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why do I have so many network connections listed?

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#1 sumdanc


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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:52 PM

I went to turn on my firewall per instructions on another post, and when I got to the Network connections in my control panel, I noticed I have 4 connections
3 look familiar
1394 connect firewalled
local area connect firewalled
wireless connect firewalled

But the one I am not familiar with and wonder why I have it listed is:
Internet Gateway
Internet connection

when I right click properties and services it comes up with
four boxes that say windows media format SDK Explore.exe
and a fifth box that says Windows media format SDK (wn player.exe)

It says
"This connection allows you to connect to the internet through a shared connection on another computer
Is this the tv/media center on my computer? Or is some other computer possibly sharing my computer? (which shouldn't be)
Also how can i tell if someone has hijacked my computer.
Thanks :thumbsup:

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