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JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 3, 2009
10:30 PM

Post #7332477

I got a message while shutting down my computer - that other useres were on it , and did I really want to shut it down. Have I been hacked?

DH said that this message is coming up every time that he shuts down too (since he moved to Korea 12 months ago. I got here in September, and this just strted on mine.

We have McAffee & Windows Defender and they both say that everything is AOK.
threegardeners
North Augusta, ON

December 3, 2009
10:43 PM

Post #7332515

I have that happen my computer at school when I know for a fact it's only me logged on. The 'puter doesn't know that it is ME shutting down my programs.
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 4, 2009
2:55 AM

Post #7333391

It depends on how you set your computer up. Do you allow User Switching? If so then someone might have been on it and locked their "window". Then you come in and log on and then you want to shut it down not knowing someone else just locked their session and may have work that they didn't save.

There is also remote desktop but typically for a workstation if you came along you would probably knock them off. On a server ou can actually have two remote desktop users and the console user (I'm talking about Windows Server). Do you allow remote desktop? It is usually a good thing if you want to log on to a computer hundreds or thousands of miles away and do some work without actually being there.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/accessibility/fastuserswitching.mspx

JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 4, 2009
4:04 AM

Post #7333595

No, no remotes and the crossloop is only turned on when we might want our computer guy in Missouiri to fix a problem we caused and he is the only one with the password. I checked both of our pc's and they are the same. These are his & hers desktops. We rarerly have a reason to use the others. Mine is a Dell Deminsion E5200, his is an ATEN. We both use XP and have security updates in the middle of the night, every night. I access the internet through an Intac 3000 modem (he is close enough to plug into it) to a Cisco wireless.

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