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Windows 7: homegroup question

14 Jul 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
homegroup question

Hi, I would like to know why is my homegroup status joined, since I don't have other computers except this one and why is my network named network 2?

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14 Jul 2012   #2

7UX64
 
 

Just go into control panel> network and internet>home group and choose leave home group. You can also go into advanced sharing settings and turn off network discovery if it's on.

It probably just got set up this way when you set up your internet connection.
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15 Jul 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I know these are basic questions but I need to ask:
with these settings(joined homegroup, network discovery on), what does it mean considering my safety, could someone access my computer?What should I do if my computer is all ready compromised?
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16 Jul 2012   #4

7UX64
 
 

Usually only the files you have shared can be accessed by other members of your homegroup. If you have sensitive info, check to see if those files have been shared. If so, then you should be worried.

If not, just disconnect your network connections, change your homegroup/sharing settings and run a few good virus and spyware scanners. If you're still worried, reformat your computer.
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16 Jul 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't have anything sensitive... bunch of movies... its just that my computer is quite slow and my daily scans often reveals viruses so... I'll see what happens with my new settings...thanks.
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