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Unknown User In My "user Accounts"


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#1 originaljw

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 03:32 PM

Hello all -- I was reading an article about managing passwords in XP and followed its' instructions.
I went to Start/Run and entered "control userpasswords" at that time the 3 accounts that I have put
on the computer showed, along with another that I did not knowingly authourize or even know about.
The suspicious account is a limited account -- password protected and has the title "ASP.NET Machine A..."
(thats exactly what it says). asp.net seems to be a microsoft sponsored site -- I guess.
My concern is that I have recently had and removed spyware from this pc and I did not knowingly authorize this account nor have I heard of ASP.NET prior to this. I really want to delete this account but I am more courious as to how it got there. I am your everyday home pc user with limited knowledge of much more that the color of my computer. Please advise. Thank you.
Oh yeah -- the ASP account only shows when I go to the start/run and access user accounts that way -- to access user accounts through control panel does not show the asp.net account.
thank you
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 03:40 PM

ASP.net is put there by Microsoft when you installed the .NET thru Windows Update. Not to worry.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 03:47 PM

Thank You for your help.
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 04:12 PM

You are welcome and have a good day.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 06:14 PM

What is ASP.NET?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/info/overview/default.aspx

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 06:20 PM

Part of the .NET FRAMEWORK.
Sorry!! Too quick on the trigger finger - tried to delete this post but tis glued

Edited by rowal5555, 20 June 2006 - 06:26 PM.

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