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strange device connected to my laptop in the library


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Hi guys



So earlier when i was using the wifi in the library. The right bottom corner of my task bar showed an icon that I rarely seen and when I clicked into it
it said that a device is connected/detected(i forgot) to my computer/network, and ask if i want to share windows media library with this person , (music, folder blah blah blah) which I denied.

the device had a name (it's a guy's name, henry pxxk) , which still cause my suspicious because I don't know if it is accidentally connected to my network or did it just fake a name to try to hack into my computer.


how did that device connected to my laptop without my permission? or was that simply a device that is connected to library's wifi which is why it showed up on my laptop? I was worried because I don't know if I am hacked or is it simply one of the things that happen when you are using public network.



please help, thanks!
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If this is Windows 7 it's probably Homegroup, which is incredibly irritating because it'll try to sync everything between all the Win7 PCs given half a chance.
It probably hasn't connected. Windows has found it because it's connected to the same network you are.
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I see, thanks!
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btw it is not windows 7, it's vista, but it happened again as soon as i connected today so i don't think it is a problem, i just denied it.
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