Some of my regestry keys have an unknown user with special permissions on them. The unknown user's name comes up as some sort of key with numbers, letters and dashes. This occurs on two different computers, both running XP Home (I'm not even sure if the permissions are important on the XP Home verion-since it gives all users root access). The mystery permissions are not all on the same keys on the two computers. One common key with the mystery permission is the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Intel key. If someone will check and see if they have this mystery permission it may be helpful-this entry may be used by another software program. These entries may be linked. I ran the autorun viewer and saw no suspect entries. I could have missed something though. - Also both computers are largely running different software- with the exception of some commercial things like Norton's Anti-Virus and Firewall, Real Player etc.. Any input would be welcome.