deleted user account keeps coming back

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    archp2008

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    I need help in getting rid of an unneeded user account that I have deleted from Control Panel..user accounts many times, but it keeps coming back after rebooting. In Safe Mode the deleted user account is not showing. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. I am using SP3.
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    did you follow these steps:

    To delete a user account
    1.
    Open Computer Management

    2.
    In the console tree, click Users.

    Where?

    Computer Management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users

    3.
    Right-click the user account you want to delete, and then click Delete.


    Note

    • To open Computer Management, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.

    • When you need to remove user accounts, it is a good idea to disable the accounts first. When you are certain that disabling the account has not caused a problem, you can safely delete it.

    • A deleted user account cannot be recovered.

    • The built-in Administrator and Guest accounts cannot be deleted.

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    Are you the administrator?

    Is the xp home or xp professional?

    what is the name on the returning account?

    what is your antivirus?

    Post back with answers to my questions please.
     
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    Thank you for the reply. This issue has since been resolved. Your last question hit the nail on the head. I was using Eset Security 7 beta. After uninstalling it, which wasn't easy, the problem of the user not being able to be deleted disappeared.
     
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    glad to here your issue is resolved, a lot of antivirus' will not let you do some things in windows, so it is a good idea to read the reviews first.

    I use MSE as my real time antivirus, and on demand MBAM and Superantispyware.

    so far so good :)
     
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    Thanks again. I had good satisfaction from a paid edition of Eset Security 5/6 which I received as a prize a year ago. This beta version for 7 seemed to have some issues which I had anticipated.
     
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    If you can, never go with beta, that means they are still under development and you get to be a guinea pig. :)
     
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