Windows 10: New user accounts being created - possibly virus

Discus and support New user accounts being created - possibly virus in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I noticed today that 3 new accounts had been created yesterday on my computer. So today I ran Avast, Malware Bytes, and Microsoft Defender. All three... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by CraigHere, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. CraigHere Win User

    New user accounts being created - possibly virus


    I noticed today that 3 new accounts had been created yesterday on my computer. So today I ran Avast, Malware Bytes, and Microsoft Defender. All three came back clean.


    These accounts each has 10 files added, and had been created with three permissions: "Read and Execute", "List Folder Contents", and "Read". I tried to change the permissions on these accounts to prevent any issues until I figured out what was going on. However, when I did that, new accounts were created. So it appears to be a virus. CyberReason Ransomware would notify me when I tried to change the permissions but seemed to only care about the accounts I tried changing. The newly generated accounts didn't seem to be caught by CyberReason.


    So I am trying to figure out how to deal with it. The virus scanners don't recognize it, and my attempts to modify/neutralize the new accounts only create even newer accounts.


    Any suggestions about how to deal with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    :)
     
    CraigHere, Jan 5, 2019
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  2. Am unable to create a new user. Accounts -> Add someone else to this PC options is not working to create a new account.

    Hi Pawan,

    Do not worry we will help you with this issue.

    Try few of the troubleshooting steps below and check if it helps.

    I suggest you to sign out from the current user account, restart the computer, sign-in and check with the status of this issue. As this might be a temporary issue.

    Follow the below steps to create a new user account:

    • Press Windows + X keys from the keyboard, click on
      Control Panel.
    • Select User Accounts, click on Manage another account.
    • Select Add a new user in PC settings, click on
      Add someone else to this PC
      and follow onscreen instructions.
    Refer to: Create a local user account
    in Windows 10


    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of creating a new user account for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jan 5, 2019
    #2
  3. Unable to create new User account

    Hi Richard,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.


    • Are you logged in with a Microsoft account or Local account?

    • Are you trying to create new user account using Administrator account?
    I suggest you to run SFC scan.

    System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files

    Run the System File Checker (SFC) scan to fix any corrupted files. Follow these steps:

    https://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833?wa=wsignin1.0

    Please get back to us with the information required, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Giridhar J, Jan 5, 2019
    #3
  4. New user accounts being created - possibly virus

    no start menu, no search, no onedrive, no edge and not possible to create new account

    Hi Allan,



    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern. Let me assist you to fix the issue.



    To assist you better I would like to k now, what exactly happen when you try to create a new user account?



    I appreciate the troubleshooting steps you have performed. However,
    try creating a new user account using command and check.


    • Press the Windows key + R on the keyboard.

    • Type netplwiz and press Enter.
    • Click on Add button and create a new user account.
    If that does not help to fix the issue, I suggest you to reset your PC by following the steps from the below link

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-10/windows-10-recovery-options



    Hope this helps. Let us know the result.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Jan 5, 2019
    #4
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