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Just Found A Secondary User Account On My Pc


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#1 Pete07

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:24 AM

The account was labeled 'Machine A' and had some other info after it, but I panicked & delted it before seeing the rest of the name.

I didn't create this account, so I'm guessing maybe I've been hacked, how can I find out and what do I do? This has me rather panicked! Thanks for any help.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:43 AM

If the account was called "ASP.NET Machine A" it was probably a user account created for the ASP.Net Worker Process (Aspnet_wp.exe) so that it is not running with administrator privileges. This helps to increase security because if there was a breach the worker process is running as a lowly restricted user rather than having administrator privileges on the local machine. You can remove this account, but it is required if you do asp.net development work or run a ASP.NET capable server that makes use of Microsoft's .NET runtime on your machine.
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 07:01 AM

Ahh, yep I think that's exactly what it was.

Since I don't even know what asp.net is, I'm guessing I wouldn't have anything to do with it? (Unless it's something to do with setting up a home network as I'm trying to do that at the moment)

Thanks for the fast reply, it's a huge relief to know it's not anything bad! I was seriously freaked out when I saw it!




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