Stupid microsoft, or something else!!!

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paul.fr

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« on: 27/08/2007 20:26:17 »
I just turned the laptop on, and for some reason it was no booting straight to the only account set up on it.

There was only one account "visable", after accessing the account i had a look around. I then find that another account has been created, without my knowledge! The account was under the user name of "ASP.NET".

I know what asp.net is, but why has it created a seperate, password protected account on my laptop?


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« Reply #2 on: 27/08/2007 20:50:30 »
cheers, Michael and good evening to y'. I wondered what was going on.

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« Reply #3 on: 27/08/2007 22:39:50 »
Only 1 user account? Does that mean you run at administrator level when you're on the net? That's a bit risky. You should always have at least 1 limited privileges account.

An account with limited privileges can't do anything that alters the registry. That stops a lot of malware dead in its tracks. Running as administrator leaves you open to attack.
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« Reply #4 on: 28/08/2007 03:27:10 »
Admin, yes. i just hate multiple user accounts, the thing needs to boot in seconds and be ready to go. i am rather impatient.

I have plenty of protection, and stuff, delete all files 35 times, delete all spare hdd space 35 times a week, daily spyware and malaware, ports regularly tested.........

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« Reply #5 on: 28/08/2007 15:24:00 »
That's ok then
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« Reply #6 on: 28/08/2007 19:26:54 »
plus i don't surf the net. i have half a dozen sites i visit, other than that i dont bother with the net.

It's like cable / satellite TV, lots off stuff out there, but most of it not worth watching / reading