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Solved: Teamviewer MultiTasking (Local User and Remote User Using At The Same Time)

Q: Solved: Teamviewer MultiTasking (Local User and Remote User Using At The Same Time)

Hi, I am using Teamviewer to remotely control my friend's computer and help him with tech problems, and I need to help him with a certain thing that will take a long time. He gets bored of me controlling the computer for so long, so I want him to be able to do something else on his computer while he waits. Can I control his computer in the background while he has a different window open so he can watch videos while I work on his computer?

And if not, is it possible to make a 'plugin' for teamviewer to do this?

I really need this feature, so thank you so much to anyone that can help me with this.

Preferred Solution: Solved: Teamviewer MultiTasking (Local User and Remote User Using At The Same Time)

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A: Solved: Teamviewer MultiTasking (Local User and Remote User Using At The Same Time)

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I run windows 7 premium 64 and all of the sudden I stated to get this popup after windows loads that says
"C:\User\Lori-Bee\AppData\Local\Temp\032150Log.iniis lost"
How can I fix this?...I tried check disk running CCleaner ....No difference

A:C:\User\User -User\AppData\Local\Temp\032150Log.iniis lost

Hi there ... Read the Link below and follow the Instructions ..
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- Error 182418Log.iniis lost

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I am playing around with Server 2012. If I want to have a laptop configured for "at office use" with option to go on site, what would be the best way to do that in order to retain access to shared locations on server that is "at office"?

Should I create a standard windows account unrelated to my domain controller, and have them VPN regardless if they are in office or on site? Or is there a way to have a laptop configured for domain use, where it will still be functional (local computer use) on site outside of the office, even without internet connection (I know you can's VPN without it).


A:Best way to set up local and remote user with Server 2012

Well this is kind of interesting. You can in fact use a domain laptop away from the local network as long as you have logged into int once on the domain so it can cache your password for future log ins. Now comes to the more difficult part of your question's. Accessing files remotely while not online, you can set up what is called offline files. Offline files will give you acess to your files away from domain network. So if you choose to do offline files any changes made to the file while away from the domain controller where you shares are set up will have to be synced once back on the domain network. So if you make changes to lets say docA while off domain network, once you get back to domain network you will have to sync offline files to the server to update any changes you have made. This set up would not require offsite network but can bring problems when syncing once you reconnect on domain. But now lets say you have the same shares and now you have multiple individials with the same access to the shares. Say you make changes to docA and the other person makes changes to docA while offiste. Once you both reconnect and sync to server you could have issues with data such as duplicate information or doc merging. VPN would be the best option for sure....

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We are developing one application where we have one requirement where we want distinguish keyboard \ mouse event between local and remote user. When remote user perform any mouse click operation then we should able recognise same that this mouse key or
keyboard event is of remote user. We tried with  SetWindowsHookEx however we are not able to Distinguish remote and local user event. Please help me to solve same.

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We are developing one application where we have one requirement where we want distinguish keyboard \ mouse event between local and remote user. When remote user perform any mouse click operation
then we should able recognise same that this mouse key or keyboard event is of remote user. We tried with  SetWindowsHookEx however we are not able to Distinguish remote and local user event. Please help me to solve same.

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Two days ago I received quite a strong new Win 8.1 computer (with SATA drive).
I have opted for a LOCAL user only without a password.
The boot process was extremely fast: the computer turns-on to the blue log-in screen in few seconds; and then pressing Enter the signing-in process was almost immediate.

Then, a bad thing happened: I was lured by Microsoft to sign-in with a Microsoft account.
Then, signing-in to my computer with this MS account (and password) took ages; I mean, something like a full one minute the computer was trying to sign-in until eventually succeeding.
Understanding my mistake (why would I want an MS account?) I decided to disconnect from my Microsoft account, and return back to my nice local user.

But now, the long waiting time to signing-in (even without a password, and with an automatic log-in) still remains: I wait like 25 sec when the blue screen and the white dot circulate repeatedly until my account is signed-in.

What is going on?
Help me!

A:Local user sign-in time becomes too long (after disconnect

The following is only a partial solution, as the boot-up time is still very slow.
The solution shortens the time to sign-up, namely, when you sign-out and then
sign-in, things should be fast. (But not when you first sign-in after boot).
Damn Windows' incompetent software engineers!
Delayed PIN log on when full start up - Microsoft Community

Go to pc services and switch the startup type from the Credential Manager service (VaultSvc) from manual to automatic.

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So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.

A:Strange Defult Login User Prompt - Local Admin, Not Domain User

Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood

So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.

The above is a bit confusing. Is this computer joined to a work domain or is it not?

If this is a domain computer, the user will have to use the classic log on screen (Ctrl+Alt+Delete), not the Welcome Screen. If he wants to switch to logging in to the Local computer account and not the domain, he'll have to "Switch User" then log in with the format of Computername\User Name

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Hi all,

We are having a real issue with local profiles / user profile service on our domain.
Our staff accounts are using local profiles. When a staff member changes their password something is happening to their profiles on the machines that their local profile is stored. When they try to login the machine is getting stuck at "Please wait for
the user profile service....". It never continues, we have left for 30 mins or more and it doesn't continue.

We are currently having to use delprof2 to remove their profiles from ALL machines they have previously logged into which is a lot of hassle. 

We first noticed this issue when we upgraded our workstations from windows 7 to windows 8. 
I was hoping that upgrading to windows 8.1 would fix the issue but sadly it doesn't. This is causing us major hassle on our domain.

It only affects people with local profiles... our students use mandatory profiles and they are not affected.

Our DCs are 2012 R2. 

I have trawled google but cannot find any information on this. At our yearly microsoft meeting i asked our regional account manager and he couldn't believe the issue. He had never heard anything like this before.

From the event log, the only thing i can see is that it is not finishing the load of the user profile. 
Under user profile service events it shows this:

Event 1: Recieved user logon notification on session 2.
Event 2: Registry file C:\Users\USERNAME\ntuser.dat is loaded at ... Read more

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My grandmother was recently hacked and she changed all her passwords herself (yay!). However she did not write down her new local user account password for her laptop.

I tried downloading OPHCrack, I burned it as an ISO file and put it on a DVD-R(only thing I had on hand) and i changed the boot order on her BIOS menu to had the DVD drive as the first priority. It does not run....I hear the disk drive moving, or spinning but the program does not run. Are there any other options or do I have to do a complete system restore to bypass this? Also if that is what I have to do how do I do that without being in her control panel?

A:Old Problem New User- Forgot Local User Account Password

Hello there "hater",are you sure you downloaded the right OPHcrack version?It should be the one that is intended to be used on,not the one being used to download and be burned on.Try imgburn,never failed me to create bootable CDs or DVDs.

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I am trying to install a program called postgresSQL a database program that creates a user (postgres) during install. I have installed the program before, created an account and forgot the password . I am trying to re-install the program and it still see the old user and wants the password.

The program says the solution for this is to.....

control panel>admin tools>comp management>local user and groups delete "postgres". local users is not there on home premium, handled by user accounts .


net user postgres /delete This gives me error 5 access is denied

not sure where to go from here???

A:user delete on home premium. no local user or groups??

Welcome to the Forum

Sorry that you are having a problem. If there is a separate user account,
Possibly this excellent tutorial can help.
Reset User Account Password[11]=User Accounts

It will not be easy, but it should work.

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What is this file used for?
Why is EXPLORER.EXE constantly trying to create it (as reported by Process Monitor)?
How do I stop this wasteful misuse of my system resources?

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I have created local User in my systems but when i login to that user its taking user name and password, but its not loding getting logoff automaticaly, i can login through my admin login but another user its not loading.

please help in this..

A:I have created local User in my systems but when i login to that user

Is "C:\Users\Default" folder still there?

Try logging with your account and then switching users?

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Here's my issue, I would like to RDP to a Windows 7 laptop. Even with Administrative privledges, it will tell me "Waiting for user to respond". I would like to either switch users via RDP, or force them to log off without prompting.

Server is SBS 2008. I already have "Set Rules for remote control of Terminal Services user sessions" to Full Control without user's permission.

A:Forcing user logoff/switch user with Remote Desktop


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I have a Windows 7 network set up and whenever I connect remotely to another computer and lock their input such as their keyboard and mouse, the remote user still has the ability to press ctrl alt del, which then allows them to use their keyboard and mouse. My question is, is it possible to disable the ctrl alt del functionality in Windows 7 so that that Blue security screen does not appear? I have tried lots of remote desktop controlling software which has the option to lock the remote computer input, but they still can press ctrl alt del and unlock their keyboard and mouse. How do I stop this? Thanks!

Best regards,


A:Solved: Remote Desktop Control ends when remote user presses ctrl alt del

Let's try the Symantec Pc Anywhere.This a very Useful software for remote desktop sharing and file transfer and there is the locking feature...

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Short question i connect with romned.local/novadmin?? or i can connect only with ''novadmin''?

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Windows XP Remote Desktop Behaviour is desireable. that is, when one account is logged in, if another account is tried to use to log in remotely from another computer, then the 2nd user cannot connect and it is indicated who is currently logged in.

Windows 7 Default behaviour is to allow the second user to try to disconnect the first user through a query message which has an idle timer.

Is there any way to change the behaviour back to windows xp, where 1) disconnection of the 1st user session is not possible, and 2) it is indicated which user is signed on?

Also, even one out of 1) , 2) is better than nothing...


A:Remote Desktop disconnects rdp user when 2nd rdp user tries to log on

Hi Rnj,

You maybe able to do this within group policy.

All Group Policy Settings for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2

You can set an option to 'Deny logoff of an administrator logged in to the console session' or 'Set time limit for active but idle Remote Desktop Services sessions' etc.

I suggest that you make a note of what you do so that you can un-do it if needed

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Short question i connect with romned.local/novadmin?? or i can connect only with ''novadmin''?

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Have run Updates reset and Readiness Tool twice now. Nothing in CheckSur log. It did allow half of the 49 queued updates to install, but it's stalled again now failing during reboots.

Running Readiness Tool again and uploading CBS log here.

Hoping someone can help this blind user with her lifeline to world, with no one to help remotely reinstall after major infection, now cleaned up.

CBS log link: http://sdrv.ms/1115ZBL

Thank you, friends!

A:Helping blind user via TeamViewer with jammed Updates

Update: Every other small group of Updates seems to fail at reboot, so I run the REadiness Tool and/or Updates Troubleshooter and it allows them to install the next run.

I'm now down to SP1 and am hoping they work for it too. If not via Updates I have the Standalone downloaded.

Anyone recognize or theorize about this behavior? Infection damage?

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TeamViewer confirms number of hacked user accounts is ?significant
Investigation continues to show external password breaches are cause, spokesman says.

It was a tough week for TeamViewer, a service that allows computer professionals and consumers to log into their computers from remote locations. For a little more than a month, a growing number of users have reported their accounts were accessed by criminals who used their highly privileged position to drain PayPal and bank accounts. Critics have speculated TeamViewer itself has fell victim to a breach that's making the mass hacks possible.

On Sunday, TeamViewer spokesman Axel Schmidt acknowledged to Ars that the number of takeovers was "significant," but he continued to maintain that the compromises are the result of user passwords that were compromised through a cluster of recently exposed megabreaches involving more than 642 million passwords belonging to users of LinkedIn, MySpace, and other services.

Read more: http://arstechnica.com/security/2016...-account-hack/

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Howdy All -
I'm thinking I'm not the first nor the last to have MS trick me into changing my User Name from Local to (in my case) an outlook.com email account. Now I'm forced to sign in every time I log on. And FWIW, I prefer to be fully in charge of my devices.
I surely would appreciate some guidance on the proper way to switch back to a Local User and disassociate my computer from outlook.com. Many thanks in advance for reading this and all replies.


A:Proper (Safe) way to change from "Microsoft.com" User to Local User

Settings>>Accounts>>Under your Microsoft Account listing, click on "Change to a Local account instead".

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

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I want to use my windows 7 Professional work computer as the host.
I want to use my windows 7 home computer, or my daughter’s windows 7 laptop as the client.
Work (Win7 Professional) – Host:
I located the Remote Settings link and checked “Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer;” (I also made sure my Firewall would allow Remote Desktop)
I selected the 3rd radio button option (“Allow connections only from computers running…”) because both the home computer and laptop have Network Level Authentication.
I clicked Select Users
I clicked Add
“From this Location” shows my work computer name.
When I type my User name from my home computer I get an error (“An object named "xxxxx" cannot be found. Check the selected object types and location for accuracy and ensure that you typed the object name correctly, or remove this object from the selection” Aren’t I trying to tell the work computer who to be looking for that may try to connect remotely? How do I establish the home, i.e., client, User name in the host?

I know this is just the first hurdle: I will also need help with port forwarding and what ip address to type in from the client (Computer I believe it is the ip address that I find when I visit whatismyip.com.
Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Remote Desktop Winows 7 – Add User

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I've been using remote desktop to connect to my computer in the garage from a computer in the house on the same network and it works just fine accept that I'd like to be able to also get into my other user profile on the host computer. Whenever I try to connect to the host using my non-admin user profile it says:

"The local policy of this system does not allow you to logon interactively"

The host computer is XP-Pro SP3 and the client computer is XP-Home SP3.

A:Solved: Remote Desktop connection for non-admin user?

Control Panel > System
Select the Remote Tab
Click Select Remote users.

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I'm running a Cisco 2821 router and utilizing it's VPN with version She's using a Dell laptop that worked fine when we were using Sonicwall's VPN. Now that I've migrated to the Cisco VPN she can ping the application server, but can't get the login screen to paint. She just gets a white screen. I've contacted the application support team as well as enlisted the help of fellow technology professionals to no avail.

Has anyone ever heard of this happening?

A:Solved: Remote VPN user unable to get screen to paint

The local host file under system32 required an entry pointing to the app server.


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I am experiencing a problem with Micrsoft Word and Googled a solution which is to change the location of the Temporary Internet Files folder however, I can only get to a certain point. Here are the instructions:

This problem occurs because the Temporary Internet Files location for Internet Explorer is set to be an unexpected location. Specifically, the Temporary Internet Files location for Internet Explorer is set to be a location in which the user does not have permissions to create new temporary files.

ResolutionTo resolve this problem, change the Temporary Internet Files location for Intern...To resolve this problem, change the Temporary Internet Files location for Internet Explorer. To do this, follow these steps:
On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options to display the Internet Options dialog box.
In the Internet Options dialog box, click the General tab.
In the Browsing history section, click Settings to open the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings dialog box.
In the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings dialog box, click Move Folder to open the Browse for Folder dialog box.
In the Browse for Folder dialog box, select the following location:

For Windows Vista, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008:
C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows

For Windows XP and for earlier versions of Windows:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Setting

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A:Solved: How to find C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\ Microsoft\Windows

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We are creating a PDF file in login user's local application folder (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\folder1) through a custom .Net application and displaying the created pdf file in application.

The above functionality is working for users who are part of domain and added to local vista machine as users (both for administrator and standard user accounts).
The same is not working for local users (both administrator and standard user accounts created in vista box).

File is getting created for any user under their local appdata folder and can able to open from that location, but not displaying from app in case of local system users (admin or standard type).

Can anyone help me what security settings differ between domain users vs local users in vista business 32 bit OS?


A:domain account user vs local account user in vista

Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
Having this turned on causes IE to load a configuration file prepared by IT department which makes a whole lot of configuration changes to IE, including remapping the security zones. We can test this by unchecking this option (the default state).
Since the machine is in domain and since we are testing with domain users accounts, I have monitored domain controller pushing down a bunch of policy settings which relax the IE security settings, causing the reports to display.
First, domain settings will resync over time and this checkbox will keep getting turned back on automatically. So you can?t really turn this off, it won?t stay off. I would feel better just testing local accounts, but since the computer is also a member of the domain, machine-specific policies are applied by the domain as well.

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I have a user with a machine that was setup with Win 8.1 Home. The machine has been upgraded to 8.1 Pro and joined to a domain (WinSrv 2003). I need to get the conten/configuration from their old local machine user profile to their new domain user profile. I tried to copy the contents of their ../users/<name>/.. folder from the local user profile to the new domain user profile (after they had logged in once, and then logged off). This did not work. When I did the copy, I grabbed all files, including hidden...was that my mistake, or is the issue broader?

In the end....they want their old stuff and configuration under their new credentials/profile.



A:Merge Domain User Account with Local User Account

There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.

Option 1: Simply copy My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items from one to the other. You will have to setup program options again, may or may not be a big deal

Option 2: Use the Windows Easy Transfer option. Explained here. Vista & Win7 local to domain profile migration

Option 3: Use the Copy To Feature in User Profiles, explained here: Copy a user profile. The steps are outlined for different versions of Windows, but they work the same in Windows 8.

Option 4: Use the User State Migration Tool. User State Migration Tool 4.0 User's Guide. Here is a link to a video on using the USMT. User State Migration Tool in Windows 7 - Install | TechNet

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Just wondering if there is anything I should check before installing adware spyware guard and blaster Thanks for your help!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:47:07 PM, on 3/21/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
F1 - win.ini: run=hpfsched
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A... Read more

A:[Solved] First time user

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Here's my log...I haven't a clue what to delete!! How do I keep this from happening again?? Thanks! ~Jae~

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 8:06:33 AM, on 12/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\JULIE NEIDRAUER\My Documents\Hijack This\HijackThis19802.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://dslstart.verizon.net/vzn.dsl/welcome.htm?ver=23285&
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {20EC3D2D-33C1-4C9D-BC37-C2D500688DA2} - C:\Program Files\TV Media\TvmBho.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Search404 Class - {53C330D6-A4AB-419B-B45D-FD4411C1FEF4} - C:\Program Files\404Search\404Search.dll
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {B... Read more

A:Solved: First time Hijack This user...help!

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I noticed that people require/ advise people to log their systems with this software on Techguy. So I thought why not
I downloaded the newest version, 2.0.4 I believe. On startup I made it scan my system and log it. It came up with a list of ...things. Basically my question is: What does it come up with? Problems? Is it safe to fix all of them? (Safe as in it won't corrupt my software or my OS)
Heres the log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:28:03 PM, on 7/19/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avshadow.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\D-Link Wireless G DWA-110\AirGCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\ANIWZCSdS.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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A:Solved: First time HiJackThis user.

Well I am not an expert at all with HiJackThis but I know that you should not fix everything. HiJackThis is just an analysis tool that tells you what is running, giving you processes and other detailed information. The reason it is so good is that it can find bad stuff that can be running and see if your computer is Hijacked. So when you see "Avira AntiVir Guard" you know that is safe and would not want to fix that. If you read at the top of the application it explains this. Think of HiJackThis like kicking hijackers in the face with a catchphrase like "HiJackThis!" I know I didn't need to add that with you, but I thought it was cheesy enough to be added.

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I have tried TeamViewer remote access and find it really easy to use, but it doesn't have a built-in text chat and I would find have a text chat open as I am working on someone's computer woul be very helpful. )If anyone knows for sure if Zolved remote access has a built-in text chat please reply to this post).

Anyway, back to TeamViewer - I thought maybe I could install yahoo chat and then invite my customer who's computer I was working to also use the yahoo chat.

An extra step but should work - what do you think?

A:Solved: TeamViewer remote access question

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Hi guys,

my boss had the idea to work one day at home for special employees at our office.

I have good experiences with the program teamviewer and we would consider buying it since it's only freeware for private use.

In the office we are connected to a server pc and with some help (I'm a beginner in networking, my skills are more related to setting up hardware components) I would be able to establish a remote desktop connection offered by XP itself.

But is it worth it?

I heard that the connection isn't encrypted.

So better using teamviewer or something else?

A:Solved: Teamviewer or Remote Desktop Connection?

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Last week I updated windows on 3 pc's, 2 are Point of Sale registers and the 3rd is a pc used by the managers. I updated on the local machine, not on our terminal services connection, now everytime the managers open a doc the end user license agreement pops up, this wasn't happening prior to the windows update on each local machine. Each machine has a generic initial log on. I updated as admin.

How can I lose these agreement messages from appearing each time a doc is opened?

A:Solved: End User License Agreement every time

Fixed the problem, we had someone esle log in on the machine and open the program, once that happened with the admin rights the messages stopped.

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My laptop is running XP Home edition. For 2 or 3 years it has logged me on at boot time and restart.

My printer broke, and after buying a new 1 and loading the software, I now get the XP Welcome screen and have to click on my name. When I turn it off I get a screen with USERID and PASSWORD.

I want to go back to no sign on screens but can not find the place to set that option.

Does anyone know how to to that?

A:Solved: How do I log on a specific user at boot time?

This was solved when I upgraded to XP PRO

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I have a Dell desktop, I'm purchasing a Sony Vaio laptop. I have Wide Open West as my ISP.

The modem I have from WOW is an Arris TM502G. I understand that I need to purchase a separate wireless router.

I'm thinking of getting a NETGEAR 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Router MBR624GU.

1. Will the modem and the router work OK together? Can't seem to find this info.

2. Using the directions with the Netgear router, can a "computer idiot" like me set it up successfully with a minimum of insane frustration and calls to foreign countries? TIA!

A:Solved: First Time Wireless User Question:

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Hi Guys,

One of our staff PC has a problem, the scenarios:

Specs: (Alias Names)
-Company Name: Contoso
-Staff PC under Domain Alpha
-PC Name: Contoso1-PC
-Local Users are: administrators and john
-User profiles:
> operations (contoso domain)
> john (local)
> administrator (local)
-MS Outlook connected to [email protected]

1. remove/uninstall chat messengers, blocked linkedin,facebook,twitter,youtube
2. change User Account Type (Local Staff John Doe) from User to Guest
3. I change the type from User Accounts > Properties > Group Membership > Others > Guest
4. shutdown the system


1. turn on the PC and staff asks for the correct username
2. provides the username, Contoso1-PC\john
3. staff login to his local account using his password


1. staff called and his desktop files are gone and document files are gone
2. IT check the Users folder there are particular folders:
3. john and john.contoso1-pc
4. both folders empty
5. outlook not connected
6. account is totally FRESh
7. IT check on webmail under Domain Alpha, not working the usual password, webmail.contoso.com/owa
8. after an hour, the usual password works
9. IT tried to connect MS outlook 2003 using [email protected] not working saying "outlook.pst is not offline file"

1. files are gone
2. Totally FRESh account

I don't know what happen, guys please help, the FIles are gone.

Hoping your best solution.


A:Solved: Changing User Account Type - User to Guest - File Deleted

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Good evening from Graz,

i have quite a strange problem on my personal pc since the last few days. I cannot login to my useraccount(which has a transparent picture at the logon screen since a few days).
I have just one workarround: if i login with my adminaccount and logoff, the userpicture of my privateaccount appears again and the login is possible.

What could this problem be related to?

Nico Müller

A:Solved: Windows 7 User Account Problem(Transparent User Picture)

Good morning,

solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
Kind a strange problem indeed, but seems to be solved.

Thanks anyway,

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When I tried to log on to my computer, I'm getting this message saying, the user profile service failed the logon, User profile cannot be loaded. Please someone tell me how I can fix this problem. I tried rebooting my computer but that did not seem to work please help me:( thank you!

A:[SOLVED] I'm getting this message saying the user service failed the logon user profi

I had forgot to mention I have an hp windows 7 laptop!

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After adding a User as a Family Member(child), when the family member logs in with his user he gets this message: The User profile service failed. The sign in user Profile cannot be loaded.

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Am having a problem in safe mode and in normal bootup that when i login to danny account i get blue screen of death, but on my account its ok and starts up ok.

Have tried to stop everything in my account in msconfig and then login to danny but does not work.

Any idea?

Thank you

A:Solved: Blue screen one user user account

Sounds like its corrupted
try this from safe mode tap F8 a few times

How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in Windows XP

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Hellow all, I am working in the IT Department at work. There are times when remote users need some help, Remote Assistance works good, but some of our less "savy" users have trouble with the Help and Support/Invite a Friend/Send Email way of getting help. I have search all over, trying to find a way to "Offer" the help without them going through the Help and Support way. Am I missing something or what? We are all running XP Pro. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks....

A:Need to offer Remote Assistance to Remote User

they can install logmein


free and requires little or no action on the other persons part. all he needs to ruen the pc on and give you the passowrd, you make a free logmein account and have that person install the software with that username and pass then after your done helping the person, you can have then uninstall the software.

i use it a lot for providing remote help as it is a very secure program and uses very little reasources and can be controlled form a web browser

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I asked a question in another thread wanting to know if there were any good free alternatives to programs PCAnywhere or GoToMyPC. Boy did I ever get more than I expected in TeamViewer that EAFiedler suggested.

Now I have a technical question about how TeamViewer works. It connects to remote systems across the internet not by an IP number that I enter but rather by an arbitrary nine-digit number assigned to the system when the program is set up. It connects so quickly that I know it cannot be scanning every IP address on the 'net looking for a TeamViewer connection at every one of them. So, I have deduced that there must be a server out there somewhere that stores TeamViewer information.

Does anyone know enough about this to confirm this and/or explain it to me somewhat?

Next question: What about security? Are there any security issues I should be concerned about, other than the obvious, of course?

A:Technical question about TeamViewer remote access/remote office

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I've got a hand-me-down laptop that I inherited from my dad (IBM Thinkpad 600X), which is running Windows XP Home Edition.

I never cease to be amazed at what sort of weird configurations my dad managed to get in place, or how much time it takes to undo some of these configurations now that the laptop has been handed down. Sometimes it almost reminds me of the story of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

I've noted that under Task Manager, somehow my dad got the User Name under the Processes tab, which usually displays USER, to somehow display his name (let just say for right now it's displaying Icabod). How do I reconfigure that setting to just display USER. Although I'm not using the suspect laptop right now, I think that he managed to rename the USER folder under Documents and Setting directory to Icabod, and that's why it shows up under the User Name on the Task Manager. This change apparently has nothing to do with the Computer Name or Computer Description Name or Workgroup Name.

How do I change that back to just say USER, or whatever the default setting is? I tried to change the USER folder name on my own laptop, and Window rejected my attempt to do that, with some message that the USER folder name was a system requirement.

(signed) Washington Irving

A:Solved: Renaming the USER Folder/User Name

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whenever i am taking remote Desktop connection of computer that time printer is not responding every time client machine is windows7 professional 32 bit & server machine is  windows server 2008 standard  edition please  give the needful
solution on it 

A:Win 7 Remote Desktop and Local Printing Not responding every time


I found several users who had the similar issue as yours, they gave the advice may help you, please refer to the link:

Win 7 Remote Desktop and Local Printing Not Working:

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In our network we have many remote sites. We are currently all WinXP Pro but are starting to transition to Windows 7 (64-bit) when we cycle PCs out.

We have been using RealVNC for years instead of RDP because RealVNC allows shared control of the PC between you and the local user (ie: "Show me what you are talking about"). I've tried Tight (which leaves lots remnants after uninstalling), Real (simply does not work unless you buy the Enterprise version, for ~800 computers that just isn't going to work) and Ultra (works, but randomly resets its options and closes down once you log out of a profile).

Is there a way to allow shared control during RDP? If not, is there another VNC-ish program I can try (freeware) that's as reliable as RealVNC has been under XP?

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I want to setup a Local User Account with Administrator priveledges on a laptop that currently has a single login via a Microsoft Outlook.com User Account, which I want to keep active.

I had assumed that this would be as simple a process as it was on XP, Vista and W7. However, I first consulted a number of other techical websites and have been rather confused by the large number of reported "issues" that users seem to have when setting up a Local Account.

Surely W8.1 permits multiple Users on the same machine and surely it is up to the owner of that machine as to whether they want a Local Account with Admin rights?

So why all the reported "problems" that Users are having when doing something which should be very simple.

Some of the reported problems are: -

- After setting up the Local Account the user could not login to the Microsoft Account
- User files in the Microsoft Account "disappear" after creating Local Account
- Microsoft services such as Outlook.com and SkyDrive stop working in all accounts after creating a Local Account
- Programs won't run under the Local Account unless the User activates "Run as Administrator"
- Profile of Microsoft Account corrupt after creating Local Account
- Locked out of Admin rights on both the Microsoft and the Local accounts

I would really appreciate some clarity over whether or not there are "issues" associated with creating a Local Account in W8.1



A:W8.1 - Local User Account

I just created a Local Account to try it out and encountered no problems as you described. But, I am running 8.1. Probably MS fixed a few things in this new release.

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Hi there,
I have come across a problem with Windows 8.1 and local user accounts all of a sudden.
When I logon using a local username and password I keep being told that my password is incorrect.

The password IS correct.The account does exist.The account is NOT disabled.
I can login with a Microsoft Online Account fine. But I don't want to (and shouldn't have to) use this option. I have also tried converting the Online account to a Local account but once I do this and log off I am told again that my password is incorrect, which it isn't.
The local administrator account can login fine.
Does anyone know why this could be happening and how can I fix it so I can logon locally.

A:Local user accounts on 8.1

Hello Toby, and welcome to Eight Forums.

As a test, while signed in to the administrator account that works, see if using Option Two in the tutorial below to change the password of a local account will allow you to sign in to it afterwards.

Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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