How to secure your computer by creating Guest account password?

By Chiprang.com Whether you like it or not, the fact remains that despite the improved security technology in computers, users are often e...

By Chiprang.com

Whether you like it or not, the fact remains that despite the improved security technology in computers, users are often exposed to all types of vulnerabilities. Even some of those features that are meant to make computing tasks easier can also pose serious security threat. You may be proud that your computer has the ability to connect with your printer via wireless technology for sending crucial data, but you need to know that you are exposed to hackers at the same time unless you take some extra security measures.

One way of preventing attack is to secure your Guest Account. In WindowsXP, you have the ability to easily create Guest Account besides your own user login. The impression is that if you have enabled Guest Account, other users won’t be able to access your data. This is WRONG. Some crucial data are still exposed to hackers. So the best option is always DISABLE Guest accounts.

So what is Guest account and how to disable it?

All computer experts will agree that you need to disable the Guest account in your Windows Operating system (both XP Home and XP Professional) because the Guest account is enabled to share resources with other computers that are on the same network.

What most computer users do is …. simply disable the Guest account on their system by following the steps given below.

  1. Select Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Select User Accounts
  4. Turn Off Guest account

However, simply turning off Guest account is not enough. By turning off all you did is his is disable the Guest account only for Logon purpose (which means Guest account login option will not appear when you start your computer).

So, what to do now? The best option is create a strong password?

Answer: Create Guest account password. Simply having a strong password for your user ID is not enough. What you need to do is create a password for the Guest account.

Follow the steps given below.

  1. Click Start
  2. Select All Programs
  3. Select Accessories
  4. Select Command Prompt
  5. Now, enter: net user guest <password>
  6. Instead of <password>, type the password you want to assign to the guest account.
  7. Once you finish that, type exit
  8. Done

Now, the Guest account password is on and the options for changing or removing the it will now appear in the User Accounts console.

Hope this helps. Be Safe with your computer.

If you have any questions regarding this post or found this post useful please leave your comments in the comment box which is available below.  We’ll be posting more on computer security. So, keep reading chiprang.com.

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