Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm worried that my Windows computer was compromised, because I am the sole owner, and I recently came across a strange folder on my computer. C:\Users\cwilson\.

Either someone created their own account on my computer, or possibly some software I installed used a bad default setting for the current user. Dunno which.

Specs:

  • Windows 7 Professional x64
  • MacBook Pro 2009
share|improve this question
    
What is the date and file structure of that folder? Also consider searching through your registry for that name to see if any software will stand out. –  Mxx Sep 29 '12 at 3:51
    
Did you buy that computer new yourself? Did you buy it mail order or through a small shop? Who installed the OS for you? Do/did you have someone doing maintenance? Give us its history. –  Jan Doggen Sep 29 '12 at 12:39
    
@JanDoggen I bought my computer straight from Apple and installed Windows myself. –  mcandre Sep 29 '12 at 13:09
    
cwilson is the ghost of a long lost Apple employee who met an ill fate after installing Windows on a Mac... :) What is the date of last modification and created date in that folder's properties? Perhaps you can match that date/time up with recently installed software. –  Moses Sep 4 '13 at 18:37

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.