Others are logged on to this computer Warning

Others are logged on to this computer Warning

Post by Um9iaW4zMT » Sat, 15 Sep 2007 04:24:00


My husband is in a hotel room using a wireless connection to the internet.
When he goes to shut down his computer he gets the window's warning "other
people are logged on to this computer and they could lose data if he
continues. Do you still want to shut down?"
Can anyone tell me if this means someone has hacked into his computer or
not? And if not, why is this message appearing?

Thanks so much for any help offered.
 
 
 

Others are logged on to this computer Warning

Post by Paul Smit » Sat, 15 Sep 2007 21:30:08


Does the machine have multiple user accounts? Is one of them still logged
in? If so that's normal, the easiest way to check would be to log off or
switch user and look on the log on screen to see if the other users are
still logged on.

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Others are logged on to this computer Warning

Post by SmVzcGV » Sat, 15 Sep 2007 23:34:30

You can also tell if someone is remotely connected to a computer by doing this:
1. Open Administrative Tools
2. Open Computer Management
3. Expand "Shared Folders"
4. Click on "Sessions"

It will list any remote connections in the right-hand pane.

Is it possible that your husband selected "Home" or "Work" when the dialog
popped up to ask him to classify the network he was on? If so, he would have
opened the computer wide on the hotel network.
---
Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security:
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Others are logged on to this computer Warning

Post by Q29sb » Sun, 18 Nov 2007 16:21:00

I get the same message on my home notebook, and don't what to do about it.
Has any one found a solution?
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