ghost user

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  1. stoneage macrumors regular

    stoneage

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    I installed Tiger and noticed that I have an extra account now. Besides my admin account I have one called clamav that has a generic account icon. It doesn't show up when I open Pref Panes/Accounts, but it does when I enable Fast User Switching, and of course I can't open the account because I don't know the password. Can I delete this account somehow or is there a reason it is there?
     

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  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Use your install disk to reset the password (if you can get the account to show during password recovery) and then see what's in there.
     
  3. stoneage thread starter macrumors regular

    stoneage

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    I would have no idea how to do that. Is there a tutorial somewhere?
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'm sorry. The more I think about it, I think you can only use the install disk to reset the Admin password. Other accounts may not be available from there.

    But if you want to try anyway:
    1. boot to the install disk (hold c during boot)
    2. go the a navigation bar and look for something call reset password.
    Its pretty easy to go from there.
     
  5. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Go to /Applications/Utilities/Netinfo Manager. Click on the lock in the lower left corner and authenticate. In the middle column under the "/", click on "Users". You'll see a list of all the users on the machine appear in the right column. Select "clamav" and click the red delete icon in the toolbar.

    Now, having said that, I don't know if this is going to screw up your system. Good luck.
     
  6. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Its on my system as well just not there in the fast user switching

    apparently its home is

    /var/virusmails

    and if you go to groups it's real name is "SPAM Assassin Group 1"
     
  7. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    Or you could setup a master password (System Preferences/Security) and reset the clamav user's password (type an incorrect password 3 times, then you will get the chance to reset his password, being able to choose a new one, using the master password.)
     

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