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#60502 27-Apr-2010 04:21
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Hello Everyone,

I am working on a computer that has Windows Xp Home Edition and the problem that I am running into is this Run As dialog box. When I try to open a program, this box comes up and ask me "Which user account do you want to run this program?"

If i run it as the current user with the Protect my pc box checked, it will not let me comtinue. If I uncheck it or check the following user box and enter the username and password it will let me.

I went into the services and did everything I would think of. I restarted the service, disabled it, enabled it with a specified username and password but the box continues to come up. I also took the hard drive out, scanned it for Viruses and Malware and deleted the files found in the results.

Can anyone help me, maybe i am overlooking something that is right in my face.

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  #323901 27-Apr-2010 21:33
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Can anyone help me, maybe i am overlooking something that is right in my face.

Are you running in admin mode?
What is the software called?

I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code


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  #323953 28-Apr-2010 00:26
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Yea I ran it in admin mode, but the run as box comes up for every application I try to open.


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  #323985 28-Apr-2010 07:49
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dragonofthesouth: Yea I ran it in admin mode, but the run as box comes up for every application I try to open.

It sounds to me that you have an infected PC. The infection probably is opening executables instead of letting explorer do it. In turn it asks for account credentials to steal it.

You should start in safe mode and see if you can run an antivirus in that mode. Otherwise I would recommend a full reinstall.



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  #333275 22-May-2010 14:33
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I want to thank you all for your knowledge. You all have helped a great deal.

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