I don’t know about all that easter egg business.
All I did was log out and they were there nothing special.
To me it was just creepy and it doesn’t explain the two desktop environments that I didn’t install nor the fact my main desktop (xfce) isn’t even in the list to log into so I HAD to restart the machine.
I just wish it hadn’t happened to me.
Hey guys, I want to thank for your thoughts and taking the time to help.
I don’t think it was ransom ware. I scanned with the clam and nothing turned up plus no lock screen or anything.
My main concern was someone remotely logging in watching, logging my passwords and such.
I try to be careful what and how I do things online and seeing that list of names and the low resource desktops installed ( like they were trying to be inconspicuous ), really kinda freaked me out.
So I don’t think I would be comfortable with using it again, which means reinstall (and reset everything again… sigh) or try something else.
I haven’t decided yet.
I have some other things going on right now, so I’m just using my Ubuntu backup partition again for now.
Thanks again for the input.
Mr Mod., you may mark this and solved,
I’m gonna nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
@joekamprad Thanks for taking the time to respond.
I have not enable remote log-in to my knowledge.
I am using a lightdm with the alternate antergos theme from the repo. I have been having trouble with the log-in screen being blank since way back when other users had posted a similar problem in the forums (but I hit “enter” it loads the fallback).
This is a desktop at home (an apartment) with a wired connection
I did NOT install TWN or TinyWM and I am the only user.
The firewall is on
I have been having trouble recently, like within the past week with the mouse clicks not registering and the whole system freezing and other general weirdness like having to click outside a confirmation box to get the button to work, like it’s not in focus, though it appears that it is.
I don’t really do any risky behavior. The most risky thing is probably downloading pics for making wallpapers.
I do have to admit though I’ve had the thought cross my mind over the past week if maybe I picked up malware in some way with the problems of crashing, Internet slowness, and clicks not registering etc. but being this is Linux most likely not.
Edit: It was really just a fluke I saw these names as there was an update to Libre Office and I was wanting to use it so I thought I would log-out to make sure the updates were applied before I started and that’s when I ran into this strange problem.
Hi. I need some guidance with a strange/unnerving occurrence please.
I logged out of my session to restart the desktop after some updates (Libre Office and a few others) and my log-in name was missing, so I clicked to enter it and there was a list of unknown user names:
Also my xfce session was not in the list but TWM and TinyWM were (see second picture).
I restarted my computer and everything was back to normal and the unknown user names and desktops were gone.
Is this something I should worry about in regards to my machine being compromised in some way?
I’m posting for now from my back-up Ubuntu partition as I’m a bit concerned about what happened with my Antergos.
Here is one lonely, random Antergos wallpaper: https://ello.co/kut-n-paste/post/lvwyultjw_k5at6aiy5ryq
That said, it would be nice if they could be easily found if someone wanted one, so I have put them here:
Click to view a post (there are sometimes additional wallpaper versions hidden)
Right click > view image to see it full size
Right click > save image to download
Thank you to you and @joekamprad for the suggestion, and for thinking they are actually worth saving.
No more green!
I made a side by side screenshot with the fix and using my Desaturate work-around and they look close enought that I don’t see any difference, except no more green. Hooray!
Hope it works for you OP and thanks to you I’m fixed up too.