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  1. michelin man

    michelin man IDB Construction

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    is it possible for someone to install a key logger from a guest account?
     
  2. tony

    tony Guest

    :hsugh: no you have less priviages then a "user" so no
     
  3. piratepenguin

    piratepenguin New Member

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    They could probably log keys pressed by other people using the guest account, but that's about it I think.
     
  4. michelin man

    michelin man IDB Construction

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    i dont know what the deal is then.

    someone used my guest account for a few days and now my computer is jacked.

    i deleted the guest account.

    but when i launch itunes, utorrent, or DC i get the following error message.

    Windows - No Disk
    There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive .
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Make that error pop up again, and then PrintScreen it and paste it into MSPaint. Post the picture here so we can see what it looks like.
     
  6. michelin man

    michelin man IDB Construction

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  7. tony

    tony Guest

    :hsugh: i highley doubt it
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Are you actually using anything that would require a disk to be in a disk drive?
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    This isn't the old "floppy disc is still in the drive" thing is it?

    Back when I still used floppy's that used to get me all the time.
     
  10. michelin man

    michelin man IDB Construction

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    all of my music is stored on my external drive. the drive is connected and i can play music.

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    this pc is about 2 months old and didn't come with a floppy drive
     
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    Why? Can't they set up processes to be started at login?



    How do keyloggers capture keys anyhow?
     
  12. peerk

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    Is your external drive assigned to C?
     
  13. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    you could always buy an external hardware based keylogger...not a bad thing to have anyways, if you need to steal a teachers username and password...
     
  14. michelin man

    michelin man IDB Construction

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  15. michelin man

    michelin man IDB Construction

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    this is random.

    i did a system restore and when i reconnected my external drive it came up as I and not J. i then launched utorrent and it worked.

    so it must have had something to do with the drive mapping.
     
  16. tony

    tony Guest

    :eek3: you should of never enable the guest accoount:p
     
  17. michelin man

    michelin man IDB Construction

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    i read somewhere that you should create a separate account for all your downloading needs. this would limit the amount of damage spyware could do to the pc.

    bad idea?
     
  18. deusexaethera

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    I seriously doubt it would make much difference either way. All you really need is a realtime virus scanner that can scan both programs in RAM and files saved onto the hard drive -- which is to say, any virus scanner nowadays.
     
  19. tony

    tony Guest

    not on a guest account :ugh: :ugh:
     

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