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Anonymous
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January 2, 2005 7:45:04 PM

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I was going through tightening security for XP Home (haha). I have found how
to provide some level of security to shared folders that
Windows3.11/95/98/NT/2000 provided (but not XP Home), thanks y'all. Then I
ran a command prompt "net users" and was suprised to see a bunch of hidden
accounts, such as helpxxxxx, support_xxxxx, (and also noticed that renaming a
user in XP Home doesn't seem to rename them but just alias them). Can I
delete these mystery accounts or are they tentacled into some
serivices/processes that will "break" XP? (This is just a ghosted
"sacrificial" computer for the internet that i got cheap so I don't really
feel like up/down/side-grading the OS).
--
"what is the meaning of value in a world of fact"

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
January 2, 2005 10:01:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

Read the following and make the changes in the registry
to unhide the account(s) (if found), then delete the account(s).

Create A Hidden User Account
http://www.theeldergeek.com/create_hidden_user_account....

Download Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition and scan your PC for the presence of spyware:
http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69...

Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp?langid=i...

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=827315

Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

3 Simple Steps to Insure the Security of Your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"sabot" wrote:

| I was going through tightening security for XP Home (haha). I have found how
| to provide some level of security to shared folders that
| Windows3.11/95/98/NT/2000 provided (but not XP Home), thanks y'all. Then I
| ran a command prompt "net users" and was suprised to see a bunch of hidden
| accounts, such as helpxxxxx, support_xxxxx, (and also noticed that renaming a
| user in XP Home doesn't seem to rename them but just alias them). Can I
| delete these mystery accounts or are they tentacled into some
| serivices/processes that will "break" XP? (This is just a ghosted
| "sacrificial" computer for the internet that i got cheap so I don't really
| feel like up/down/side-grading the OS).
| --
| "what is the meaning of value in a world of fact"
!