Do I get Malware Virus? After upgrading to High Sierra, I got two Guest Accounts at Login screen

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by blackbirdz, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. blackbirdz macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2012
    I just noticed this after upgrading to High Sierra. When I restart my MacBook, I am presented with my login as usual, but I notice there are 2 additional accounts, both of them are Guest.

    The first Guest account requires password to login, in which I do not know what the password is (even my own password does not work). The second Guest account is the Safari-mode only account.

    I have disabled the Guest account at Users & Group, unchecked Allow guests to login and uncheck Allow guest users to connect to shared folder. I do not have Find My Mac set up. Yet, both Guest accounts above still appear everytime I restart my MacBook.

    What suspicious is the Guest account with the password.

    Is it possible that I got malware, virus etc?

    I attach picture of the login screen.

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  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    No virus. That is an OS bug. There are other threads on the subject. Many have had success doing a clean install and turning on FV during the install process and not after the fact manually.
  3. CrzyP macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    I have this problem too. I hate that everyone says clean install. I wish these OS updates would just work.
  4. h9826790 macrumors G5


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    1) Open Terminal

    2) type

    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ SHOWOTHERUSERS_MANAGED -bool FALSE

    3) Enter your password

    4) reboot
  5. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    Guest account showed up for me but several days after the install. I disabled in users and accounts and it hasn't shown up again, yet

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