Homegroup file and printer sharing

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by kevvyb2005, Oct 20, 2010.

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  1. kevvyb2005

    kevvyb2005 Registered Member

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    Hi

    I am very green about all this side of things. I have created a homegroup in windows 7 which works both ways (between laptop and desktop) if I turn off strict protection in ESS on my laptop.

    I have also marked some folders in windows on my desktop PC to be shared with the homegroup (both read and write).

    Is this safe? Or should I configure it a different way.

    Thanks in advance for any replies.
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    It is fine to allow sharing/disable strict protection on your own network.
     
  3. kevvyb2005

    kevvyb2005 Registered Member

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    OK thanks but another stupid question. What does 'on my own network' mean?

    Does that mean any computer attached to the internet through my own router? The internet is obviously very public and I connect to that. Does ESS apply different rules to that external connection?
     
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