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Another comp in my network?


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#1 meavi2

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:35 PM

Okay so i don't know if i am just noticing this but I have windows 7 and when I opened a folder on the left side is like the list that says computer, libraries, favorites, and networks. So i happened to click on networks and saw my own comp name and then also another called gumbo-pc. when i click on it, it asks for user name and pass to connect to that comp. It also lists the media devices of that other comp and mine. What does this mean? I don't know why the other comp is here. There are other comps in my house but ive never seen this before and never connected with another other computers. I hope I make sense. I guess what I am asking is, does this just mean another comp is on the same internet as me or that they are connect to my comp and have access to my files?


Also, sorry if this makes me look stupid. I am just worried. Thanks.

Edited by meavi2, 13 December 2011 - 09:37 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:27 PM

The user may have pre access to files/sharing on your network or any wireless device. You could turned-off file sharing and network discovery if this feature is not being use.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:03 PM

Are you on wireless?
Is your wireless router unsecured?

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