Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: homegroup question

14 Jul 2012   #1
mobius101

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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Jul 2012   #2
Evols

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2012   #3
mobius101

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


16 Jul 2012   #4
Evols

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2012   #5
mobius101

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 homegroup question




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 Control Panel Homegroup not revealing Homegroup Password
I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, and I also have a desktop running Windows 7. I am trying to connect my laptop to my homegroup with the password for my homegroup, but my desktop will not reveal it. Is there any other place that I can find it? Thanks in advance for your help. theAdmiral
Network & Sharing
Workgroup and homegroup question.
At work we have 15 computers, some xp and some 7, no servers, all on same network, no subnetting. Want to be able to have some computers able to see some of the other computers but not all. Can I do this with either work/home groups? I've read about Workgroups and Homegroups and still have some...
Network & Sharing
HOMEGROUP - Simple Access Question
well, "simple" for someone else I guess - :o - I can't nail down an answer. I've read the Help sections a bunch of times but I still am not sure if the 3rd computer has access to my homegroup. The situation is - there are 3 computers all sharing an internet connection. 2 are wired, 1 is...
Network & Sharing
Question about HomeGroup and Security
Hi ,Everyone I have a few Questions about my Homegroup and the Network sharing I opened for the other Pc #1 even though Both Pc's have Anti Virus ect passwords Linked correctly and no Other Pc seen or Present Would I need some kind of Network security Prgm or could i roll without anything but...
Network & Sharing
Homegroup question/issue
I run a small business out of my home, i have several employees and pcs/laptops we all share files etc and do work successfully thru homegroup. i realized however that i have HR sensitiv data(payroll etc) on my desktop which i want to be able to access on my laptop when i travel, but id rather my...
Network & Sharing
HomeGroup HP Network Printer Question
I have a wired desktop and a wireless netbook. Both have 7 Ultimate. I set up HomeGroup on my desktop and my netbook can see & access my shared folders. I also have a couple of printers. The one I want to be able to access is a wired HP Laserjet 4000. It's old, but built like a tank and has...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:59.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App