ntuser.dat files in public folder


  1.    27 Jun 2011 #1
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    ntuser.dat files in public folder


    hi,

    there are numerous ntuser files (ntuser.dat and ntuser.dat.log1 etc) in my public folder...

    are they supposed to be there?

    and are they supposed to be visable to other computers on the network?

    they are protected system files and are set to hidden so are not visable to this or the other vista pc on the network, however their is a user with a macbook on the network and they are visable to him when he access my public folder...is this normal and are there security/privacy issues with this?

    cheers
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  2.    27 Jun 2011 #2
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    Re: ntuser.dat files in public folder


    Welcome
    Those are registry files and should be well hidden from everyone.
    I am concerned if your comments are, indeed, correct.
    Update your anti virus and make a full scan
    Download and make a full and updated scan with the free version of malwarebytes.
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  3.    27 Jun 2011 #3
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    Re: ntuser.dat files in public folder


    thanks for reply,

    i ran both those those scans earlier today as part of the setup proccess, its a new(used) laptop which i have just recieved with factory restored vista home premium, the scans came back clean.

    it was while checking/setting up the public folder sharing that i noticed the ntuser files were visable in my public folder when viewed on his macbook, but not my own laptop...
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  4.    27 Jun 2011 #4
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    Re: ntuser.dat files in public folder


    Any files that you have a problem with, make sure they are hidden
    Hidden Files and Folders
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  5.    28 Jun 2011 #5
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    Re: ntuser.dat files in public folder


    On my Vista Laptop that happens to me but not on the Public folder

    Anyways Hide them for your OS's Protection
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