I think I have the same issue as you......I have a "guest user" at the log in screen but i dont have one activated. When I first installed lion 10.7.1 it wasnt there but randomly showed up today after installing a new lion update that enables icloud.....I dont know why the guest user started showing up at log in. Does this phantom guest user you speak of talk about using safai only when you click on it?? thtas what mine says....
Yes, I have exactly the same.
But I think I found the answer: I upgraded yesterday to iCloud on my iOS devices (iPhone 4 and iPad 2) as well as both my Macs (mid-2009 MBP and 2011 iMac). I did a software update on the MBP first and enabled iCloud and its services. Upon reboot, I noticed this new guest account, despite me having disabled the guest account function in my System Preferences. My iMac (which at the time was not yet updated) did not have this.
When I did update my iMac and activated iCloud, it did exactly the same and showed the mysterious guest account. Now, here is the probable solution: I noticed that the guest account appeared once I enable the "Find my Mac" option in the iCloud preference pane of your System Preferences! So try to disable the "Find my Mac" option, then reboot and see if the guest account still appears. If it doesn't, then we know that this option is the culprit. But I suspect that for "Find my Mac" to work, it needs to have this specific guest account enabled as well as part of the option.
So I think you will have to decide between having this guest account and "Find my Mac" working, or disabling "Find my Mac" and not have the guest account.
- Open System Preferences
- Click on “Security & Privacy”
- Click the lock in the lower corner and type in your administrative password to unlock the control panel
- Check the box next to “Disable restarting to Safari when screen is locked”
@Chris, you beat me to it.
Message was edited by: Adrian Jean
Same problem here too.
After installing the 10.7.2 update i noticed quite a few of my System Preferences changed their settings, all by themselves.
And now the Guest User is enabled at log in. I have never used a Guest Account for as long as i can remember.
Must be a problem with 10.7.2
Hey, thanks!! As soon as I had typed my bit and submitted it, the answer was kindly given and i disabled that setting and it works. Many thanks!
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