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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | FreeAXP
Author Window logs of at night

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Joined: 18.02.12
Posted on February 29 2012 04:54
I have been running FreeAXP on Windows 7 for a few days now. At night maybe a about 4:00 am FreeAXP program shuts down and Windows logs of the user. I donĀ“t know if FreeAXP does that or someone is hacking into my computer. I have Windows 7 set up on Oracle Virtualbox. It is quite annoying becuse I have set up a vncserver for DecWindows and evrything has to be restarted in the morning. Does anyone know why this happens?
Author RE: Window logs of at night
Bruce Claremont

Posts: 506
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on March 01 2012 03:54
There is nothing in FreeAXP that would precipitate a Windows shutdown. It sounds like a process is logging off the user account under which FreeAXP was started, which would kill the FreeAXP process. I suggest two tests.

- Leave the system up overnight without FreeAXP running and see if it shuts down.

- Aside from all the virus and malware scanning that can be done, if you suspect a hacker, take the system off the network overnight and see what happens.
Author RE: Window logs of at night

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Joined: 18.02.12
Posted on March 01 2012 06:27
Because it's a VM machine. I will just create a new one and see if the same thing happens again. I will use the diskks from the old OpenVMS system. I have scanned them for viruses and everything seems to be ok. There has a lot of time gone in installing the system. Thanks Bruce for answering my post it clears things up.

Author RE: Window logs of at night

Posts: 470
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on March 01 2012 16:52
Several things to look for:

1. Powersave routines in the host or the VM may shutdown the system when it is idle. These are now on by default on Windows 7.

2. By default Windows tries to do everything it can to get you to set the windows update to allow automatic installation and if needed reboot. Sometimes when you install an application it will have a checkbox to "fix" your windows update settings helpfully checked by default.

3. Look for screen savers that can do a logout on idle.

Author RE: Window logs of at night

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Joined: 18.02.12
Posted on March 02 2012 01:11
I looked at the security logs and there was process called advapi involved. On the internet some say it's a virus and some say it's a Windows service. I changed to another VM windows 7 yesterday and so far so good. But thanks for your post Malmberg. I'll have that in mind if this continues

Author RE: Window logs of at night

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Posted on March 02 2012 02:02
Use a "advapi site:microsoft.com" in the search.

According to microsoft.com advapi is an authentication related API that is supplied by Windows.

Which indicate the web hits claiming it to be a virus look like scams that are trying to sell fake security solutions.
Author RE: Window logs of at night

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Posted on March 02 2012 02:04
Author RE: Window logs of at night

Posts: 9
Joined: 18.02.12
Posted on March 05 2012 01:38
Changing the power plan has hopefully fixed it. There have been no logout since I changed it(40 hours ago). Thanks Malmberg
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