Mysterious user accounts are appearing on my computer.

By Envergure
Oct 14, 2007
  1. I don't know anyone named ASP.NET Machine A... [sic] but they have an account on my XP Pro machine.

    The account is a limited account and password-protected. It doesn't appear on the welcome screen with the others and it doesn't have a folder in C:\Documents and Settings.

    I tried visiting and, as I expected, it was about ASP.NET. As far as I can tell it's a legitimate part of the Windows platform, but I still just want someone to confirm that.

    ASP.NET is, according to the site, a web hosting-related application. I don't have a website, so why is it on my computer if I've never downloaded/installed it? Could someone else be using my computer to host their site?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s part of the Microsoft Net framework application and is nothing to be concerned about.

    Regards Howard :)
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