I have just reformated an older Dell machine to give to our daughter and family, and while installing XP I set up various users for them. They now have it at their home, and have just gone into Control Panel/User Accounts to set up rights for their daughter. They noted a user account "ASP.NET Machine A" in the control panel/user accounts, although this "user" does not appear at the log-in stage of booting up the machine.
They are concerned that this may be something malicious. Our grandson has put lots of s/w on for his iPod, iTunes. etc., and I had also installed the latest Norton on it. Has anyone heard or seen of this "user account" before?
you have netframe work installed which used acp.ent account. nothing to worry about.
The aspnet_wp or ASP.NET Machine Account is created when the Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 is installed onto a Windows XP computer. The user is created to run the asp.net worker process used in Microsoft's Internet Information Services, which allows ASP.net to run on your local web server (This is pretty much its only use, it is not used to run normal .net managed executables). There is not a need to worry about this user's presence; it was not created in malicious way.