Re: Unknown User Account or Spyware?

From: Steven L Umbach (
Date: 09/12/05

Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 21:23:36 -0500

Roger explained about the unknown account. As far as internet connection you
could run the command ipconfig /all on both of your computers to see if they
are configured the same for preferred dns servers. Possibly the other
computer has another dns server listed in its preferred dns server list.
Keep in mind however that Windows 2003 can be configured as its own dns
server if dns is installed on it and could be required to if it is a domain
controller. It could still resolve internet host names using either by
forwarding to your ISP dns servers or using "root hints". The command
nslookup is also helpful in checking for proper dns name resolution. The
link below contains info on using dns in Windows 2000/2003 server. ---

"John" <> wrote in message
> Hello,
> First off, I am using Win2003 server on a Sony VIO notebook.
> I was trying to delete some photo file from my photos folder and I
> discovered that I did not have permissions to do so. I saw that an
> "Unknown Account" had permissions and that my account the owner of the
> foler/files did not. I just wanted to know more about this Unknown
> User Account? I looked in system/user accounts section but no unknown
> accounts show up there. I have discovered that at least one "Unknown
> Account" shows up under the permissions for at least a number of
> different files/folders.
> How can I block this Unknown account from being created?
> In the past I have had a lot of Spyware that I have cleaned off. At
> least 99%. I also just got Symantec Antivirus Corporate edition 10.0
> and it did not find any viruses, etc. Among using the other standard
> free applications.
> The other mystery is that my internet connection will work fine for
> awhile and then all of a suden stop working. At that moment I can ping
> the router just fine but I can not ping a DNS server, etc. on the
> internet. I have checked with another PC connected to the dlink router
> and at the same time that PC works fine. I also updated the Dlink
> router vto the latest firmware 2.70.
> Any help will be appreciated,
> John