My Accounts

  LANDCRUISER 14:45 07 Oct 05

Upon running microsoft baseline i found that i have more than 2 accounts on my pc, first saying my name,second saying administrator third saying a long number S-1-5-21-2966927733-2437969446-162025716-1003,i know the first two but what is the numbers for, have i been had.i am running windows xp with service pack 2,norton firewall @antivirus,

  bremner 15:22 07 Oct 05

The long number will be the SID/RID number for your account. click here

  bremner 15:26 07 Oct 05

This one might be clearer click here

  LANDCRUISER 15:41 07 Oct 05

Thanks Bremner, i never seen this before when using baseline does this mean that they can control your pc

  bremner 15:46 07 Oct 05

It is a fact that if the Administrator account is left with the RID being 500 then this is a potential point of attack that hackers can use.

Efficient system administrators will often change this as a matter of course.

  LANDCRUISER 15:52 07 Oct 05

Am i at risk looking at my numbers & if i am how do i change it

  bremner 16:00 07 Oct 05

No you are not at risk - just leave everything as it is and enjoy your machine.

  LANDCRUISER 16:07 07 Oct 05

Thanks again for putting my mind at ease i will close this thread now

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