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paul
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:43 am    Post subject: Windows XP multiple accounts Reply with quote

I'm using Windows XP Home Edition and have 6 accounts established (4 family members, guest and owner). Do I need to run Adaware, Spybot, SpyBlaster, etc. while logged on as each individual account? Is there any way to run for all accounts? I fixed a major problem a week ago using Hijackthis, installed the recommended software, and now the problem seems to be recurring. Could this have something to do with the multiple accounts?
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Mary Fran
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:25 am    Post subject: Windows XP multiple accounts Reply with quote

I also have XP Home with multiple accounts (2) and Spybot S&D. Spybot scans yield different results in each account on my computer suggesting that the program scans the browser files, etc., for only the user who has logged in. If there is a way to search multiple accounts at once, I haven't found it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the only way i can think of to scan all acounts at once in xp home would be to safe mode ,log into admon acount run it from there.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, sorry didn't see this link sooner.

We have just finished a post which explains which apps work on user accounts.

Here is a link which describes how security apps work with WIN XP machines.
XP Security Apps Operation


And Mary Fran, if you have not done so, pleas epost HJT logs in the HJT forum so we can have a look.
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Mary Fran
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice and link, TeMerc. This may be very naive, but I've never really thought about using HijackThis. We're firewalled and have an antivirus program and are pretty careful. The Spybot scans have listed a few things (like the Alexa toolbar), but nothing we haven't been able to identify and deal with pretty simply. I guess I'm in "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" mode at present.

I did go to the Spyware Warrior HJTlog forum and use the links to some of the tutorials. Sounds like HijackThis could be very useful, if dangerous in the hands of neophytes like me. If ever our system starts acting suspiciously flaky, this is the first place I'll come to.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats great Mary, glad you were able to figure out things. Whenever you have questions don't hesitate to pose them here. We're always willing to help. If one of us can't figure it out, another will step in.

we're glad to have you here.
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