Posted 05 March 2007 - 03:51 PM
I was reading a post on the Comodo Forums in regard to fast user switching between accounts on shared computers and as they were recommending not using this option as it can cause poroblems which I had been having, decided to go and switch it off.
When I opened User Accounts however I found that as well as mine and my daughters accounts both Administrative and Guest account (switched off) I now had a limited account added to my PC called "ASP.NET Machine A's". I did a Google on it and found that it had to do with Microsoft .NET which I have versions 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 installed on my machine. Although I have had versions 2.0 and 3.0 installed on my PC for a long time as I need them for my ATI Catalyst Control Centre to run properly I have only recently installed 1.1 and the update to it. I can only surmise that this account has installed to my PC as part of .NET.
On the Google search there was varying answers to this from, it's ok to delete it to it is absolutely not ok to delete it which left me pretty confused to say the least. As I have learned to trust the advice I get here I decided to come here and see what you guys think before I do anything.Rightly or wrongly I do tend to trust Microsoft products but feel that adding an account to a PC without asking permission is quite possibly a step too far. What do you guys think?.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.