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RiCtee
I recently read a computer magazine and in one of it's articles, this is mentioned (roughly from by mind).

Quote:
The "HelpAssistant" and "SUPPORT_xxxxxxxx" user is automatically created on a default install and you do not need it. So please delete it if you haven't.


Is it true and is it safe to delete those accounts?
rafifaisal
Hi RicTee,
Well throughout the internet you will find that it is recomended to delete these accounts.
These accounts are used by the following services:
RemoteAssistance
Help and Support

If you don't invite people from distance to offer you remote assistance (which you shouldn't I propose) then delete these accounts via following commands

Net user HelpAssistant /del
Net user Support_388945a0 /del


If you have more questions, please feel free
turbosquid
There is a handy little program called XP-Antispy, i have not used this recently but apparently it can turn off the hidden 'guest' acount and also many other 'Hidden' features which allow windows XP to 'call home' it may be of help to you.

It is available here http://www.xpantispy.org/

TurboSquid Smile
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