Windows 10: Strange group or user name in my User account

Discus and support Strange group or user name in my User account in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; If I right click a file or folder in `C:\Users\[my user]` and select Security tab, then under Group or user names I find: SYSTEM... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by NeonBikini, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Strange group or user name in my User account


    If I right click a file or folder in `C:\Users\[my user]` and select Security tab, then under Group or user names I find:

    • SYSTEM
    • S-1-5-21-2111192990-xxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxx-xxxx
    • Administrators [machine]\Administrators

    What is that alpha-numeric entry I'm only showing some of the string and redacting the rest?


    Other than a few basic apps, I use this computer mostly to remote to work:

    - Logmein


    Then I have a few Python development related apps:

    - Anaconda/Miniconda

    - WSL/Debian

    - Apache


    This 'user or group' does not appear above `C:\Users\[my user]`

    :)
     
    NeonBikini, Feb 14, 2020
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  2. User Account Folder Name

    Hi,

    Kindly perform the following steps to change your Windows 10 User Account Name.

    • Press windows key + R, then type netplwiz.
    • Under Users for this computer, double click on your user account.
    • Change the user name then click on Apply.
    • Click OK.
    • Restart the PC.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Gerdimae Sal, Feb 14, 2020
    #2
  3. Windows 10 automatically logs-in to strange new user account

    Hi,

    I realize that the windows 10 logs-in to a different user account.

    1. When you say you cant log-in to this strange new user, are you saying that you cant switch to this (strange)new user account from your real user account?

    2. Did you make any software changes to the computer prior to this issue?

    3. How many user accounts have you configured on your PC?

    4. Did you follow the below steps to check the user account?

    1. Right click on start menu, select control panel.

    2. Select User account, click on manage other accounts.

    3. Check the account name, type.

    5. From which user account did you check? is it from the strange new user account OR from your real user account?

    Once the computer log's in automatically to the strange new user account, You may also follow the below steps and check if you get the account information.

    1. Open settings.

    2. Click on accounts.

    3. Click on your email and accounts tab.

    4. On the right side check the user name and type.

    You may try the given suggestions and get back with the results.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepak Kodi, Feb 14, 2020
    #3
  4. Zakin Win User

    Strange group or user name in my User account

    Strange Windows 10 User Account issue.

    Unfortunately I had done those steps numerous reboots, it just, reappears for no good reason. The base account isn't even a Microsoft account, it's a local account.

    I haven't quite tried the built in administrator account on W10, but so far in my experience on my own computer, the built in account seemed to have absolutely no more control than I did on my own.

    It's just strange, I go in, it warns me twice about deleting the account, then it's gone. Reboot, and it's back?

    EDIT: Just to specify, both command line and Netplwiz both say only HIS account exists on the computer, it doesn't list this rogue account. This is what I meant in my first post about the fact that even Windows doesn't seem to believe it exists, HALF the time. *Frown Strange group or user name in my User account :(
     
    Zakin, Feb 14, 2020
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