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IPC$ "Remote IPC" but I'm not on a network


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medusa9

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I was looking around Windows 7 in the Computer Management section and clicked on System Tools/Shared Folders/Shares and found these listings:

ADMIN$ - Remote Admin
C$ - Default share
D$ - Default share
E$ - Default share
IPC$ - Remote IPC
print$ - Printer Drivers
Q$ - Default share
Users - (nothing listed under description)

- I do not remotely access my computers from anywhere... never have.
- I tried right-clicking IPC$ to select 'Stop Sharing' but the option wasn't there. Only Refresh and Help.
- I'm not on a network and do not share (have never shared) files between my 2 computers except through Dropbox and thumb drives.
- I connect both to the internet through an old Linksys Easy-Setup wireless router and have previously suspected a particularly capable neighbor of hacking into it but don't know how to verify that.


Have I been compromised?
If it shouldn't be there, would a new router, Kill Disk, reformat and clean re-install solve the problem?

btw: do you have a suggestion for more secure router brand/type?
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