Question Installed macOS update, now there is a "Guest" user account...?

Ichinisan

Lifer
Oct 9, 2002
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I didn't create or enable a guest user account. When I click it, the password box shakes left and right, as if I already tried to type an incorrect password. I tried the password for the other user - the only user that has ever existed since the last time this machine was wiped and macOS Catalina was clean installed in late December. That password does not work. What's going on?

Recently I've been shutting down and restarting frequently, even just before the update. I know the appearance of the guest user corresponds to the update that was just installed today.

I logged-in with my normal user account and disabled the guest user, but it's kind of annoying to see glitchy unexpected behavior so soon after a clean macOS install (new 1TB SSD installed).
 
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Muadib

Lifer
May 30, 2000
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I just installed 10.15.3 on my mac mini, and my guest account was disabled. To be honest, I don't know if it was there before I upgraded to Catalina. I bought it used, and upgraded it without checking the users.
 

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