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What virus could destroy user permissions of everything in a PC within days?

Q: What virus could destroy user permissions of everything in a PC within days?

I am on Windows 7 32 Bit. And I recently had a malware attack. The symptoms are:

Within days, I could not shutdown, restart, move files (could copy though), cannot access hard disk drives. I also cannot run commands using cmd.exe as an administrator. Running cmd.exe as administrator and typing in commands, still gives "Administrator privileges required".
After a few days, now, profiles of google chrome, virtual comodo dragon and other softwares are malfunctioning.
The internet sign shows connected, though cannot surf the internet with any browser, except with Virtual Comodo Dragon.
An autorun virus places shortcuts and .exe files on flash drive, changing names of copied files and folders, after deletion of the old files from the flash drive.
Searching and Cleaning with Malwarebytes Antimalware, finds around 500 infections from Trojans and Virus Ramnit ONLY and the infections appear again after deletion and rescan.
I would like to know what virus is this? And though I am going to perform a clean installation, I would like to know what can be done, to get rid of this virus and prevent reinfection when I use the pendrive after reinstallation again.

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A: What virus could destroy user permissions of everything in a PC within days?

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Unknown virus (not detected by Kaspersky Internet Security or Bitdefender Total Security 2014) entered my computer via Windows Mail in May, deleted all my contacts, and began sending bogus emails to me from Facebook contacts that were not in my Windows contacts.  Now it is putting "desktop.ini" files on my Desktop.  It has now created its own User name in the User Accounts and in file Properties I see they are creating and changing file authorizations.  This is beyond out of control.  I don't know what kind of virus it is.  I don't know what I can send you or show you to prove it is there when the 2 top rated virus protection programs cannot find it.   
Running:  Windows VISTA 32-bit, Service Pack 2 (cannot update Windows-process is being blocked by virus),  Malwarebytes, Bitdfender Total Security 2014, Carbonite Home Online Backup. (Deleted licensed copy of Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 today to download 30-day trial of Bitdefender-ran full scan-showed no virus) 
Attaching two files that "appeared" on my desktop yesterday 8/31/13.  I don't know what they mean.
Would gladly post any logs if someone would tell me what logs to provide.  Thank you for any help.

A:Unknown & Undetected Virus now created Authorized User Permissions

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I'm looking for a way to give a user admin permissions for his regular AD account on his computer.
Example: he is logged on as a regular user but needs to install software.
I want to give him admin permissions until reboot or some other point in time after which he loses his permissions again and has to ask again.

I know giving admin access to users is a bad idea and all, but that's how it goes.
with "whoami /logonid" I get an ID that I can add to the administrators group by code like this
$objUser = [ADSI]("WinNT://$id")
$objGroup = [ADSI]("WinNT://$computer/Administrators")
To my amazement, this works: now the user can enter his own credentials in a UAC box and get admin access. After a reboot/logon this ID changes so he would need to ask admin permissions again.
It's possible to ask the user for a motivation and log this and to also clean up the administrators group at a given interval or at boot as well as check if a user is allowed to elevate his rights on this computer. Of course once a user has admin rights
he can circumvent all this, but that's something we have to live with. What's most important is dat not just anyone can elevate his rights.
I'm looking for opinions on this way of working. Anyone have experience with this mechanism? Is it reliable and secure (as far as giving admin rights to a user can be secure...)? I may be missing something.

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Windows ten seem to be designed to destroy eudora files during upgrades, this is at least the third time my personal files, inbox, outbox and personal setting like registration number have been destroyed during an upgrade on Win 10 and I am pissed off. The program files all stay, but I have basically a new installation of Eudora when this occurs, Strikes me as as bloody predatory of Microsoft, kill off old competition

Any Idea's how I can prevent this from happening in future? Anybody else with a similar story

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I just wanted to know whether its possible for a standard user to be abe to install programs/apps on their account. Basically im the admin and have a password on my account. I want to create another user for everyone to use and allow them to install programs, however i dont want them to be able to access my files or folders through the C:/Users section, is this possible to do?

I know you can stop them seeing your files and folders if they have a standard account,but they cant install anything.

Please let me know, thanks

A:User Permissions Standard user

Oh so i can make them admin, but make the permissions to my files private, right?

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I inherited a Dell XP420 Computer with Vista Operating System from my stepson Pat who could never figure out the machine.

I seem to have many problems with Vista revolving around User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control and directory structure. etc.

I?ve been working around UAC problems, but there has to be a way out of this. My most recent issue:

IE has problems fully loading web pages. With IE, like several programs that I run with this computer I get messages that say I have corrupt files. I get object error warnings Chkdsk does not fix problems.

While shopping for a new car battery, with many pages open, the computer completely hung up last night. I had to kill power and reboot.

IE7 did not work, I Unloaded and IE7 would not work also. Google Chrome is fine, I have internet access. I reset all defaults.

After hours of messing around, I discovered the way to start IE is ?Run as Administrator?
Then like so many other programs I run, I get the screen Windows screen
? A Program needs your permission to continue.?

When I dumped my old files on this XP420 computer from my old computer, They resided in User ?Mike_W_old.? I had no permissions with this user, so I moved all the files to ?Pat? I renamed user/administrator Pat to Mike _W under the desktop, but the user pat did not update under the OS C:\ drive \ Users\ Pat and there is no option to rename here.

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A:User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control an

Hello, did you use the Easy Transfer method ? Transfer files and settings from another computer

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Okay, be patient with me guys, because I am new to all this virsus talk.

I have at least one virus that I know of, Spy Destroy 32, that keeps popping up no matter what programs I run to get rid of it. I have run Adaware and they detected Alexa with 8 total references and MRU List with 3 total references. I have Norton/Symantec security and use Bell South DSL. I have also run Spybot Destroy.

Here is what it has done to me. I no longer have Internet Explorer. Some how it has disabled Internet and I am currently using Mozilla. It has also taken away the picture of my dogs on the main screen. Every time I go into my mail it tells me I have a problem with the connection to the server. It sends me an error message and if I click on the error message, it boots me out of e-mail. I also have the 3d Flower Box words show up at the bottom of my screen at times.The system is slow even though my cookies and recycle bin are completely clean.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!! I am afraid to try any more of my own remedies, as I feel this is way over my head now.

Thanks for any help you can give me....Golden Girl

A:Spy Destroy Virus

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Yesterday I have uploaded some file from Handy drive to my Pc, and I have forgotten to switch off handy drive before I take it out of my Pc. And today I turn on my Pc i couldn't found the searching machine on windows tool bar and I when I try to stop some activity by press ctrl+alt+del my pc go down and restart. when I visit youtube or other site that provide the clip video, icouldn't hear any voice from them... then I checked my computer with Norton they found Virus Trojan and worms .. I tried to kill them and then I lost some important part of programm that support my windows.. what can I do to solve all of thiese problemssssss..... I also have lost my Windows Instalation CD... tooo... ohhhh what could I do Please help
Thank lily

A:Virus has destroy my pc

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Hello dudes,
i need help!
 My computer has been invaded by a plague that is in the browser every time I kill her she returns .
This virus creates a User in my chrome and every time I delete it automatically deletes all my favorites and everything I researched and closes the browser and creates another User and so infinitely .
Apart from that my search engine has currently been tampered with to scoldsearch and bing at the same time , how the hell is this possible ? 
sometimes I think that these things only happen to me .
I've done everything to kill these virus , but I can not , I'm a low-user , I do not have a lot technical knowledge . 
I hope someone can help me , I am willing to put the reports requested by the programs indicated here ! 
Observe na imagem em anexo que não há nenhuma opção para remover pragas.


A:Help, some virus destroy my PC!

I am hena And I will be helping you.
I would like to know some stuff. What is that black box in the background in picture #1.
Please download Spybot: Search + Destroy from Here.
If it detects anything, please tell me.
Also, please do not use Slang or Idioms, as english is not my first language.

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I've got a virus on msn. I clicked on a link sent to me from a friend of mine's msn contact (the link was: phewww o( unbelivable, is that you??? who ever is lol ... http://pictures-bucket.com/). Now lots of messages and links leave from my own contact to my friends. I've scanned my pc by the Antivirus (AntiVir Personal), SpyBot, MSN Cleaner, Virus Clenaer, MSN Virus Remover, and not just once! I've also changed my password for accessing msn. What else can I do? I'm attaching the Notepad text of the log obtained by ComboFix.

A:MSN Virus: Can you help me to destroy it?

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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I'm setting up a few Win7 machines for a client, and they want an "admin" account (in addition to the standard "administrator" account), and a "user" account for each computer.

I want the users to be able to connect to any wifi network they have available, however due to user permissions, they are prompted for the admin password whenever they try to make the wifi network "Work" or "Home".

I've tried granting the user account "Power User" access, but this does not help. Am I stuck being forced to completely disable UAC, or are there any group policies available that would allow users to only be prompted for admin password when they want to do something "administration-like"? (Such as accessing another user's folders, setting up a file share, etc...

I want users to be able to install printer drivers, select a "Work" or "Home" network, but NOT to install software applications (outside of printer drivers). None of these machines are connected to a domain, only a "workgroup", as all shared files are accessible via a Sharepoint site in the cloud.

Thanks in advance!

A:user permissions

Well, if these are desktop machines, then there should be no problems with having the admin come over to set up networking just once.

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I am looking for some guidance on how to break some user permissions from a lap top hard drive to an external hard drive. I was deployed overseas and my lap top quit working on me. The hard drive is still good, everything works find when i connect it via usb to my desktop, I just can't transfer over anything because of user permissions. any help with this would be great . thank you for the time


A:user permissions

You will need to take ownership of the entire hard drive. Assuming that you are using Windows XP, try this Microsoft Help & Support article.

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I want to install the utilities that came with my Asus P8P67 Motherboard. When I have them installed, however, all of the non-admin accounts keep getting a string of 5-6 admin password requests to allow the programs to make changes. This is more than a little tedious.

I tried to run them as an administrator but that didn't change anything.

Any suggestions other than not installing the utilities?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Professional if it matter.

Thank you.

A:User Permissions

I wouldn't install anything that changed Windows default security settings. Can you choose only some of them?

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I am running Win XP on a laptop. I know in XP Pro you can set up user premissions, ie cant download, etc. Can this be done in XP home? I have looked in Admin services but cant seem to find anything. Thanks for all the help!

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running win2000 pro on a stand alone pc with 2 hard drives both ntfs. is there any way that i can stop user's being able to access the second drive or certain directorys on the drive??

thanks in advance for any help


A:win 2k User Permissions?

If it's a standalone with NTFS you can do any number of things. If you don't want them to find it at all put a $ sign in the share name. Right click the drive you want to restrict access to and select permissions, take out the everyone and put your local account or admin account in there.

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Well I am trying to fix a friends computer and I think there is some kind of virus. All of the permissions seem to have been set to not have access to anything even on the administrator account. Whenever I try to do anything like open anything in control panel or even open internet explorer it gives me a message saying:

"..you may not have appropriate permissions.."

That is cut down version of the message but I think you may get the idea. If not I will try to re-create the message and write down the whole message, however that computer is just so slow right now it takes a long time for things to load up.

I have taken a brief attempt to install some anti-malware programs, however I can't even install anything right now. I have no permissions to do anything.

The computer is an older compaq presario.

Can somebody advise me of where I can start here?

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So a couple months ago my roommate was using my computer and tried to install a "free" game on the Internet. From that I got a bunch of malware and I think a virus. I tried to fix by uninstalling suspicious software or applications. It worked for awhile but I made the stupid choice to download a torrent that I think infected my computer even more. I've done a lot of research and have tried everything to fix it. I first tried to install malware bytes to scan my pc. But it won't let install any type of anti malware software. Also when I uninstalled suspicious software I think I might have uninstalled necessary programs or software. I also tried to figure out how to disable proxy settings but mistakenly disable my permissions to change them. I'm stuck and have no idea where to go. I'm not
Computer expert and have no money to take my PC to a repair place. I need my computer for school so if someone could at least point me in the right director it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Well, somehow my kid got yet another virus onto my computer. I've determined that it's Skynet, based on the message "The application or DLL globalroot\system root\system32\SKYNETdmlhceff.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

I ran Malwarebytes on it, but the damn thing is now hidden.

Any assistance I can get would be greatly appreciated.

A:I have the SKYNET Virus - Need to destroy it

Hello smartjock99 and to BleepingComputer.The SKYNET* files are the hallmark of a variant of the TDSS rootkit, which sometimes functions as a password/credit card stealer.One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?We can kill this thing though.Please install RootRepealNote: Vista users ,, right click on desktop icon and select "Run as Administrator."Go HERE, HERE, or HERE and download RootRepeal.zip to your Desktop.Disconnect from the Internet or physically unplug your Internet cable connection.Close all open programs, scheduling/updating tasks and background processes that might activate during the scan including the screensaver. Temporarily disable your anti-virus and real-time anti-spyware protection.After starting the scan, do not use the computer until the scan has completed.When finished, re-enable your anti-virus/anti-malware (or reboot) and then you can reconnect to the Internet.Extract RootRepeal.exe from the zip archive.Open on your desktop.At the top of ... Read more

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Just want to start off by saying I'm a noob so bear with me.

Background: We have multiple fire stations running Vista Business where there could be 20 users logged onto the PC at any given time, thanks to "fast user switching" We encourage fast user switching its just, the users never log off and after weeks of not rebooting its starting to cause issues.

Goal: I' am trying to write a script or a task that will run that would log off users who have been inactive for 2-3 days. I do not want this to affect the others users who are already logged on the the PC.


A:Force user logoff after 3 days of inactivity

Hello Alex, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I'm not sure how to do what you are wanting, but as a workaround for now, you can use Task Manager in an administrator account to log off these users.

Task Manager Users - Log Off a Local User

Hope this helps some,

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I have been grappling with my attempts to use batch files to perform selective backup to an external hard-drive. I also have been unable to backup my Quicken data file. Each time I visit a folder I find in "read-only". Then I proceed to change it from "Read-Only". When I return I find it still set "read-Only". I also tried to modify account privileges to allow me to change file attributes. None of this worked. What can be done so I can operate as administrator (with full privileges) to (1) allow me to write and/or change a file / folder ; and (2) to keep the OS from asking me each time if I want to do something?

At this point, if I could have purchased a pc with XP I never would have gone to Win 7. I thought MS fixed all the annoying problems extant in Vista?

I still have a problem getting my other networked PC (running Vista) to be able to access the printers physically connected to my Win 7 machine.

A:Windows 7 user permissions

First, folders always have the readonly flag set. It's always been that way it's actually used to mark that te folder has or is set to be customized. XP was the same way.

BUT, are these files from a folder or drive that was from an older install of windows? OIf so then they belong to a different user. You need to "Take Ownership" of the folders to get full permissions on them for yourself. THis may help Take Ownership Shortcut

It's also possible that quicken itself is locking the file down so "users" don't accidentally delete it. Though you should be able to back it up with read only permissions anyway, so I'm not sure /exactly/ what's going on... Try looking at the advanced permissions and see what user does own the file...

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I am new to setting up users accounts in XP pro. I am the only user of this computer so I have setup one limited account for myself to do all general work on except adminisatrative tasks. My problem is that whenever I want to move a file, rename a file etc as a limited user I get an error message saying - "Access denied Make sure that the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use". At the time no other users accounts are logged on and the disk is not full, I can do these actions as an administrator but not as a limited user. Could someone help me setup this account so I can do these simple tasks



A:Limted user's permissions with XP Pro

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I'm having only one user a/c, administrator, i.e. myself only. However, windows ask me every time for the permission for some tasks and then allow to do it. But I don't know, why it is so? And what is the solution for the same?

A:User Accounts/Permissions

You will never be a "The Administrator", just a member of the Admin Group.

There are some commands that only the built in Administrator account can perform. Therefore at times you will be asked for permission to do this.
It has been this way since Vista and it is to protect the system from yourself.

Learn to live with it!

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I've been trying to allow various programs access to my other HDDs/Partitions and every time I change the settings and click OK windows immediately forgets the changes.

I've tried r-clicking a HDD -> Properties -> Security and changing from "Everyone" to "Administrators(**-PC\Administrators)". When I do this all the little check boxes below switch to Allow like they should. Apply never becomes lit so I can only click OK or Cancel. I click OK thinking my file permissions are now changed but I still do not have permission. When I repeat the process to make sure windows accepted my changes I see it hasn't and goes back to only having the 3 below checked:

Read & Execute
List folder contents
I've tried this with individual folders on a given HDD too to no avail.
Restarting the computer after making changes does nothing.


A:7 Not Changing User Permissions

Quote: Originally Posted by nellofalltrades

I've been trying to allow various programs access to my other HDDs/Partitions and every time I change the settings and click OK windows immediately forgets the changes.

I've tried r-clicking a HDD -> Properties -> Security and changing from "Everyone" to "Administrators(**-PC\Administrators)". When I do this all the little check boxes below switch to Allow like they should. Apply never becomes lit so I can only click OK or Cancel. I click OK thinking my file permissions are now changed but I still do not have permission. When I repeat the process to make sure windows accepted my changes I see it hasn't and goes back to only having the 3 below checked:

Read & Execute
List folder contents
I've tried this with individual folders on a given HDD too to no avail.
Restarting the computer after making changes does nothing.


Hi and welcome

Im a bit confused. are you just trying to enable sharing? If so it need to be done in advanced sharing.

Let us know


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I need a list that will tell me all of the changes made in Windows XP from 2000.


In Windows 2000 a POWER user could use the "net use" command to capture a LPT port for a network pritner.

In Windows XP a POWER user cannot. Microsoft changed it to improve security.

Here is the knoweldge base article about it.


So, what else did they change? I would really like to see a simple list of some kind with this information. I have looked and looked and asked on many different forums. I have yet to find any info about this.

A:User permissions in XP vs 2000

This is a common question. Common enough for me to author a page on xp pro's permissions.


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I am doing a GCSE project using access and i am doing a restraunt booking system but due to system restraints i cannot set up user permissions to restrict access to certain pieces of my datatbase. So i was thinking is there a way to create a piece of programming code which would allow users to be taken to differnet switchboards depending on which word they type into a text box (a bit like a less complex password field) e.g if you type admin into textbox you go to the admin switchboard or if you type waiter you go to a limited switchboard.

Any advice would be great

Thanks guys im relying on you

STUART (stupiehelp)

A:Access - User permissions

I think the easiest workaround is to create welcome screen, which is shown to everyone. This should be a form with a textbox or bitmap image or anything, plus an OK button somewhere. Then you can create an onClose event to this form, which examines currentuser and opens different switchboards accodingly.

EDIT: sample code

Private Sub Form_Close()
Select Case CurrentUser
Case "admin"
DoCmd.OpenForm "FormAdmin"
Case "waiter"
DoCmd.OpenForm "FormWaiter"
End Select
End Sub

PS: CurrentUser contains the user ID, which is typed in when a user logs in to the database. If your DB is not protected, then everyone logs in as admin.

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So something is wired here i have not changed anything but my user permissions look strange, i am admin on this pc always have been but this looks strange any help would be appreciated here is a picture off my user permission on a application, what gives here. and how can i fix if i need to.

A:something looks wired about my user permissions

you probably have your built in Admin account disabled.

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Hi folks,

I'm a reasonably technical person running Win 7 Home Premium, but I'm not much of an "OS guy" and I'm struggling a bit with permissions.

My system is configured with the OS on the C: drive, and it has been customized so that my user profile (My Documents, etc.) is stored on the E: drive, for space reasons.

The problem is, I want to keep my user data separate from my kids' accounts. However, I logged in as my son today and realized that I can see all of my data on the e:\ drive! I can browse to e:\users\myusername, and can see everything in my profile.

Does anyone have any idea what I can do to make it so he can't see that data? I should mention that I'm the only administrator on the box, and if I look at the properties for the e:\users\myusername folder, it shows that both "Administrators" and "Users" have full permission. Can I just remove the "Users" permission?



A:User Permissions Not Working?

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I have windows XP. I already have an admin account.

I now want to create 2 more accounts, one for games and one for work. Is there a way to assign permissions to each profile regarding what programs they can run? (I don't want the work one to be able to play games and the other way around.)

A:User profile permissions?

Here is the result of a search of the Microsoft Knowledge Base


If you find what you need print the article for reference.

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I'm currently using Windows XP Professional Edition. For some reason all my accounts including the administrative accounts are limited to guest priviledges. All my original passwords for the accounts still work. I want to be able to change the permissions on these accounts back to administrator accounts but the OS won't let me since I do not have administrative permissions on any of the accounts that are on the computer.

A:Windows XP Pro User Permissions

If you boot into 'Safe Mode' you should be able to access the main 'Administrator' account, unless it has been deleted or corrupted. This account doesn't show on the login screen if there are other accounts present, so hopefully no one has messed with its settings. HTH

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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150928-1507)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUS
System Model: All Series
BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/20/15 15:03:48 Ver: 07.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16328MB RAM
Page File: 1820MB used, 30831MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Hi I had this problem a few week ago


and since then I have been using the take ownership reg edit quite a bit. I also had a problem with windows update


So I downloaded this ...


Now my system permissions are all messed up and I am unable to install anything to C Drive it seems.
I get error messages saying log in as administrator, or folder in use ect ect.

I'm not sure if this was my fault or not.

How can I fix this mess?

A:User Permissions all messed up

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I would like to have a detailed list of the permissions available for each user type in Windows XP namely: Local Administrators, Power Users, and Standard Users. I have already researched on the internet but I have not yet seen a detailed list of the available permissions for each user account type. The more specific permissions the better (the ones that I am seeing on the internet only provide a general description on what permissions are allowed for each user type.

Here are some links that I already have (although these are not very specific):


Thank you!

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I have set up a laptop running Windows 7 with an Administrator Account and a general User Account (not the Windows 7 Guest). When I log on to the User Account, I get two *.exe files trying to load which require administrator permissions. The files are part of the laptop manufacturers maintenance suite which manages laptop battery use etc so they are OK to run.

How do I give permission for these *.exe files to load automatically when the User Account starts up?



A:Permissions on User Accounts

well, u can add exceptions.
1. go to Start>run type "msconfig" then press Enter or click run.
the system config will popup on the desktop.
2. go to "startup" tab.
3. un-mark the desired "[your program].exe" program.
press enter. and restart the pc.
it will turn off the program that was starting automatically.
the ms config would be like this
type "UAC" on start manu
goto "change user accounts settings"
turn the slider to "never notify"
click ok/done
or C:
To mark an application to always run elevated


Right-click an application that is not likely to have been assigned an administrative token, such as a word processing application.

Click Properties, and then select the Compatibility tab.

Under Privilege Level, select Run this program as an administrator, and then click OK.

these may works for u.
i am with B. so it never bothers me. have a nice day

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While trying to delete the old windows files after an upgrade it kept denying deletion because TrustedInstaller wouldn't allow it so I tried to change ownership from TrustedInstaller to to administrators group and things went down hill from here. apparently a 2nd group of administrators was created and by mistake I deleted the old (original) one, there is also a user called 'CREATOR OWNER' which I deleted too but shows up somehow on other files. It won't allow me to delete these files and asks for permissions from administrators which apparently now is a separate group.

How do I fix this cluster&$^&#? thanks.

For more illustration, this is what it looks like:

A:I messed with User permissions..

Hello and welcome to TenForums

If you have set up system restore points the simplest way to fix this is to revert back to a earlier point in time.

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I've been using a Windows Vista gaming setup for a little over 2 years now; only one user profile with admin rights. I have the free version of AVG installed, and I'm usually quite careful when it comes to avoiding viruses & malware. However, because of one off-aim click, the wrong website was visited, and I caught something nasty.

For awhile, I would be getting pop-ups for virus scanners, and these strange programs kept showing up in my Task Manager; Zcy.exe, Zcx.exe, and so on. I was able to get rid of them by tracking down their location and quickly deleting them after ending their Tasks. Running AVG shows there's no remnants of their legacy.

Unfortunatley, it seems the damage has been done. I now can't perform certain tasks, like installing major name games or software. It keeps telling me I don't have the permissions. My user profile has admin rights; there should be nothing I can't do. I have a feeling whatever it was that was on my PC has altered my rights, and I don't know how to correct it. Is there a solution?

A:User Permissions Screwed Up

Hi -

I suggest that you have your system reviewed by a Security Analyst.

Please follow these steps - http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

Regards. . .


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Hi guys.

I removed my friends laptop hard drive and plugged it in via usb into my laptop. When i was browsing the folders on the hard drive windows told me i didnt have the correct permissions and did i want to access the drive. I clicked yes removed the files my friend needed and then deleted the permission for my laptop to access his folders.

Now my question is have a ****ed up his hard drive when its plugged back into his laptop? Will it say it needs access to my account for him to re open his files, and also will my laptop account name show up under his user permissions area?

Sorry if this sounds dumb but could really use some valuble knowledge.

Thanks guys

A:user account permissions

I don't think so. His permissions would remain i think

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Hi, I would like to limit the access to certain hard drives for other users on my computer, so when they go to search for files, they can only search C:\ etc.
Also to make it so when they go to 'my computer' they can only access C:\
Help is much appreciated!

A:Setting User Permissions

im assuming you have mutliple partitions like c, d, e and so on. You could get this resolved a couple different ways.
1. you could create a local group on your workstation and put user john doe, in the group then simply dont add him to the c drive.
2. or you could create a local group policy that would not allow you to view certain drives, but the only catch with this is not only will any user on the pc not be able to view the c, but the admin wont either...

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I set up my administrator account and standard user account. Both are Live. Alienware Laptop. On the standard account, users can not even run a game (original Fable that requires disk to start up) without it asking for my password. Which is not always convenient seeing as how I work and all. How do I allow standard users to run programs but not make changes to the computer? So far I have not seen any threads about this. I've been going around in circles in control panel searching for anything that would allow me to grant permission permanently but so far I have found nothing.

A:Standard User Permissions

Hello SquishyBell, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Normally you could use the method in the tutorial below to allow a standard user to "Run as administrator" a program without getting an UAC prompt, but this does not always work with games. If you like, you could give it a try to see if it may work for you.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,

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(Sorry if this is in the wrong area I cant find any area of this forums relating to user accounts).

So I changed my user account to the Windows 7 Super Admin account because I am easily annoyed when a computer tries to lock me out of areas :P I am completely okay with this and have no issues. However, many people keep telling me all about how this is a very bad thing to do, e.g. if I get a virus the virus has full control of my system. I dont disagree with this and I can understand it, I just find the benefits of super admin outweigh the risk considering I generally know what I am doing, how to avoid viruses, etc.

I have considered though swapping back to a regular admin account and enabling UAC, however there is so much data, programs installed, program preferences, etc stored on my user, last time I changed it was about a month before things were back to normal. Does anyone know how I could just change the permissions of my current account (the super admin account)?

I somehow doubt it is possible, considering this is the super admin account, if anyone instead knows of a good user migration tool that can transfer data from user to user that would also be great.


A:Changing User Permissions

If you were to change the permissions which applied to your current account, you would effectively be changing the permissions for the system admin account. Anything executed or done as system admin would be within the confines of the set parameters, which may have an effect on certain applications, depending on how they are coded.

To draw comparison, its like having superuser and user in linux, and allowing su only to do what user can do, thus eliminating any possibility of using elevated permissions through su (su or sudo would still happen, superuser still exists, but permissions would be rejected)

It is slightly different with Windows 7, and it wouldn't be that drastic, but there are some processes I believe which rely on the system administrator account.

That being said, I'm not sure how you would go about stripping the Sytem Admin account of its power in the first place, or even if its possible.

I sounded much more helpful in my head than I actually was. Ah well :/

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Booted the computer today. Started a media player to listen to radio. Everything fine. Tried to start another program. Message box informed me Windows unable to access file.You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Now I cannot run any programs.

There is only one user account. I cannot create another because I cannot run Control Panels either. I cannot drag and drop. I can't even shut the computer down except through the Task Manager. I can't even find a way to boot into Safe Mode to see what I could do there. I am trying to avoid reinstalling everything. Help.

A:User Owner has no permissions

FIRST try this:Boot to your WinXP Setup CD
At the 1st window with the Repair option on the bottom Statusbar, do that to open the Repair Console
When you get to the Repair Console's Command Prompt enter CHKDSK C: /R (the R is not a typo)
Let CHKDSK do its thing, then reboot
Also, running CHKDSK from the desktop (via Start menu, Accessories, Command Prompt) by entering CHKDSK C: /F (the F is not a typo), occasionally. This should be part of your general system maintenance routine. Note that this will require a reboot to actually run.

SECOND: You ARE running an up-to-date AntiVirus program, correct?

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I am running 2k3 server with all pc's being 2000 and XP. My issue is that I am the administrator and I would like my assistant to be able to login to the pc's to just install and remove software. With no access to windows settings and all other domain/network settings, and without making him an administrator. Is this possible? Through AD or locally?

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I need some help. I am trying to stop users from changing the permissions on their profiles.


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i have xp pro with 4 user accounts,

1 admin(me)
and 3 limited user accounts

how can i give these limited accounts more permissions i.e cancelling print jobs and changing time without enabling them to make system wide changes or have admin powers??


A:assigning user permissions

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Hi, I apologise if this isn't the right place for this, but I don't see a Server 2003 topic anywhere.

We've inherited the job of IT Support of a large company (7 servers) and everything's going great except it's a nightmare finding out how things are already set up. We've been asked what folders a certain user has access to, and I'm sure there must be an easier way to find out than by looking at every folder shared on the whole network.

Is there some kind of Report function that will give me a list of his permissions across the domain? Or is there a script somewhere that will do it? I know there are commands to list permissions on a certain folder, but I've got too many folders to do that one by one..

A:List of user's permissions

You could right a basic batch file or vbscript that traverses all the directories and files and pipes it to xcacls and then pipes it to the find command to find only permissions for a certain user.

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I want to install the AI utilities that came with my Asus P8P67 Motherboard. When I have them installed, however, all of the non-admin accounts keep getting a string of 5-6 admin password requests to allow the programs to make changes. This happens upon every login and is more than a little tedious.

I tried to run them as an administrator but that didn't change anything.

Any suggestions other than not installing the utilities?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Professional if it matter.

Thank you.

A:User Permissions for Programs

I take it you want to give non-admin accounts some level of power over the programs?

Go into the admin account.

Find the utilities .exe file (usally something like C:\program files\Asus\TurboV\Turbov.exe) and right click the .exe>Properties>Security>Edit>Left Click the User you want to give the privileges to>Click the appropriate privileges box you want>Click Apply

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups


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I would like to have a detailed list of the permissions available for each user type in Windows 7 namely: Local Administrators, Power Users, and Standard Users. I have already researched on the internet but I have not yet seen a detailed list of the available permissions for each user account type. The more specific permissions the better (the ones that I am seeing on the internet only provide a general description on what permissions are allowed for each user type.

Thank you!

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Hi, I have 2 XP machines using SP2, what I am trying to do is use the remote user function of perfect disk 7.0 so that I can defrag my other computer from my main computer. The computers are networked correctly, sharing works and the like. But when I try to access perfect disk on computer 2 it tells me I do not have permission to access the program, and that I need to be a member of the admin group. Could someone please explaine to me what I need to do to add computer 1 to the admin group of computer 2, or give me a link to a web page that will explaine it. Thank you

If this post is not in the right place, could a admin move it for me...thanks

A:Remote user permissions

If your running xp home you can not perform that.

Here is an explination of your error from the manufacturer of PerfectDisk


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