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Unknown network devices appearing despite firewalls

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    Windows 8.1

    Unknown network devices appearing despite firewalls


    I'm a new W8.1 user. Over the past two days two separate unknown network devices have appeared under 'This PC' in Windows Explorer (see screenshot below for the current one, along with its properties window). It appears people are able to access this computer - so a big problem!

    As far as I can tell, all my security settings are in place (password on wireless network, all sharing disabled in Network and Sharing Centre, Windows Firewall is active, Windows Media Sharing is off).

    Has anyone had this problem as well, or have any advice how to close what I assume is a security loophole?!


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8

    Set it for Private network, see this tutorial:

    Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8
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Unknown network devices appearing despite firewalls

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