Getting hundreds of 4797 password inquiries showing in my Windows 8.1 Event Logs>Windows>Security>Audi
ting. There are, for example, 37 within 2 minutes last Friday.
My computer name is CheekyXMonkey. I am not aware of anything I did to generate a password inquiry. HP Computer (2014), AMD processor (specs ? ), 16 gigs of DDRAM, 500 gig hard drive (15% used), Firefox 52.4 (downgraded from FF v. 57 due to dislike). Passport one terabyte external backup drive.
Is someone trying to hack my computer? I recently had a close call with a fake internet movie website that turned out to be a international scam. (Yes, I'm horrified! Thought I was too smart for that to happen! And, no, it wasn't porn! LOL) I was able to realize it was too questionable before entering any info, but a lot of odd things have happened on my computer since! I am the only one who uses this home computer.
TIA for any help and info you can give me!
Kathy Wardlow Ingwerson, Outer Banks, NC USA
Log Name: Security
Date: 03/02/2018 4:19:12 PM
Event ID: 4797
Task Category: User Account Management
Keywords: Audit Success
An attempt was made to query the existence of a blank password for an account.
Security ID: LOCAL SERVICE
Account Name: LOCAL SERVICE
Account Domain: NT AUTHORITY
Logon ID: 0x3E5
Caller Workstation: CHEEKYXMONKEY
Target Account Name: Guest
Target Account Domain: CHEEKYXMONKEY
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