Updated: 08/02/2020 by Computer Hope

A guest may refer to any of the following:

Guest user account

1. A guest is an anonymous user account that provides access to a computer on a limited or temporary basis. Although some computer operating systems have guest accounts by default, most have to be set up manually by the computer's administrator.

Unless you plan on having unauthorized users on your computer or network, we recommend the guest accounts be disabled to prevent any potential security risks. This account or username is commonly one of the first accounts a potential hacker may try if they can't access a higher one.

2. Users visiting Computer Hope who are not registered on the Computer Hope forum are considered guests. If you don't want to be a guest in the Computer Hope chat, register with the IRC (Internet Relay Chat) nickserv, and identify yourself when logging into the chat. For more information, see the Mibbit creating your own nickname page.

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