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.
posted by number9dream to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
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?