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Logged in as system [account] in windows 7?

Posted on 2012-12-27
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While busy with a totally different program my system suddenly does not execute anything anymore except for firefox, i have always enabled kaspersky it scans too, is legal, but now i noticed that i was logged in as system, how can that be?

normally this would show my username right?
This would normally show my username right or?
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You would not see your username in that field.  The variable %USERPROFILE% equals "C:\Documents and Settings\UserName" in XP and "C:\Users\UserName" in Windows 7.

You can see this by opening a command prompt and typing
echo %userprofile%

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if you want to know who is logged on just type
echo %username%

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Yeah, that's just a variable that gets replaced with the name of whoever *is* logged in.  It means nothing to you, least of all that you're logged in as a system account.  Forget it.
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No, that is the SYSTEM environment variable, as stated above you can echo out the %username% profile.

You can also look at the start menu, and see what profile is seen there.
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Thank you very much
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