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Has my computer been hacked?
July 10, 2007 8:29 PM   Subscribe

There's a brand-new user account showing up on my Windows XP SP2 desktop. Only thing is, I didn't create it, and nobody else has physical access to my machine.

This just showed up a couple of days ago. The account is called ASP.NET Machine A... (the ellipsis is part of the name). It is a limited account, password protected.

Has my computer been hacked? If not, then what?

I know I can just delete the account since I'm an administrator. But are there other steps I can/should take? And what can I do to prevent this from happening again?
posted by number9dream to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
 
"Has my computer been hacked?"
July 10, 2007 11:29 PM

No.
posted by paulsc at 8:33 PM on July 10, 2007


It's from .Net Framework 1.1.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 8:34 PM on July 10, 2007


Well, that about settles it. Thanks.
posted by number9dream at 8:40 PM on July 10, 2007


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