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Seriously scary hoax?


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Kelvin

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I usually use my LAN connection - I only use WLAN when I'm not at home, and I'm at a cousin's house or outside. Though, I have noticed something really wierd popping up in my computer's WLAN lists...

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This really freaks me out - as whereever I go it always follows me around. I use it in a shopping mall's connection - this wireless connection is there. I go to my cousin's house, it's there. I go to my new house to use other people's connection's - it's there too. Everywhere I go it follows. Also, I tried using 2 WLAN adapters - same results..

What is wrong with my computer? Is it a virus or is it just something wrong?

~Kelvin
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Kelvin,

If you're seriously worried, I would suggest posting in the malware forum first to get any malware ruled out. I haven't heard of anything that does this, but that doesn't mean anything - it's hard to keep up with what's out there. I did a very quick Google search and didn't find anything, but I'd still say it's worth getting checked out. If you come out clean in malware, then I would say come back here and see if someone in networking can figure out where that's coming from.
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I can tell from the MAC Address it's a Dlink. If it wasn't following you around I'd say some one had a sense humor. I'd boot a live Linux like Mint (good wireless support) and see if it's still there.
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Kelvin,

If you're seriously worried, I would suggest posting in the malware forum first to get any malware ruled out. I haven't heard of anything that does this, but that doesn't mean anything - it's hard to keep up with what's out there. I did a very quick Google search and didn't find anything, but I'd still say it's worth getting checked out. If you come out clean in malware, then I would say come back here and see if someone in networking can figure out where that's coming from.

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I can tell from the MAC Address it's a Dlink. If it wasn't following you around I'd say some one had a sense humor. I'd boot a live Linux like Mint (good wireless support) and see if it's still there.


Anyway, it was following me around. I'm at home now and I can find this wireless connection. Anyway, silverbeard, I have also one thing to let you know of - when I was wanting to establish an Ad-Hoc with my cousin's computer so we could play Counter-Strike: Source together, his laptop found that connection too. =/

~Kelvin
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