Re: Weird Windows 8.1 issue (advice needed)

Subject: Re: Weird Windows 8.1 issue (advice needed)
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 10:06:44 -0500

User account are all there. No, I never confuse my admin and user accounts.

But... my Chrome cache was wiped clean, as was a DB repository for my time
tracking program (which, as I recall, gets stashed in a Roaming
subfolder...I don't have time to look for it at now, as I'm under deadline).

Chris Morton



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On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Paul Hanson <twer_lists_all -at- hotmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> I donât personally think it is a virus or anything like that, from what
> you wrote.
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> It sounds like your user profile somehow got associated with a different
> user profile.
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> I would log in as your local admin account and see if the shortcuts are
> present under that profile. If they are, maybe you thought you were using
> your user profile when you were actually logged in as your local admin
> account.
>
> I would check to see if the items that are missing on your taskbar â if
> they are shortcuts to programs - can be found in the C:\Program Files
> folder? If they are there, thatâs a good thing!
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> I would also create a folder on the Desktop, double-click it, and check
> that my user profile is in the path, as in c:\users\[your_profile]\
> Desktop.
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> Let us know what you figure out when you figure it out.
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> Subject: Weird Windows 8.1 issue (advice needed)
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> I usually run any given Windows session for a week, perhaps two, before
> rebooting. It has not been a problem. I run every session as a user user,
> only switching to my local admin account as absolutely necessary.
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> But then yesterday I has having all sorts of issues with a client's 42-pp.
>
> Word file.
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> The client knows that the Word docs they're handing me to work on are very
> wonky. But just to be satisfied that the problem I was encountering with a
> multi-page table was inherent to the doc itself, I chose to reboot my
> system (knowing that Chrome gobbles up memory).
>
>
>
> Well, the reboot took a L-O-N-G time. No, I do not have Windows Updates
> turned on, so rule that out. I also checked my Win updates log and there
> was nothing of interest there.
>
>
>
> Yet now my entire personal GUI is mostly different. Gone are a number of
> items from my Desktop. File Explorer has taken on a different appearance.
>
> Items I put on my Taskbar are missing.
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>
>
> This freaked me out, so I took 40 minutes and ran a complete Malwarebytes
> scan. Nothing turned up. I also have WinPatrol anti-ransomware installed,
> and it didn't complain about anything. When time permits, I intend to run a
> few other scanners I have in my collection to look for rootkits, Trojans,
> keyloggers...whatever.
>
>
>
> But I'm on assignment through tomorrow afternoon, so thought I'd post this
> query here to collect your thoughts as to why my personal UI was messed
> with.
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> Chris Morton
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