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my computer has a strange user account on it

#1Jesse7777Posted 1/5/2014 8:28:35 PM
So my computer has only 1 user account, I log on today and it has a new account on it called "bybdotiez". I have no idea how this got here, is it a virus?
#2ivanwind15Posted 1/5/2014 8:29:57 PM
Jesse7777 posted...
is it a virus?


No, it's a user account.
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#3PhilOnDezPosted 1/5/2014 8:30:27 PM
Did anyone use your computer on new years? I know someone used mine then and that's probably the only time it's ever been used by someone aside from myself.
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#4Jesse7777(Topic Creator)Posted 1/5/2014 8:34:33 PM
No one uses this computer aside from myself,this is very odd.
#5kbe2k2Posted 1/5/2014 8:37:01 PM
Maybe you were drunk and made that account...
#6AvisonPosted 1/5/2014 8:58:12 PM
OS? Because there is no way to make a user account in 7 or 8 with you giving it permission.
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#7Jesse7777(Topic Creator)Posted 1/6/2014 3:07:25 PM
windows 8, and yes that is what worries me because I have never given permission to anyone.
#8WyzeGyePosted 1/6/2014 3:12:29 PM
Just delete it.

if you get an error from a program when it tries to update, you found the culprit. Otherwise, delete and forget about it.
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#9Knighted DragonPosted 1/6/2014 3:17:56 PM
Delete it and run every virus scan you have to be safe. I'm pretty paranoid but better safe than sorry. What anti-viruses do you have installed?
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#10Jesse7777(Topic Creator)Posted 1/6/2014 3:37:54 PM
Well...turns out the phantom profile was created by eset security 7 as a defense measure.