Windows 10: when i log off windows says other user logged in may los...


  1. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64bit
       10 Nov 2016 #1

    when i log off windows says other user logged in may los...


    so I really don't no whether this is a sign of a virus or not (I really don't know a lot about these things) but a few things:
    -when I logged off (to shut down) from my only account it said warning other users logged in my lose their work!
    -the terminal flash on the screen when my desktop first launches after a reboot (only for a few seconds and doesn't look like it has any writing (sort of like a program quickly ran that shouldn't have)
    -some times my screen seems to reboot randomly then I lose some control of my mouse like someone's on put vnc on my machine and is messing with me (ill admit this could be my mouse but why does my screen refresh! randomly like that is this normal of windows 10 display sever?)
    -other than a few performance issues (that could be configuration related) system operates at normal cpu/memory usage, all my partitions are normal, security settings are all high on router/ pc

    thanks in advance
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  2. Posts : 1,582
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       11 Nov 2016 #2

    Run Task Manager the look at the Users tab to see who is logged in.
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  3. Posts : 11,539
    Windows 10 Pro
       11 Nov 2016 #3

    brendan1 said: View Post
    when I logged off (to shut down) from my only account it said warning other users logged in my lose their work!
    There is one scenario, and as far as I know one scenario only to get that warning on a Windows 10 PC with just one single user. Could this be how you got it:

    You lock PC without signing out:

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    You then shut down or restart from sign in screen:

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    If the above is how you are doing this, then this warning will be shown automatically:

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    If you read the text of that warning with thought, you'll notice it does not warn about other users being signed in. Instead, it says "... you and any other people...". Windows simply uses the same warning regardless if PC has only one user account or multiple users when it detects that at least one user is still signed in.

    In this case you would still be signed in, having only locked the PC, and warning is addressed to you personally; you could (and will!) lose all unsaved documents if you proceed with shut down or restart.

    If you look the second screenshot above (click it to enlarge) you'll notice that I am the only user on the machine screenshot is taken from, yet as the third screenshot shows I am getting the same warning because I am still signed in, PC being just locked.

    This is not a virus, not an issue. It is totally normal, default way Windows warns the user trying to shut down or restart when at least one user (you in this case) is still signed in.

    Kari
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  4. Posts : 11,616
    W10Prox64
       11 Nov 2016 #4

    brendan1 said: View Post
    so I really don't no whether this is a sign of a virus or not (I really don't know a lot about these things) but a few things:
    -when I logged off (to shut down) from my only account it said warning other users logged in my lose their work!
    -the terminal flash on the screen when my desktop first launches after a reboot (only for a few seconds and doesn't look like it has any writing (sort of like a program quickly ran that shouldn't have)
    -some times my screen seems to reboot randomly then I lose some control of my mouse like someone's on put vnc on my machine and is messing with me (ill admit this could be my mouse but why does my screen refresh! randomly like that is this normal of windows 10 display sever?)
    -other than a few performance issues (that could be configuration related) system operates at normal cpu/memory usage, all my partitions are normal, security settings are all high on router/ pc

    thanks in advance
    Hi.
    I agree with Kari's possible explanation.
    However, a terminal flash at login, random screen refreshes, loss of mouse control, etc., as you have mentioned, are cause for investigation.
    I suggest you run ADWCleaner and see if it finds anything. If so, post the log so we can evaluate.
    Also, sfc /scannow may be in order.
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  5. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       15 Nov 2016 #5

    Thanks kari your right! That's exactly what happened.

    I ran afc scan and it was ok along with malware software as well. I decided to started over from scratch for a few other reasons and reinstalled windows on a formatted drive.

    I ran into the same problem with the cmd poping up but according to windows the file I was getting was just error messages from a driver install and can de deleted.

    What I still can't explain is the random screen refreshes before could this be my Nivida graphics card configuring. and also a new problem with windows defender scanner when I try to scan something it says can not scan while other scans in progress. I try again and it usually works??
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