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Security Failure Audit in Event Viewer?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 8dalejr.fan, Jan 7, 2006.

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    I was looking at my Event Viewer, something I do regularly to make sure everything looks good, and there were two "Failure Audits" under Security.

    • One was a logon/ logoff one that said "unknown user name or bad password".
    • The other one was an account logon attempted by the Microsoft Authentication Package.

    Both of these failures said they occurred today, 1/7/06 at 1:08pm.

    The only time I turned my computer on today was at 9am and again at 11:10am. That is the only time any account logging on was done, and I have the only account on the computer (administrator). The Welcome screen always says "Welcome" and loads automatically since I only have one account.

    This link looks like the messages, but I wasn't doing any "Welcome Screen" logging on at the time:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305822/en-us

    What could have caused those failures and are they anything to be worried about? The only other set of Failure Audits were from last week with the same two messages.

    The only thing that I could have been doing at 1:08pm was checking my emails from Outlook, but I clicked "Cancel" because it was taking too long. Is that what caused it?
     
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