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Windows 7: Virus.exe in network

15 Aug 2013   #1
Axman508

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Virus.exe in network

When I woke up this morning I found an odd network named Virus.exe in the Internet connections I have no idea what it is but I'm worried that it really is a virus anyone have any info/advice on what to do with this? This is a new network I have never seen one like this before In my life.


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15 Aug 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

If you name a network something like virus.exe , it discourages others from piggybacking your connection.

Most people would look for another network instead of risking connecting to one with that name.

So if this is showing up on your list of wireless network connections it's just another network name "SSID".
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15 Aug 2013   #3
Axman508

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

That makes sense. Thank you very much for the quick reply was really getting worried lol.
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15 Aug 2013   #4
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
If you name a network something like virus.exe , it discourages others from piggybacking your connection.

Most people would look for another network instead of risking connecting to one with that name.

So if this is showing up on your list of wireless network connections it's just another network name "SSID".
I bet no average Joe neighbours would connect to that SSID under unsecured connection lol.
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