Maybe it's to kill a stubborn process which looks like a virus but actually turns out to be a critical System process, or maybe it's just so they can laugh maniacally.
Whatever the reason, I have created a script to give Administrator users SYSTEM level access to their Windows XP computers:
Save the code as a .bat file, and run!
@echo off echo. at>nul if "%errorlevel%"=="1" ( echo You do not have sufficient priviliges to execute this command. echo You MUST be running as an administrator ^(with access to "at.exe"^). goto end ) echo WARNING: This command will be executed with SYSTEM priviliges! echo. set /P cmd=Enter command to run (eg,"cmd", "taskmgr"): set rnd=r%random%n%random%d echo.|time>%rnd% set /P time=<%rnd% del /F /Q %rnd% for /F "usebackq tokens=5,6,7 delims=:. " %%i in ('%time%') do ( set our=%%i set min=%%j set sec=%%k ) set /A tot=%min%+1 set /A dif=60-%sec% at %our%:%tot% /interactive %cmd% >nul if "%errorlevel%"=="0" ( echo The command will be executed in %dif% seconds. ) else ( echo An unknown error has occured. ) :end echo Press any key to exit. pause>nul
This script uses the old at.exe trick to escalate your privs but it fills in the parameters automatically, so all you need to do is say what command you want to execute with your system privs.
PS: You DO need administrator access to run this script, so it's useless to most baddies. This is only useful if you want to increase from administrator to system.