Re: WinXP Home SAM damaged?
I know I'm mostly preaching to the converted here but I'll post it anyway.
1) Correct & SAFE mode always displays privileged account(ADMIN)
Originally posted here by Trusted Facility Manual aKa "Administrator's and User's Security Guide"
Cannot change his or her own account type to limited unless there is at least one other user with a computer administrator account. This ensures that there is always at least one user with a computer administrator account on the computer.
2) I'll give a simple theory. An Admin installed some type of jerryrigger spoof login theme ;) (process would be clearly in the taskmanager).
Originally posted here by Tiger Shark
Has anyone seen this behaviour before, (no users listed at "Welcome" screen, no admin account), if so do you have any insight, solutions, theories?
Originally posted here by Trusted Facility Manual aKa "Administrator's and User's Security Guide" C2 Level Security
All users should always press ctrl+alt+del before logging on. Trojan horse programs designed to collect account passwords can appear as a logon screen that is there waiting for you. By pressing ctrl+alt+del you can foil these programs and get the secure logon screen provided by Windows NT.
Use separate accounts for administrative activity and general user activity. Individuals who do administrative work on the computer should each have two user accounts on the system: one for administrative tasks, and one for general activity. For example, viruses can do much more damage if activated from an account with Administrator privileges.
The key to Windows NT security is the user accounts. :)