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ASP.NET Machine Account

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#1 luigiforever96


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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:17 PM

Upon looking in my McAfee files and info, I found that there were two users on my computer--mine, as admin, and ASP.NET Machine Account as a Standard user (no admin rights). I've never noticed this before, nobody has access to my computer in my household except for me (that I am aware of) and I am wondering if it is a virus, or something else, and if it's all right if I delete it, files and all. I scanned with MBAM (this was while I was at school, so I couldn't do full scans), and it found nothing; although McAfee picked up a couple of items that it described as "Internet Explorer Restrictions" in their logs, but I wasn't connected to the Internet, nor do I use IE in the first place.

Help would be appreciated. I'm running Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop.

Thank you, and I hope this can just be taken care of in a simple and easy fashion. :thumbsup:

Edited by luigiforever96, 28 April 2010 - 02:19 PM.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:00 AM

The aspnet_wp or ASP.NET Machine Account is created when the Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 is installed onto a Windows XP computer. The user is created to run the asp.net worker process used in Microsoft's Internet Information Services, which allows ASP.net to run on your local web server (This is pretty much its only use, it is not used to run normal .net managed executables). There is not a need to worry about this user's presence; it was not created in malicious way.

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