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A Windows 7 Program Event alert is causing me great concern.

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Starting a few days ago, I would periodically hear an unfamiliar alert. When I heard the same alert today I was not actively doing anything on the PC. I traced the tone to Program Events related to Windows User Account Control. When I tried to Change User Account Control settings myself, the only option available is to set the conditions that cause a Change User Account Control Settings Program Event alert. When I tried to make a change myself I got that prompt that asks if I wan't to allow a program to make changes to my computer to which I clicked "No". I found that this is the only option under User Accounts that generates the above menioned prompt. The program that wants to run is described as being Microsoft's with a name of UserAccountControlSettings. It's modification date is OK but it's certificate describes it as being used for "Windows Hardware Driver Verification".

I know what I think is going on but want to know how many folks here come to my same conclusion (which I didn't mention on purpose).
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by:agengler11
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Try Microsoft Event Viewer.

Control Panel

Administrative Tools

Event Manager
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Yes I did all those things prior to the initial post. After a while of getting nowhere, I checked all the successfull security audit events starting from the date of a suspected malicious event. There I found many network logons (I'm not running a server) for an account that was hidden in terms of how you would normaly view user accounts. I was then able to prevent further network logons for the SOB but am still finding and fixing the problems that were caused.

The moral of the story? When you want to remotely monitor activity on a PC (a laptop in my case) that you own, stay away from Desktop Scout which lures you into trying it with a free 30-day evaluation. Once you run the weird (which I noticed as it briefly ran...too late!) installer, the damage is done.
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