receive the following error message: "Access Denied".
I've tried accessing the system administration options to reset the "permissions", reset the administrative name et al, nothing seems to be working for me. What am I doing wrong and can anyone help me out? I really need this function.

Thanks,
Rico
 

A:Lost Admin rights...?

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Hello, I?m royally screwed. Basicly I can?t do anything because I have no admin rights. After an accidental SID change (I know I know) I got locked out of my admin account. And since this pc has no other accounts I?m f*cked.

First of all, system restore doesn?t work because I didn?t reboot in days. Second, booting in safe mode to get to the secret-administrator account doesn?t work either because it isn?t there. Now I tried the cmd>net user administrator /active:yes but ironicly this needs administrator priviliges ofcourse. An alternative I found for this was boot in safe mode>Ctrl+shift+enter and type net user... but Ctrl+shift+enter didn’t work and running cmd normally gave me the same no-rights error.

All of this wouldn?t be a problem if I could just type in my administrator password somewhere (which I still have just to clearify) and regain acces but ofcourse since this is vista, my password is useless. Way to go!

The only place where I can type in my administrator password is F8>Repair computer, which leads me to the pre-installed vista setup. Here I can login to my administrator account which leads me to the repair options and I already tried all of those exept the complete backup one. Now the funny thing is this > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/imgs/re6.jpg should be displayed but in my case I miss the cmd option which I need for this solution> What do I do: I can no longer log in or elevate to an administrator account

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A:Admin rights lost

Maybe you could get access with the system account.
How to gain access to system account the most powerful account in Windows.
use with extreme care.

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I'm Using Win2kPro on an IBM PII laptop with 98MB of ram and a 30G hard drive. I am established as the administrator on this machine. The problem is this, I am unable to set up my machine to receive faxes, I can send, but not receive. I have gone into the "Fax Manager" to elect the option to receive but each time I do so I receive the following error message: "Access Denied".
I've tried accessing the system administration options to reset the "permissions", reset the administrative name et al, nothing seems to be working for me. What am I doing wrong and can anyone help me out? I really need this function.

Thanks,
Rico
 

A:Lost Admin rights...?

Are you logged on with an account that is part of the Admen group?

Does the issue occurs if you log on with a different account that is part of the Admin group?
 

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I have windows 7 home premium in my hp laptop. Now, few days back I lost admin rights lost and tried to get it back by restoring previous restore point. I got it also.
Then, I tried to install windows 7 service pack 1, but unable to complete the task successfully.
After the above procedure, I lost all my previous restore points along with admin rights from my system. Now, please suggest the best solution.
 

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I have been trying to find out how to correct this for the past 6 months. My son added a Microsoft account to my win 8 HP computer. Because I then had to type a password in every time I turned on or woke up my computer, we tried taking it back off. He typed in netwiz or something like that. I don't know what he did after that, but I can no longer update anything on my computer because I am not the admin. Trusted installer is. I approached HP about this and they want $100 to remotely enter my computer and fix the problem. That means it can be fixed. Only help they gave me is it has to do with the window modular installer. Any ideas as to what they may be doing if they went into my computer? That is a lot of money but I may have to pay it or do a total format and restore to get my computer back.

Thanks,

Barb

A:Lost admin rights in Win 8

See here: How to enable the hidden Administrator account in Windows 8

Do that, then login as Administrator and change the account type for your normal account to Administrator and change or remove the password.

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sir
I started my laptop today and it showed a different welcome screen ,and the touchpad scroll also stopped working.When I tried to access msconfig to know aboput startup services it showed this message ""Windows cannot find C:\WINDOWS \System32\msconfig. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again"" .The same message appeared when opening regedit and other files on C:.
Ever since my touchpad also doesnt work in between.I mean sometimes it works and sometimes doesnt.

Please provide a solution.I doubt its some virus

THanks
Jose

A:lost admin rights

Also a message of not responding keeps appearing asking to end process....

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Hello, I?m royally screwed. Basicly I can?t do anything because I have no admin rights. After an accidental SID change (I know I know) I got locked out of my admin account. And since this pc has no other accounts I?m

First of all, system restore doesn?t work because I didn?t reboot in days. Second, booting in safe mode to get to the secret-administrator account doesn?t work either because it isn?t there. Now I tried the cmd>net user administrator /active:yes but ironicly this needs administrator priviliges ofcourse. An alternative I found for this was boot in safe mode>Ctrl+shift+enter and type net user... but Ctrl+shift+enter didn?t work and running cmd normally gave me the same no-rights error.

All of this wouldn?t be a problem if I could just type in my administrator password somewhere (which I still have just to clearify) and regain acces but ofcourse since this is vista, my password is useless. Way to go!

The only place where I can type in my administrator password is F8>Repair computer, which leads me to the pre-installed vista setup. Here I can login to my administrator account which leads me to the repair options and I already tried all of those exept the complete backup one. Now the funny thing is this > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/imgs/re6.jpg should be displayed but in my case I miss the cmd option which I need for this solution> http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Administ..._of_admin.aspx

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A:Lost my admin rights

Hi,

First thing you should do is back up your data.

One way you can do this is by using Ubuntu. This is completely free, and has the advantage that it can be run off a USB stick or a CD - saving you having to install it on your hard drive.

You can get it from here: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

Step #2 on that page shows you how to create the USB/CD.

Then once you boot into it (choose the option where it just runs off the USB/CD) you can use it to copy your files from the Windows Partition to an external hard drive (Note: Do not copy anything to the Ubuntu Filesystem as it will not be saved on shut-down)

Once your data is backed up you can decide if you want to proceed with trying to fix it or just re-install.

Regards,
Reventon

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Hi,
My brother thought by logging into his Microsoft account on our main computer would be very helpful. He then got admin rights. So, the past few days I have been trying to undo what he did and sure enough I have got his account off the computer. However, when making him just a standard user from admin, the account we still have on our main desktop is only a standard user as well and i forgot to change it to an admin. I tried so many different ways. I tried command prompt, safe mode to giving the local account admin but the "YES" button is still blurred out. I have no idea what to do since this a new software and every method I have tried doesn't help.

A:Lost all Admin rights.

Option four here:
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi

My norton antivirus recently picked up a Printer.exe virus and deleted it, immediatly after this the PC re-booted itself and since then I have lost all of my admin rights. Norton has also been disabled and I can't start it again.

During a session, I periodically get a "Copying..." dialog box which I cancel. There has also been a mention of kernelwind32.exe when it does this...

I've carried out a HJT check - see below. Any help would be appreciated.

Paul
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 23:59:25, on 28/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE2.0\OpwareSE2.exe
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A:Lost admin rights

Hi, welcome to TSF!

Download combofix.exeSave it to your desktop.
Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply along with a fresh HijackThis log.
Note:In case you already used Combofix previously, please delete the version you are having and redownload it again, because Combofix is being updated everyday.
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.
Do not post the ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt - unless I ask you to.
If your Antivirus software is detecting combofix or a part of it as a virus, please choose to ignore it as Antivirus products cannot determine the good/bad use of some softwares embedded in combofix.

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Hi!

I just did "chkdsk /f" as someone in that chat adviced me to do because my defragmentation was not moving forward and then it said
"Access Denied"

Even though I am the administrator of the computer.
I also had a likewise error 40000 when a game was trying to update that may have also had to do with Administrator rights.
Yesterday I scanned my computer with AVG Anti-Virus free and it said I had an unknown virus? But then AVG told me it was removed or in quarantine.
I'm using windows XP 64 bit.

Am I infected? What do I do?!

Greetings,
SFS

A:Lost some admin rights?

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can. If you have performed any of the scans below post the logs for those scans, and then perform the ones you have not done.Please download and run Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screensho... Read more

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Last week the "Win 7 Security 2012" popped up and started scanning. I tried to kill the app and the process, but couldn't. I shutdown the computer and rebooted into safe mode and ran Malwarebytes and did and AVG scan. It did find some errors and fixed/removed them. Reboot and logged back in Windows. I didn't see any pop ups, so thought the problem was fixed. I started noticing that I was getting error messages whenever I went to Google or gmail. Can't remember the exact wording, but something about the site not having current credentials.

I did a Google search on how to fix it and it stated to go to local apps and remove a file. I tried, but was told that I was not an admin and couldn't do it. I went to my user accounts and even though my icon for my account said "Administrator", when I went in to check it, it stated that I was a standard user. I tried to switch it back to Administrator, the "Change Account Type" would gray out. I logged into another administrator account and had the same issue. So, non of my accounts have admin rights.

I received a pop up stating that my firewall was disabled, so tried to turn it back on and received the message "Windows firewall cannot change some of your settings.

Also, there are times when my CPU is running at 100%, and stays there for long time, even when I don't have any programs running.

Thanks for your help.

Here is my DDS log:

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A:Infected and Lost Admin Rights

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I currently have Windows 7 Home Premium which I upgraded to a few months ago. Everything has been working fine up until this point. Due to some issues with a software program, I uninstalled it and went to reinstall it again, only to receive a pop-up saying that I needed to login as an administrator with a password and such. I also had the option of selecting my own account and continuing.

I've tried both options, as my single account on this computer is listed as the administrative account. I've tried adding a new account and making it the administrator and installing from there but that doesn't work either. Even after restoring my computer to a previous point, I still am not allowed access, being told that I am not an administrator.

I've received various forms of this error message. One such message was "unable to elevate error 6" or something to this nature. Now I just continually receive the "you must be an administrator" error message.

I've run numerous virus, malware and registry error scans on my computer but nothing is coming up. The restore gave me back the software but I still can't update it...

I've perused various sites online to try and find an answer to my issues. The problem is that most other people seem to have a different OS, have just purchased their computer, or the symptoms they discuss are vastly different from that of my own computer.

If anyone can help me figure out what's wrong that would be great!

A:[SOLVED] Lost Admin Rights

Make sure you are logged in an Admin account and right click the Installer file (Setup.exe) and choose Run As Administrator.
If that fails try this: Unable to install programs, please help.

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Admin rights lost on Windows 7

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Hi I have been reffered to you by Jcgriff2 hope you can help.

I have removed Win 7 Antimalware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware, it worked great and has removed the virus.
Unfortunately I still get the error message when I try to system restore "System Restore has been turned off by your system administrator. To turn on system restore, contact your system administrator"

I do have administration rights on my PC but can't resolve. I don't know if any other commands are the same.
here is the log DDS

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Ian at 11:37:43.80 on 02/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.44.1033.18.3326.1993 [GMT 1:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
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A:Admin rights lost on Windows 7

Hello ian666,

Please post the Malwarebyte's log.

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UpdateI've manages to stop the shared access service(cmd prompt - "sc stop SharedAccess" and "sc delete Shared Access")I've killed off the svcvhost entries with HijackthisI've deleted the windows\system32\svcvhost.exe file with killfileeverything looks goodI did all this once and it was fine for 15 minutes then it all came back - everything - no idea whyI've done it again and it's stayed fixed for 20mins or so - looking OK at the moment.Still no command prompt and no windows firewallcurrent log is:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 17:29:20, on 18/08/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Stardock\SDMCP.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Utilities\... Read more

A:Infected - Lost Admin Rights

Hey there Bob and welcome to Bleeping Computer's security forum.My name is David, I will be helping you with your log today.So far i think you've done a pretty grand job of removing all the malware off your system as the Hijackthis log above is now clean. My only concern is that you say you removed it all before and it came back again. This could be anything from a reinfection due to your lack of protection (no antivirus installed for example), or you have some hidden downloaders on your system which keep reinfecting you as long as you have them on your system. I'll do my best to root out the bad files if they are present, then try and repair any damage done by the malware. I have seen cmd.exe get corrupt a couple of times for no apparent reason, though suspected malware. Or the default path to c:\windows\system32 may be lost but that would cause a host of problems. But you could try start/run c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe to see.If not try start/run c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386\cmd.exeand see if that copy works. If so then copy it over the one in c:\windows\system32. There is also a cmd.exe in c:\i386, but that is the pre-sp2 version I believe.If not, try start/run c:\windows\system32\command.com - the old command interpreter. If that doesn't work either then likely the problem lies in the core of Windows and a repair might be in order. Let me know how that goes. I saw in your other thread that the... Read more

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I have removed Win 7 Antimalware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware, it worked great and has removed the virus.
Unfortunately I still get the error message when I try to system restore "System Restore has been turned off by your system administrator. To turn on system restore, contact your system administrator"

I do have administration rights on my PC but can't resolve. I don't know if any other commands are the same.

Ian

A:Admin rights lost on Windows 7

Welcome to TSF!

Go to Control Panel and search for create a restore point-> Go to the Configure window and make sure system restore is set on for your OS drive.

Regards,
Reventon

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The problem started when a colleague had an excel file he'd forgotten the password to. I downloaded a password utility and ran it. It was not a program at all but a suite of spyware. (I still have the program if you want to have a look! via a VMware machine or similar).

Now the windows firewall is switched off and I'm told I don't have admin rights to switch it back on again (this applies when logged on as admin in safe mode as well). I cannot call up task manager either. Adaware detects and fixes the task manager problem but it comes back at re-boot

I've used Adaware, Spybot and Spyware doctor and cleared out a load but the main problem remains. Spydoctor reports Backdoor.CIADoor.13 - it says it has fixed it but it's there when re-scanned

As the 'login startup' begins the firewall is 'on' but gets turned off as the computer finishes it's startup which make me think that there is something in the startup sequence. I've used Hijackthis and suspect a 'userinit' entry that I'd not noticed before but best internet advice says it should be there.

I hope someone out there can help me ....

A:Infected - Lost Admin Rights.

Have you run any online virus scanners?Try these:http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/http://housecall.trendmicro.com/Also this online Trojan scanner:TrojanScan

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Need Help asap, I have lost all admin rights on my only user account on this machine. I have searched for a solution high and low for awhile now but I need to install software for work!

I cannot open an elevated command prompt (Access Denied)

I cannot edit registry (Access Denied)

When I try to refresh windows I am asked to pick an account to continue with and the only account shown is the Homegroupuser$... no clue what the password for this would be as I have no network.

I need to know how I can access my admin account... I am not using pro version of windows........

A:Lost admin rights on only account

If you do not have administrative account and can't create administrative account then there is not much you can do.

it looks you have deleted the only administrative account?

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Hi
My son used netplwiz.. and might have as well downloaded a game without asking.
Problem : we do not have any administrator rights (or account I'm not a computer person). I've read and tried a lot of solutions proposed on different forums. All of them failed.
Cannot use the comm prompt admin
Cannot access Command Prompt through Advanced advance options.
Try regedit with win+run and follow this Load Hive window system root drive (did not see this in peticular) so I selected > Windows > System32 > config. Access to config is denied so cannot find SAM.
Restore is not working
Network is block out (so no internet)
Computer do not have a DVD slot (burning something is not an option)
Pleeaaaaaaase heeeelp. I'm about to cry

A:Lost all admin rights and account

gael said:

My son used netplwiz.. .
...we do not have any administrator rights (or account...).



Welcome to TenForums.

The first account Windows 10 sets up is always an administrator account. Subsequently you can use this to make more accounts. These would be standard accounts when you create them, but as an administrator you can promote them to be administrators too. Unfortunately an administrator can also demote their own account to a standard account, and it sounds like this is what your son has inadvertently done.

First, if you have any other accounts you can log in to, try loging in to each in turn to see if one is still an administrator. If it turn out you truly have no administrator accounts any more, don't despair, there is another one. It's the built-in account named Administrator. This is always disabled by default, but you can enable it. Then you can log in as Administrator and undo the damage your son has done by promoting your account back up to being an administrator again.

See option 4 in this tutorial...
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10.

It would be a good idea to disable the built-in Administrator again once you have finished using it. It's not safe to use Administrator as your regular account. It has unlimited access to the whole system and isn't protected by User Account Control (UAC) as normal administrators are. It would also be a sensible precaution to create at least one more local account that is an ... Read more

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Notebook PC Energy Star HP 15-f010mw lost admin password, get error code 76602529 after password fails.Win8.1, SN 5CD4350RJN, PRODUCT NO.  J8A22UAHave tried various bios reset recommendations, but no joy. What code will by pass the bios requirement for a password.  Help granddaughter's laptop.  Thanks in advance.

A:Notebook PC HP 15-f010mw lost admin password, get error code...

Hi, Enter  69760509 Regards, DP-K

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I am the only user and am locked out of admin rights, network connections page is blank all connections have disappeared , lost all sound - says there is no audio device. Cannot turn on firewall/internet connections.For further information please read this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/211065/not-sure-what-i-am-infected-with/ ~ OBmy DDS logDDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Jerry at 15:00:28.45 on Sat 03/21/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.766.481 [GMT -4:00]AV: AVG 7.5.557 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exeC:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\ANIWZCSdS.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k eapsvcsC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilterC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsJ:\dds.scr============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/TB: {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8398-26FADCF27386} - No FileEB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No FileuRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exemRun: [NWEReboot] mRun: [RegistryMechanic] mRun: [NvC... Read more

A:lost all admin rights and internet connections

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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The other day I was trying to connect both of my computers to each other, over my network, that way I could share files and my printer between both pc's. After hours of trial & error I finally got them setup to where I can share files between each pc, but I just couldn't get the printer to be networked. But that's not why I'm here for help. When I was trying all these different things to get my printer to be networked - somehow I screwed up my login permissions for my desktop pc.

First, here's my equipment:
I have a desktop computer, running Win 7 (64 bit) OS
And my printer is connected directly to my desktop - my printer is a HP Photosmart C4600 series
My other computer is a Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop, running Win XP SP3 (32 bit) OS

Before all of this crap started, I had my desktop setup so that when I turned on my computer, I wouldn't have to log in, or select any kind of user account to use - there always just used to be 1 main account with full admin permissions.

But now my computer has me logging in under a Guest Account, without admin permissions. I've tried everything to undo my problem and go back to the way things were, but I've had no luck.

Heck, I even went to system restore - hoping that I could just roll back by 1 day - but the pc won't let me use system restore, because it says I don't have admin rights.

Please help me get rid of this guest account, so I can go back to having my 1 and only account WITH FULL ADMIN RIGHTS. lol :)

A:Login Problems - Lost my Admin Rights

Have you tried booting to a Windows 7 installation CD if you have one? boot to it and on the first or second screen there is a small link at the bottom which says 'Repair my computer' (or similar). Click it and there is a system restore option. Alternatively on that same list of options there will be a Startup repair utility which may rebuild your accounts.

Does the computer log straight into the Guest account or is there a logon screen? If you goto control Panel then user accounts is an admin account listed?

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:53:16, on 2009-03-09
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\udaterui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dll32.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.houstonwaterbills.houstontx.gov/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=localhost:7171
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A:Lost Admin Rights Due to Spyware/Malware, Please Help.

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Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

After your system has been verified as clean, if your are still experiencing those problems come back here and we will assist you further.

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Hello,
I have Windows 7.
 
I noticed that all of a sudden my option to create a new file folder disappeared.  After some searching, it appeared the problem was with the registry.  When I went to change it, the Registry is not found.
 
I continued my search and realized I had a virus. No online scans work, the internet browser just closes.
 
I have download onto a USB and copied onto the infected computer- Norton Power Eraser, Super Spyware, Malwarebytes.  They open and close immediately.
 
I came to this forum to get instructions on combo fix. 
 
I tried to pull up the command line with the winkey +R and I get the message I do not have access.
 
Can someone please help me?
 
Thanks

A:Cannot run any antivirus, even if downloaded. Lost admin rights

Welcome aboard  Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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I was instructed to open a new post in the XP Forum per post 259872. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/259872/lost-admin-rightsctrl-al-del-does-not-workcannot-shut-down-without-powering-off/I have been experiencing the following issues:* Cannot Shut down without manually powering up* IE windows open and then immediately close for four or five tries prior to being able to actually access the internet* IE windoes lock up when trying to close them* When I try to go into Control Panel, I normally receive an error saying that i do not have sufficient rights* Cannot print* Cannot do a CTRL ALT DEL* various other programs will lock up after having them open for 15 or so minutes.I worked with someone in the HJT forum (see post above) and he walked me through various steps that you can see in the notes. At this point, he has referred me here for assistance. Also note: I have unfortunately not been able to locate my XP CD.I appreciate any help that you can provide.

A:Cannot CTL ALT DEL, Print, Shut down, etc. Lost admin rights

Well...seems to me that Kahdah pretty much ran the gamut of things that could work, short of a repair install effort or a clean install. I certainly can't think of much that you can try without an XP CD.Your system sounds as if it needs a clean install, but I would try a repair install first. A repair install would leave your data files and programs intact, but would give you a new set of system files. But...a repair install will not correct hardware or malware problems...I think we can rule out malware presence at this point, but the effects seem to be evident on your system.You need to see if you borrow or obtain a copy of someone's CD (same version, same SP-level) as your system. Using that, with your valid license, we could then try a repair.I believe you already tried this, but I am posting it for future use by some in similar situations where registry permissions have been changed.Reset Registry & File Permissions in XP, http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/reset-th...-in-windows-xp/.I see where some suggest that the Dial-A-Fix tool may enable resetting default permissions...but I guess I don't have much faith in a tool's ability to deal with situations that are almost 2010-ish...when it hasn't been updated in 3 years. But...trying it is better than trying nothing, IMO.Worth reading, http://www.timeatlas.com/useful_utilities/...update_problems.http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fixLouis

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Hi All,Working on a XP PC that has no security updates, for a family member and they have lost admin rights on their acount. I would imagine a virus or malware. When logged in under true admin account in Safe Mode I have all rights and access. But the infected profile is limited even in Safe Mode. Below is a Hijackthis log file in safe mode from this PC.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:42:37 PM, on 5/4/2008Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Boot mode: Safe modeRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://srch-us4.hpwis.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://srch-us4.hpwis.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://srch-us4.hpwis.com/R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://us4.hpwis.com/R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft ... Read more

A:Lost Admin Rights And Other Functions - Virus?

Hello there and welcome to BleepingComputer. My name is Charles and I will be dealing with your log today. As you can probably see our HijackThis Team is incredibly busy at the moment, but I apologise for the delay you have experienced. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A HijackThis LogThanks,Charles

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H guys,

My computer was infected with virus/malware/spyware/everything.
One of the many symtoms was that my account did not have admin rights anymore.
After Cleaning the pc the computer runs much better. i have follow the instruccions on spyware/malware removal on a previous thread. But i still don't have administrator rights on this accont. I can't change my deskpot, i can't get to system properties (right click my computer,properties) i can't get to control panel, i can't do any updates.

The computer is listed as an administrator account, and i don't know how to go about with this.

i tried creating another admin account and then copying the old one to the new one but it does not allow me to copy the profile. It would allow me to copy any other profile listed but not the one i want to change.

Again this started happening after my computer was infected.

Everytime i tried to do any of the tasks mentioned above i get a lack of priveileges message telling me to contact the system administrator. and this is anoying.

Can anyone help Please.
Your help will be Greatly appreciated.
 

A:Lost admin rights after virus infection.

Try performing an XP repair:
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-to-repair-Windows-XP-t138.html
 

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I have installed win 7 64 bits - actually on top of win 7 32 bits and this has worked fine for a month or so. Then, last week it started to work somewhat weird. I think it may be due to automatic updates from Microsoft that has created some inconsistencies, I've tried lots of suggestion I find on the I-net, but nothing has cured the problem yet.

E.g, I use WiFi for connecting to the I-net but when I look into the Network and Sharing Center it tells me that I'm not linked to any network, even if IE 9, Safari and Outlook work (seemingly) fine.But, I can't change anything. My UA says I am the admin, but I'm not able to create a new UA with admin rights.

I really hope for some help so that I can avoid to clean up everything and start all over again.
I tried to repair the system by using the installation CD, but it tells me that the system on the PC is newer and hence it can't fixt it.

Do you have any suggestion?

Best regards
Kai

A:Lost admin rights windows 7/64 bits

Go to Start/Search and type CMD. Right click the CMD.exe icon in the Search Results and Run As Administrator. In the Command Prompt type ipconfig /Release and press enter. Your IP address should change to 0.0.0.0. Now type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter. Now type ipconfig /renew you should get a new IP address and the Network and Sharing should remove the yellow flag.

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Hi - I have a home XP system and when I did a spyware scan a few months ago I lost my control panel and Administrator rights. I ran "Control userpasswords2," from the command line and it shows that I have administrator rights. But, when ever I try to remove or install a program the system says "access denied make sure the disk is full," or You do not have privileges contact your system administrator. I started in safe mode, created a new account, with full administrator privileges, but, that too did not work. By the way the control panel was not available in safe move. I even checked the registry for "noncontrolpanel," and could not find that entry. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks... Ronnie

A:Lost Control Panel + No Admin Rights - Please Help

What error does it give you when you try to open the control panel?

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I'm not sure what happened but all of a sudden the only admin account is QBDataServiceUser23, which I understand is from using multi user in QuickBooks. Intuit is the only one that knows the password for QBDataServiceUser23 and I cannot add another account, install anything, do system restore or anything unless I have admin rights. I get a pop up every now and then that says I am logged in as a standard user. I would really like to be able to figure this out without having to reinstall Windows. I have searched and searched on the net but cannot find any info on how to get QBDataServiceUser23 off or how to add a new admin account without needing the password. Anybody have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks.

A:Lost admin rights and cannot download or install anything

Perhaps a quick call to Intuit may help?

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Hello,

I have a notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium. I have only 1 account on it, with admin rights. But somehow a couple of days ago I lost my admin rights (even though the account still shows as an admin). Things that changed are:
- Can't start cmd
- Can't start regedit
- When I press ctrl+alt+del there's no more option to open the task manager
- Firefox saved passwords are gone when I reboot
- I get the following error on startup (I translated it to English from Dutch):

Quote:




Microsoft .NET Framework

There is an unprocessed exception in the program. If you press "Continue", de error will be ignored and the progam will continue. If you press "Quit", the program will be shut down immediately.

Access to registerkey HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System denied


See the end of this message for more information on calling of JIT error finding in stead of this dialog.




I didn't translate the rest of the message, but here it is:

Code:
************** Tekst van uitzondering **************
System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Toegang tot de registersleutel HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System is geweigerd.
bij Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str)
bij Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck, RegistrySecurity registrySecurity)
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A:[SOLVED] Lost admin rights on Windows 7

Boot into Recovery using Windows DVD or the Recovery partition and run Windows System Restore -- choose a restore point prior to the trouble occurring.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I am not on my own computer... helping someone else to fix theirs.
We have no administrative rights and control panel is GONE! I ran the free scan from Symantec and it came up with more than I can count trojans and other stuff.... This computer 'was' sitting in a place where 'people' came in and used it for their...... uhhh.... personal 'stuff'.... so it is completely corrupted.
It is used at a small business office and would really like to repair it for them. The only thing I do know is that it he is running WinXP Home (service pack2 suppose to be on it)... it is from Dell.
I am hoping someone can help me get it up and running again.... all of his car sales 'stuff' is on it!!
Thanks
 

A:Lost Control Panel & Admin rights!!! HELP~pls

Thought this may help.... I am hoping to resolve this today =).

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:54:42 PM, on 11/2/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Brmfrmps.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Scansoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter2\brctrcen.exe
C:\WINDO... Read more

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I had to use dell recovery and everything seem to complete without problems, but when I tried to sign in it told me that my password was incorrect. The pwl file was corrupt. Now without admin rights I am unable to do anything even reinstall windows 10 because I used the win 10 that dell gave. I am unable to download and execute windows 10 without admin rights.

A:Lost admin rights in windows 10 after recovery

When you lost admin rights in Windows 10, you can offline create a new admin account using a boot USB drive. Here are the steps.
Step 1: Borrow another Windows computer with administrator access. Download and install the Windows Password Refixer utility on this computer. After installation is complete, launch this utility, and then follow its on-screen instructions to burn this utility into a USB flash drive. Once burning successfully, you will get a boot USB drive.
Step 2: Connect the USB flash drive to your Dell Windows 10 computer on which you lost admin rights, and set the computer to boot from the USB drive.
Step 3: After the Dell computer boots up successfully, you can add a new admin account by the Add User button.
Step 4: After you add a new admin account, disconnect the USB drive and restart the computer, by the Reboot button.
Step 5: After the computer boots up, you will come to the Windows 10 login screen, and you can use the newly added admin account to sign in.
www.isumsoft.com/.../lost-administrator-rights-in-windows-10.html

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Hey folks,
I want to prevent another use from installing software. How can I password protect the admin rights?

A:Password protect admin rights

No.

You can password protect your Admin User account, and make their account standard though.

Any Admin level account can perform installs and system changes. If you dont want them to have this priviledge elevation, change the account to a standard one.

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