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Wrinkly Pete

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Hi,

Today I discovered an Account in User Accounts, "ASP.NET Machine A..." that has been created without my knowledge (or consent).
It seems to be something to do with Microsoft, but the M.S. Technical Support pages which relate to it, are written in typical M.S. Technobabble!
i.e. I couldn't understand (most of) it.

All I wanted to know was...
Can this account be deleted (safely) by me, "The Administrator" without causing harm to my PC, and if so what is the best method to delete it please?

I'm sure someone out there in Geeks To Go will be able to help :)
:)

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Its not necessary you delete this account ? I'm pretty sure its standard on XP.

I dont advise deleting if theres no need.
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Hello Wrinkly Peter,

The ASP.NET account is in regards to the .NET Framework. A bit of software that some programs need to operate.
It's not a default user account in Windows XP, but I don't advice deleting it.

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Olrik
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Hi Wambo,
Thanks for your quick reply.
What worries me is, that even if this is a genuine Microsoft related account, why was it created without my knowledge or notification or permission?
It could be anything - spyware, malicious software, a Trojan anything!
If they have an ADMINISTRATOR Account (which I may add is password protected BY THEM, not me), they can surely potentially take over my PC?!
Reghards
Wrinkly
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Hi Olrik;

Thank you too for a speedy reply.
Maybe I'm too suspicious, but Microsoft are beginning to worry me/bug me.
Today my PC, tomorrow The World!

Wrinkly

Edited by Wrinkly Pete, 15 January 2009 - 07:16 AM.

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What worries me is, that even if this is a genuine Microsoft related account, why was it created without my knowledge or notification or permission?

You've agreed to this in the terms of use when you installed the .NET Framework :)

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Microsoft will have no intention of taking over your PC.

The administrator account on your pc should be password protected by you ? as this is your pc and you need to be able to have access to the admin account.

Its created as standard on every single XP account. I have one, and I'm sure anyone you know with an XP computer has it :)

So theres nothing to worry about my friend, its something that was put into XP for a reason by MS.

But yeah overall advice is, don't delete the account let it be. :)
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The administrator account on your pc should be password protected by you ?

Actually, the ASP .NET account has a password made by Microsoft.

Its created as standard on every single XP account. I have one, and I'm sure anyone you know with an XP computer has it

Everyone that has the .NET Framework installed :)

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Thanks everyone.
Yes my (3) PCs are all password protected.
But, if MS have their own Admin account, and that has been password protected BY THEM, surely that is equal rights to control though?

Edited by Wrinkly Pete, 15 January 2009 - 07:22 AM.

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OH i seee now, the ASPNET account has admin rights. I should imagine .NET Framework needs the account to have admin rights for it to work.

I wouldnt worry! They have no intention of controlling your PC.
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The .NET account is an administrator account because it is needed to create frames for the developers that use the .NET Framework.
The administrator account is nothing to worry about and won't give someone 'free access' to your PC.

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Panic over... :) it is a Limited Account not Admin Account, I must get better glasses!!!

I still think it's odd, as my original (old) PC (Windows XP) which I use as a test pilot, doesn't have this account, nor does my laptop (Vista), only my new desktop PC (Windows XP) has it.

Edited by Wrinkly Pete, 15 January 2009 - 07:38 AM.

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I still think it's odd.
My original (old) PC (Windows XP) which I use as a test pilot, doesn't have this Account, nor does my laptop (Vista), only my new desktop PC (Windows XP) has this account.

Then they probably don't have the .NET framework installed.

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I feel a right idiot now :) :) :)
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I feel a right idiot now :) :) :)

Don't be :beer: you learn from making mistakes :)
If you ever have questions again, feel free to post it on the forums :)

Regards,
Olrik
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