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Old 11-01-2013, 08:58 AM   #1
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Can anyone enlighten me as to why these user accounts are on my Operating System.

I no longer use or have bitDefender installed on my PC.

Can I delete of any of these? Will it benefit my PC?

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Old 11-01-2013, 09:23 AM   #2
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Those are known as 'service accounts.' They exist for the purpose of running a task under a specific set of permissions or while no real user account is logged in.

You can delete all of them. If Windows needs any of them (like UpdatesUser) it will recreate, but I'm fairly sure MS stopped using those service accounts.
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Those are known as 'service accounts.' They exist for the purpose of running a task under a specific set of permissions or while no real user account is logged in. You can delete all of them. If Windows needs any of them (like UpdatesUser) it will recreate, but I'm fairly sure MS stopped using those service accounts.
Ok. I'll go ahead and delete them. What's the best way to do so?
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Right Click Computer > Manage
Left Pane | Local Users and Groups > Users
Right click the appropriate user and select "Delete"
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