Windows 10: How to Delete Phantom User Account?

Discus and support How to Delete Phantom User Account? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I have what seems to be a phantom User Account in my Users Folder. It is not listed when I go to Settings/Accounts but it is showing up in Windows... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by orealius, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. orealius Win User

    How to Delete Phantom User Account?


    I have what seems to be a phantom User Account in my Users Folder. It is not listed when I go to Settings/Accounts
    but it is showing up in Windows Explorer. It has one of my APP DATA Folders, as well. How do I delete what seems to be an unnecessary Account Folder?

    :)
     
    orealius, Jun 18, 2018
    #1
  2. AndreyT Win User

    Phantom User Account


    What "user list" are you talking about specifically? Where exactly do you see this extra account?

    There is "User Accounts" applet in Control Panel. There's "Users" list in Computer Management applet. There is user list that drops down from your name in Start Menu (if you have Fast User Switching enabled). There is user list on Welcome screen (for interactive users). There is a list of user profiles in Advanced System Settings... Etc etc etc.

    Do you see that mysterious user in all of these places? Some of them? Just one of them?


    Anyway, what you are seeing must be this

    oymlgoleopw user account - ESET Beta Products for Home Users - ESET Security Forum
    Unknown User Account - ESET Smart Security - ESET Security Forum

    The account is created by Anti Theft feature of ESET Smart Security, if you have that feature enabled.
     
    AndreyT, Jun 19, 2018
    #2
  3. EdBattle Win User
    How to find phantom user account to delete it

    When I turn on the PC every day, the W10 login screen defaults to a 'phantom' login with the correct user name, but lacking a usable password option. Whatever password it wants, I don't have it.

    I then click on a second option which is the same correct user name, but is actually my MS account, with my Outlook.com email address, password and PIN. I can then proceed to login. It's my correct Administrator account with all related information running
    perfectly.

    I cannot find the alternate 'phantom' user account that the computer initially defaults to every day, and which doesn't work. When I search for it, the 'phantom' account doesn't pop up as a Guest or Administrator account under User Accounts, so I can't remove
    it. It's in there somewhere, but how to find it?

    A fix would be gratefully appreciated, as it adds unnecessary steps every time I logon to my computer.
     
    EdBattle, Jun 19, 2018
    #3
  4. kenkickr Win User

    How to Delete Phantom User Account?

    Deleting User Accounts

    If you can access the admin account through safe mode then all you have to do to remove the other account passwords is go into User Accounts in the control panel and either delete the accounts or, I'm not sure, remove the account passwords.
     
    kenkickr, Jun 19, 2018
    #4
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