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Password Protected Sharing turning on by itself.

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    windows 8

    Password Protected Sharing turning on by itself.


    Windows 8 computer, webroot secure anywhere antivirus.
    Password protected sharing is off. With no interaction, turns on.
    Has happened a couple of times, not certain of the cause.
    Anyone else had this happened and what fix was applied?
    Thanks
    Rick

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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    You stated in your post why it is being reactivated. That is the purpose of security software.
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    windows 8


    I did not state why, I have no idea why password protection sharing is being turned on. That is the reason for my post.
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Either your live profile got messed ip, or your Internet Security software is doing it as I mentioned before.

    It is your computer, I have no means to physically look at it. You are going to have to look and find out what ia triggering that.

    It can happen when going from a Private/home network, to a Public Network.
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    You could try a different anti-virus or use Windows Defender that comes with Windows 8.1, see if that solves the problem. If yes see if there is a setting in Webroot that you can turn off or on to resolve this.
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