switch users box poping up

(6 Posts)
BLOO3Z Thu 28-Mar-13 13:00:04

Box poping up on Laptop giving me a option to switch user, I have not got another user, I dont know if anyone else has? how to do I find out if someone logging in under a different user name? have had a look on lap top but cant seem to find anything that would indicate another user account.

nannynick Thu 28-Mar-13 17:53:27

When does the box popup? Is it actually popping up, or just appearing at bootup? What operating system, what version?

Does it give you the name of the other user account it wants to switch to?

BLOO3Z Thu 28-Mar-13 18:54:13

On xp an happens after dh been on it. Never happens when I been on it!

BLOO3Z Thu 28-Mar-13 18:57:08

He usually just leaves lap top on to turn itself off which is infuriating! Am just perplexed as to why it only doing it after he been on.

nannynick Thu 28-Mar-13 19:10:08

Never happening when you are on it... hmm, does seem a bit odd.
Is he playing some kind of online game that means he runs some kind of game server? That sort of thing may be the 2nd user and only exist when it's been run and stops running on a reboot/full shutdown.

XP has various user accounts - see this Win XP Logon

If when you turn the computer on, it automatically starts and does not prompt for which user you are, then I would not worry too much.

Run anti-virus, anti-malware scanners on a regular basis, as per what you usually do, just to check nothing sinister is going on.

BLOO3Z Thu 28-Mar-13 20:08:26

Thanks nanny just noticed on his chrome browser one of those fix lap top flashing bug things, so will get shut of that..will do a full scan..

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