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why is there someone named jay under 'shared' in Finder


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when i open my finder theres a shared section and theres something named jay. it says its kind is a pc server and it has a picture of a monitor and the blue screen that shows up on windows when your comp crashes.

uh...can someone explain to me me what this is and if its harmful? right now im downloading on limewire and azureus.
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Can you delete the shared folder ? If not see if its locked CMD-I and click the locked box.
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Can you delete the shared folder ? If not see if its locked CMD-I and click the locked box.
no its not locked but it wont let me delete it.
or maybe i just dont know how.
when i right click it, it just give me the options: 'open' and 'get info' and when i open it, it tries to connect and fails. and if i highlight it and press the delete key like on a pc it doesnt do anything
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That's just another user on your network. Your mac will automatically detect and display other computers on the local network and display them for you.
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That's just another user on your network. Your mac will automatically detect and display other computers on the local network and display them for you.
so wat does that mean if another user is on my network? does that mean someone else is using my internet? cuz im not using a router so how are we in the same network?
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how are you connected? wifi? lan? school, home, business?

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how are you connected? wifi? lan? school, home, business?
home. connected directly thru ethernet cable. and my router is off and doesnt even have a ethernet cable connected to it.

i dont get where this jay person is coming from
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Are you sharing your internet connection? (Check "System Prefs / Sharing") If so, turn it off and you'll shut that intruder out.

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Are you sharing your internet connection? (Check "System Prefs / Sharing") If so, turn it off and you'll shut that intruder out.
no it says im not sharing anything. all sharing is off. but now theres a person named leb2r4dl3yl51 thats also under sharing in my macintosh HD.

so now theres two people....how do i get rid of these people that i dont even know?
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home. connected directly thru ethernet cable. and my router is off and doesnt even have a ethernet cable connected to it.

i dont get where this jay person is coming from
Where does the other end of that Ethernet cable go? A Modem? Is this at a College?

Opps you did say you are at home. But still where does the cable plug into?
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Is your wifi on and connected to an open wifi network?
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Is your wifi on and connected to an open wifi network?
Excellent point. It's got to be coming from somewhere.
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Is your wifi on and connected to an open wifi network?
Exactly... I'll bet the OP is the "intruder" on Jay's network... lol.
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my ethernet cable is plugged into a modem that connects to a cable because i have cable internet.

and ya my wifi is on but its not connected to anything. but it has like those 4 arches in the icon and the dot and first arch is lit up. does that mean im connected to something or someone? but it just says airport scanning
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Yes, Turn off Airport. I bet the shares will go away.
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