Your password will expire in __ days Do you want to change it now?

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Guest, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Why does my computer periodically give me this message. Its the only one
    that does that. Is it a virus?
     
    Guest, Oct 12, 2004
    #1
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  2. Your PC has a policy set. go to Control Panel --> User's and Passwords and change the
    settings. You can set the account to "password never expires".

    No not a virus but just in case...

    1) Download the following three items...

    Trend Sysclean Package
    http://www.trendmicro.com/download/dcs.asp

    Latest Trend signature files.
    http://www.trendmicro.com/download/pattern.asp

    Adaware SE (personal free version)
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

    Create a directory.
    On drive "C:\"
    (e.g., "c:\New Folder")
    or the desktop
    (e.g., "C:\Documents and Settings\lipman\Desktop\New Folder")

    Download sysclean.com and place it in that directory.
    Dowload the signature files (pattern files) by obtaining the ZIP file.
    For example; lpt194.zip

    Extract the contents of the ZIP file and place the contents in the same directory as
    sysclean.com.

    2) Update Adware with the latest definitions.
    3) If you are using WinME or WinXP, disable System Restore
    http://vil.nai.com/vil/SystemHelpDocs/DisableSysRestore.htm
    4) Reboot your PC into Safe Mode
    5) Using both the Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware, perform a Full Scan of your
    platform and clean/delete any infectors/parasites found.
    6) Restart your PC and perform a "final" Full Scan of your platform using both the
    Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware
    7) If you are using WinME or WinXP,Re-enable System Restore and re-apply any
    System Restore preferences, (e.g. HD space to use suggested 400 ~ 600MB),
    8) Reboot your PC.
    9) If you are using WinME or WinXP, create a new Restore point
    10) Please report back your results

    Dave





    | Why does my computer periodically give me this message. Its the only one
    | that does that. Is it a virus?
    |
    |
     
    David H. Lipman, Oct 12, 2004
    #2
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  3. No, it's not a virus. It's a perfectly normal security feature of
    WinNT/2K/XP, if you haven't specifically disabled it. However, as
    you've failed to mention what operating system you're using, it's
    difficult to provide you with specific instructions for changing this
    behavior.

    For Win2K and WinXP, right-click My Computer > Properties > Local
    Users and Groups > Users, right-click on the desired account >
    Properties > Select "Password never expires."


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    Bruce Chambers, Oct 12, 2004
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  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I downloaded Adaware. I had trouble with the other one. I ran adaware in
    safe mode. 417 thingies. then booted and ran it and 123 more.

    Finally got Trend Micros downloaded right-its kind of complicated-and ran it
    and it said it detected 4 viruses and later on in the log said 0 so maybe
    that is where it cleaned them.

    Do I still need to run Trend in safe mode?

    thanks for your help.
     
    Guest, Oct 16, 2004
    #4
  5. It would not hurt to run a pass in Safe Mode if there is a stealth infector.
    That was my prescription ;-)

    Dave




    | I downloaded Adaware. I had trouble with the other one. I ran adaware in
    | safe mode. 417 thingies. then booted and ran it and 123 more.
    |
    | Finally got Trend Micros downloaded right-its kind of complicated-and ran it
    | and it said it detected 4 viruses and later on in the log said 0 so maybe
    | that is where it cleaned them.
    |
    | Do I still need to run Trend in safe mode?
    |
    | thanks for your help.
    |
    | | > Your PC has a policy set. go to Control Panel --> User's and Passwords
    | > and change the
    | > settings. You can set the account to "password never expires".
    | >
    | > No not a virus but just in case...
    | >
    | > 1) Download the following three items...
    | >
    | > Trend Sysclean Package
    | > http://www.trendmicro.com/download/dcs.asp
    | >
    | > Latest Trend signature files.
    | > http://www.trendmicro.com/download/pattern.asp
    | >
    | > Adaware SE (personal free version)
    | > http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
    | >
    | > Create a directory.
    | > On drive "C:\"
    | > (e.g., "c:\New Folder")
    | > or the desktop
    | > (e.g., "C:\Documents and Settings\lipman\Desktop\New Folder")
    | >
    | > Download sysclean.com and place it in that directory.
    | > Dowload the signature files (pattern files) by obtaining the ZIP file.
    | > For example; lpt194.zip
    | >
    | > Extract the contents of the ZIP file and place the contents in the same
    | > directory as
    | > sysclean.com.
    | >
    | > 2) Update Adware with the latest definitions.
    | > 3) If you are using WinME or WinXP, disable System Restore
    | > http://vil.nai.com/vil/SystemHelpDocs/DisableSysRestore.htm
    | > 4) Reboot your PC into Safe Mode
    | > 5) Using both the Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware, perform a Full
    | > Scan of your
    | > platform and clean/delete any infectors/parasites found.
    | > 6) Restart your PC and perform a "final" Full Scan of your platform
    | > using both the
    | > Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware
    | > 7) If you are using WinME or WinXP,Re-enable System Restore and
    | > re-apply any
    | > System Restore preferences, (e.g. HD space to use suggested 400
    | > ~ 600MB),
    | > 8) Reboot your PC.
    | > 9) If you are using WinME or WinXP, create a new Restore point
    | > 10) Please report back your results
    | >
    | > Dave
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | > | > | Why does my computer periodically give me this message. Its the only
    | > one
    | > | that does that. Is it a virus?
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
    David H. Lipman, Oct 16, 2004
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