Windows 10: Second user suddenly appeared using same name on sign in

  1.    19 Jan 2017 #1

    Second user suddenly appeared using same name on sign in

    Can anyone tell me why a second user suddenly appeared on my sign in screen?
    The user has my same name but no profile picture. It only gives a option to enter a password, however, my password does not work.
    Have I maybe been hacked or could there have possibly been a problem with a recent windows 10 update? Any ideas?
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       19 Jan 2017 #2

    There is an old thread on this problem - try Brink's solution - Duplicate user name at login
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  3.    20 Jan 2017 #3

    Thank you, but that seems to be referring to having made changes to my computer name or something, and I have made no changes. I do not have it set to automatically log me into my windows account either.

    I am beginning to strongly believe my computer may have been hacked. What would you suggest I do about possibly having been hacked. I have ran several complete scans with anti-virus and ran the Windows malware remover as well. Nothing is showing up but I know that sometimes they can be hard to find and remove.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you for responding.
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