found a new user on my computer... worried - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-01-2006, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 252
Unhappy found a new user on my computer... worried

the last few times i've turned on my computer, it goes to the welcome menu and has you choose a user. except my user is the only one there.
i thought this was odd so i went into user accounts in control panel and found another user:

ASP.NET Machine A...
Limited Account
Password protected

has anybody seen this before? i know nobody in my family set this up. anyways im worried on what it is... should i delete it? if i did though would it haev a negative affect on my computer?
__________________

__________________
TERRORZONA REPRAZENT
pwnzer
onyo is offline  
Old 03-01-2006, 05:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 6
Default

I have had this on two of my computers and deleted the account and the file ASAP. But I think I did wrong, hope not lol.
__________________

xeoset is offline  
Old 03-01-2006, 05:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123
Default

i saw that after i installed microsoft.NET installer.
talldude123 is offline  
Old 03-01-2006, 05:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 252
Default

i dld that .NET thing a few days ago for purpepwnage vids. thats proly why. so should i delete it?
__________________
TERRORZONA REPRAZENT
pwnzer
onyo is offline  
Old 03-01-2006, 05:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,084
Send a message via Yahoo to IBMan
Default

ok, actually, this is extremely normal. theres nothing to worry about, even though i delete it because its useless...its 99% most likely not some intruder
__________________
Server:
AMD Athlon 4000+ @ 2.4 GHz
4096 MB RAM
40 GB HDD
Dual Mirrored 500 GB HDDs
DVD-ROM Drive
Windows Server 2003 x64 R2 SP2
IBMan is offline  
Old 03-02-2006, 02:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 808
Default

don't worry/be happy
derrmc is offline  
Old 03-02-2006, 02:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,172
Send a message via AIM to Win2kpatcher
Default

Yea no big deal. I personally always delete the account and all files so windows will boot right to the desktop in a single user home env. rather than having the welcome screen show up.
__________________

Win2kpatcher is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.