I don't know what this is

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by BernieEarnie, May 7, 2009.

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  1. BernieEarnie

    BernieEarnie Registered Member

    May 7, 2009
    Hello all. I was just using Windows Explorer (Xp) and I noticed something I haven't seen before in "My Network Places".

    Under "Microsoft Windows Network" there is a network called "Hideout", and I have no idea why it is there or what it is. I don't click on My Network Places too often but I don't ever remember seeing it there. This computer is connected to a linksys router but is not networked to other computers in the house.

    I took a screenshot of it and uploaded it to my photobucket account. I hope it is ok to post a link to it here. If not, please accept my apologies.

    Does anyone know what this is, and if it's ok?

    Thanks for your time,
  2. Keyboard_Commando

    Keyboard_Commando Registered Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    Go to, Control Panel - System - Computer Name, what name do you have in the Workgroup: ?
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