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For some time now, I've found new unknown accounts in my Windows 10 C:\Users folder. These user accounts do not appear in the User Accounts within Control Panel. I have removed these, but they keep returning under various unfamiliar names. I ran a full antivirus scan which found 0 threats. I noticed that ESET creates phantom user accounts with its Anti-Theft protection in ESET Smart Security, but I've never installed Smart Security to my knowledge. I am concerned that these unknown accounts might be from an unknown, nefarious source that might compromise my system (installing a keystroke logger, accessing my email, my applications, my password wallet, etc.). I need to know if ESET has started creating unknown accounts within NOD32 or in any other fashion which explains what I'm experiencing.