Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-09-2006, 03:38 AM   #1
Daemon Poster
 
Toby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,028
Send a message via MSN to Toby Send a message via Yahoo to Toby
Default Dialog Box

Okay, so, on one of the other public library computers, directly after the Windows XP load up screen, a dialog box comes up and says "I own this computer, you suck.". You can then get to the login screen by pressing ok. I'm pretty sure some kids got on there and downloaded a program that would do things of that nature, cause' I doubt any of them would be smart enough to do something like that through Visual Basic or whatever.

Is there anyway to get rid of it? It's annoying.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Toby.

EDIT: I checked the control panel of the computer in question, and someone has created and extra Admin account on there, and it is password protected, cheeky fuckers.
__________________

__________________
Dell Inspiron 9400 Notebook 120GB 5400RPM SATA HDD, 500GB 7200RPM SATA External HDD, DVD+-RW, DVD+-RW External, Mobile Intel Calistoga i945PM, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GhZ, 2GB DDR2-667MhZ Dual Channel SDRAM, Nvidia GeForce GO 7900 GS 256MB Single-Pipe.
TinyXP Rev05, PerfectDisk, TuneUp Utilities, Window Washer, Nod32, Bo-Clean, SuperAntiSpyware Pro, Spyware Blaster, Comodo Firewall Pro.
Toby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2006, 04:03 AM   #2
Golden Master
 
Brookfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,056
Thumbs up Re: Dialog Box...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toby
Okay, so, on one of the public library computers (my mum works at the library), directly after the Windows XP load up screen, a dialog box comes up and says "I own this computer, you suck.". You can then get to the login screen by pressing ok. I'm pretty sure some kids got on there and downloaded a program that would do things of that nature, cause' I doubt any of them would be smart enough to do something like that through Visual Basic or whatever.

Is there anyway to get rid of it? It's annoying.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Toby.
Simply tell your mum, she'll see that it's put right, daft kids do this sort of thing, in my library too, I just reported it to one of the staff, & they deleted what ever was on there, while I watched, I'm sure your mum will be pleased you told her....gold star time, I bet!
__________________

Brookfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2006, 04:08 AM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
Toby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,028
Send a message via MSN to Toby Send a message via Yahoo to Toby
Default Re: Dialog Box...

Not quite, lol.

PS: How come my title didn't change? I went in and edited it... no change, until you open the thread fully. Like in the "New Posts" section it says "Dialog Box..." still, but as soon as you open the thread the new title is there "Public Net Computers..."
__________________
Dell Inspiron 9400 Notebook 120GB 5400RPM SATA HDD, 500GB 7200RPM SATA External HDD, DVD+-RW, DVD+-RW External, Mobile Intel Calistoga i945PM, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GhZ, 2GB DDR2-667MhZ Dual Channel SDRAM, Nvidia GeForce GO 7900 GS 256MB Single-Pipe.
TinyXP Rev05, PerfectDisk, TuneUp Utilities, Window Washer, Nod32, Bo-Clean, SuperAntiSpyware Pro, Spyware Blaster, Comodo Firewall Pro.
Toby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2006, 06:46 AM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
joe pic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,527
Send a message via AIM to joe pic Send a message via MSN to joe pic Send a message via Yahoo to joe pic
Default Re: Dialog Box...

haha that's funny, why don't you tell a librarian?
joe pic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2006, 06:53 PM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
Toby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,028
Send a message via MSN to Toby Send a message via Yahoo to Toby
Default Re: Dialog Box...

Well, I have, so it'll get sorted eventually.
__________________
Dell Inspiron 9400 Notebook 120GB 5400RPM SATA HDD, 500GB 7200RPM SATA External HDD, DVD+-RW, DVD+-RW External, Mobile Intel Calistoga i945PM, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GhZ, 2GB DDR2-667MhZ Dual Channel SDRAM, Nvidia GeForce GO 7900 GS 256MB Single-Pipe.
TinyXP Rev05, PerfectDisk, TuneUp Utilities, Window Washer, Nod32, Bo-Clean, SuperAntiSpyware Pro, Spyware Blaster, Comodo Firewall Pro.
Toby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2006, 02:18 AM   #6
Golden Master
 
Brookfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,056
Talking Re: Dialog Box...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toby
Well, I have, so it'll get sorted eventually.
Thanks a lot,Toby, a very last point, would you remove "nothing gets past this", then it's perfect, a five liner, er, that's an awesome rig by the way!!, I have an AMD Duron 1800, but it's sufficent for what I need.
Brookfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2006, 06:15 AM   #7
Site Team
 
root's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 7,999
Default Re: Dialog Box...

open control pannel
open administrative tools.
open local security policies
open the key local policies then security options.

now scroll down the list until you find:
Interactive Logon: message text for users attempting to logon...


you should find the offensive text in here, just delete it...

Now...
Properly lock down public access computers with admin accounts and user accounts with different privellages. you can set the privellages in the local security settings, and in the local users and groups option. (note that local users and groups is an mmc snapin that appears when you right click my computer and select manage... not the user management section of the control pannel that is dumbed down in windows XP)...

trust me, an extra five minutes spent setting good security can save you an extra few hours of undoing other peoples nasty work.
__________________

__________________
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian…
Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; The inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
root is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0