I just stumbled across referance to Account unknown

Posted: 09-28-2008, 10:47 PM

I was cleaning up this Compaq Presario F700 Wind Vista Home Priemiu
when I stumbled across a hidden .docx file. Not being familiar with tha
extension I investigated a bit further... I googled the extension foun
out that it is a extension designed to make an Office document into a
html file (with some format loss). Is that correct? Investigatin
further I clicked on properties>security tab and ran across somethin
interesting. In the group or user names an unidentified account use
appears! 'Account Unknown(S-15-21-2817377724-365178722-714591354-1001

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I just stumbled across referance to Account unknown


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I just stumbled across referance to Account unknown
Posted: 09-28-2008, 10:51 PM

I was cleaning up this Compaq Presario F700 Win Vista Home Premium whe
I stumbled across a hidden .docx file. Not being familiar with tha
extension I investigated a bit further... I googled the extension foun
out that it is a extension designed to make an Office document into a
html file (with some format loss). Is that correct

Investigating further I clicked on properties>security tab and ra
across something interesting. In the group or user names an unidentifie
account user appears
It is 'Account Unknown(S-15-21-2817377724-365178722-714591354-1001

Does anyone know any legitimate Win Vista OS account like this

Thanks ahead of time for your responses

StarBaseONE

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Re: I just stumbled across referance to Account unknown
Posted: 09-29-2008, 12:27 AM
StarBaseONE2 wrote:
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> I was cleaning up this Compaq Presario F700 Win Vista Home Premium when
> I stumbled across a hidden .docx file. Not being familiar with that
> extension I investigated a bit further... I googled the extension found
> out that it is a extension designed to make an Office document into an
> html file (with some format loss). Is that correct?
>
> Investigating further I clicked on properties>security tab and ran
> across something interesting. In the group or user names an unidentified
> account user appears!
> It is 'Account Unknown(S-15-21-2817377724-365178722-714591354-1001)
>
> Does anyone know any legitimate Win Vista OS account like this?
>
> Thanks ahead of time for your responses!
Files with the .docx extension are Microsoft Word documents created with MS
Word 2007. There's nothing inherently sinister about them.

I can't answer your question about the account. What does "cleaning up"
mean? Did you have some reason to suspect the computer is infected?

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Re: I just stumbled across referance to Account unknown
Posted: 09-29-2008, 01:02 AM
On Sun, 28 Sep 2008 17:51:57 -0500, StarBaseONE2
<guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:
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>I was cleaning up this Compaq Presario F700 Win Vista Home Premium when
>I stumbled across a hidden .docx file. Not being familiar with that
>extension I investigated a bit further... I googled the extension found
>out that it is a extension designed to make an Office document into an
>html file (with some format loss). Is that correct?
>
>Investigating further I clicked on properties>security tab and ran
>across something interesting. In the group or user names an unidentified
>account user appears!
>It is 'Account Unknown(S-15-21-2817377724-365178722-714591354-1001)
>
>Does anyone know any legitimate Win Vista OS account like this?
>
>Thanks ahead of time for your responses!
>
>StarBaseONE2
http://www.vistax64.com/vista-accoun...n-account.html
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Re: I just stumbled across referance to Account unknown
Posted: 09-29-2008, 02:51 AM

Cleaning up means like Windows Defender scan Clearing up all the temp
files... You know regular maintenance.

Yes I wasn't terribly worried about the the extension as was the
surprise account that I can't seem to find reference to anywhere else...

StarBaseONE2


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Hank Arnold (MVP)
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Re: I just stumbled across referance to Account unknown
Posted: 10-02-2008, 08:22 AM
StarBaseONE2 wrote:
> I was cleaning up this Compaq Presario F700 Wind Vista Home Priemium
> when I stumbled across a hidden .docx file. Not being familiar with that
> extension I investigated a bit further... I googled the extension found
> out that it is a extension designed to make an Office document into an
> html file (with some format loss). Is that correct? Investigating
> further I clicked on properties>security tab and ran across something
> interesting. In the group or user names an unidentified account user
> appears! 'Account Unknown(S-15-21-2817377724-365178722-714591354-1001)
>
>
"Account Unknown" means that the user account that was assigned security
settings for that file has been deleted. Just delete the entry.

It's always been a puzzle to me that Windows is unable to remove all
security settings like this when a user account is removed.....

BTW, "DOCX" is the file extent for Word 2007 native format files. I have
no idea where the idea that it is related to html came from...

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