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#1 WhaleBat

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 07:05 AM

I was of the understanding "Sharing" was entirely  disabled on my system.

 

The Warning - "This folder is shared with other people" would imply not.

 

Questions:

 

1. Does the image attached reflect my C and D HDD's  as shared ?

    To what extent would they be they shared? Internet wide?

 

2. How to I get a printable list of everything shared on my PC?

 

3. How do I entirely disable sharing including C and D HDD's of any kind on my PC?

 

 

Thanks in advance

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Edited by WhaleBat, 20 March 2014 - 11:55 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

Yes, generally anything, including drives, that has a $ after it is shared.
 
How to turn off sharing in Windows 7.
Note that you won't want to turn off network discovery if you access the internet or a printer via a local network.
 
To see all shares:
Click Start, Run, and type "cmd" and press Enter.
At the MS-DOS prompt, type "net share" and press Enter. This will display each of the shares, the location of the resource, and any remarks for that share.
To make a printable file of that:

  • Type "cd c:\" and press Enter
  • Type "net share > share.txt" and press enter. This will make a text file c:\share.txt which you can print.

 

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:02 PM

cnm

 

Thanks for the reply.

I thought it strange as I only use the PC to connect to the internet and personal use.

For example - No sharing whatsoever !

 

Does this look like a malware issue to you?

If so I will review what's changed before posting logs.

 

Please advise a little further.


Edited by WhaleBat, 20 March 2014 - 12:02 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:30 PM

If you made the c:\share.txt, copy its contents in your reply.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:21 PM

cnm

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

For me, "Sharing" implies a voluntary choice to share.

Now I'm thinking it's mandatory at installation level.

Not understanding "Sharing" concerns me as I'm now thinking I'm a vunerable to internet / computer security breach

while unknowingly sharing everything!

 

This is a fresh clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium.

I can't work out what criteria, during the Windows 7  installation process,  determines $C and $D as shared drives.

Although it's described as a default, can $C and $D sharing be disabled?

I'd like to think I was in control of everything shared.

 

I ran c:\share.txt as explained but it returned "Access Denied", although I'm the administrator.

 

Thanks for your patience.


Edited by WhaleBat, 20 March 2014 - 01:39 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:25 PM

I think you may have  misunderstood my directions.  When you redirect 'net share' you have to first 'cd' (change directory) to a writable folder. 

 

I think it will be best if you post a topic in PC Troubleshooting as I suggested.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:03 PM

cnm

Thanks for the reply.

 

If you have any last advise before I post logs that would be great.

I appreciated your efforts to resolve my issue / questions.

 

I have since clean installed reinstalled Window 7 and the same two drives are set as shared by default.

I'll need to work out a  resource where to find out about why $C and $D are shared by default.

I'm not sure this is a malware issue.

 

I did follow your instruction explicitly changing directory just didn't seem to create a text file.

 

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright © 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\D>cd c:\

c:\>net share > share.txt
Access is denied.

c:\>

 

c:\>net share

Share name   Resource                        Remark

---------------------------------------------------------------
C$           C:\                             Default share
D$           D:\                             Default share
IPC$                                         Remote IPC
ADMIN$       C:\Windows                      Remote Admin
The command completed successfully.

c:\>

 

 

   

    


Edited by WhaleBat, 20 March 2014 - 03:22 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:18 PM

Read all about administrative shares: http://superuser.com...r-settings-mean

 

For the share.txt, it seems your C:\ folder is not writable.  "cd" to some folder that is writable?

 

But really I do not think you have any problem - you're just surprised about the default shares..  I believe you would have to edit the Registry to change the behavior, and I definitely wouldn't advise it.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:54 PM

cnm

 

Thanks for the link.

 

I think what I'm looking at is just the way things are configured, which I've previously taken for granted.

I now think the C$ and D$ drive listings  containing files that can be shared depending on permissions etc.

 

cnm Wrote:

For the share.txt, it seems your C:\ folder is not writable.  "cd" to some folder that is writable?

Thanks for commenting on this I'll check that out.

 

This topic has got a touch messy  and might confuse others, so if you wish to delete it, please do.

 

Thanks again for the help.

 

Edit

cnm Wrote:

For the share.txt, it seems your C:\ folder is not writable.  "cd" to some folder that is writable?

 

Yes that worked.... thanks for the suggestion, sse image below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by WhaleBat, 20 March 2014 - 04:39 PM.





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