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02 Apr 2010   #11
wyman

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Google returned nothing useful when I searched it re: homegroups prompt.

The prompt only came up yesterday when I was booting up... had never appeared before, and didnt today. Its not really a problem, per se. I just was a bit taken back when the prompt came up> Should I be worried? I guess my worry is that somone hacked onto my home LAN.

On the other hand, it did this after installing/applying Win 7 updates, and my comp is only a few weeks old...


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02 Apr 2010   #12
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wyman View Post
Google returned nothing useful when I searched it re: homegroups prompt.

The prompt only came up yesterday when I was booting up... had never appeared before, and didnt today. Its not really a problem, per se. I just was a bit taken back when the prompt came up> Should I be worried? I guess my worry is that somone hacked onto my home LAN.

On the other hand, it did this after installing/applying Win 7 updates, and my comp is only a few weeks old...
I shure wouldn't lose any sleep over it. If it happens again, then go after the needed information... but at least now you know how to fix it. It was probably just something done by an update...

Straight up... what makes you think you are important enough to attract the attention of a hacker? Seriously, this whole "hacked by a stranger" thing is totally overblown... unless there's something you have and they want, they're gonna leave you alone. These guys go after national secrets... not your christmas photos.

Also you can trust Windows Firewall... it's as good as any.
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