Windows Defender modifying NTUSER.DAT for all users

Discussion in 'Spyware Discussion' started by Rob, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Rob

    Rob Guest

    We have some Windows 7 hotdesk computers.
    These computer have a group policy setting to delete user profiles that are
    older a few days.
    Whenever the daily Windows Defender quick scan runs it updates the
    NTUSER.DAT and ntuser.dat.LOG1 for every user profile on the computers
    including some that are months old.
    The end result is that old profiles are never deleted.
    The same thing happens if I run a manual quick scan, every NTUSER.DAT is
    modified except the current user.
    Anyone know why Defender does this or how to stop it?
     
    Rob, Oct 4, 2010
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  2. Rob

    Rob Guest

    I think I found my own answer and there is a hotfix for it:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983544

    "Rob" wrote:

    > We have some Windows 7 hotdesk computers.
    > These computer have a group policy setting to delete user profiles that are
    > older a few days.
    > Whenever the daily Windows Defender quick scan runs it updates the
    > NTUSER.DAT and ntuser.dat.LOG1 for every user profile on the computers
    > including some that are months old.
    > The end result is that old profiles are never deleted.
    > The same thing happens if I run a manual quick scan, every NTUSER.DAT is
    > modified except the current user.
    > Anyone know why Defender does this or how to stop it?
     
    Rob, Oct 4, 2010
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  3. I agree--thanks for the update--interesting issue.



    "Rob" wrote in message
    news:...

    I think I found my own answer and there is a hotfix for it:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983544

    "Rob" wrote:

    > We have some Windows 7 hotdesk computers.
    > These computer have a group policy setting to delete user profiles that
    > are
    > older a few days.
    > Whenever the daily Windows Defender quick scan runs it updates the
    > NTUSER.DAT and ntuser.dat.LOG1 for every user profile on the computers
    > including some that are months old.
    > The end result is that old profiles are never deleted.
    > The same thing happens if I run a manual quick scan, every NTUSER.DAT is
    > modified except the current user.
    > Anyone know why Defender does this or how to stop it?
     
    Bill Sanderson, Oct 8, 2010
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