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local account keeps recreating

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I have a local account named, "John" and it keeps recreating every time I restart.  I didn't make an account for John.  Is it a virus?  I had the same problem in Windows 10, now I am in 11.  Can anyone help?

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best response confirmed by timn83320 (New Contributor)
Solution

I found out what was wrong with it. I had installed Eset Smart Security premium which has anti-theft addition to it. I had the setting on creating a phantom account named, "John," so it was always there even when I restarted, waiting for a thief to log in and be caught on webcam.