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How do I remove from my Shared

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How do I remove "" from my Shared network listing?
HelloCustomerand thanks for using

Disconnect from your wireless connection

Click on the face icon on the left hand side of the dock. Click on Finder in the top left

Click on Preferences

Click on the Sidebar item and uncheck everything under "Shared", then click on OK


Go back to the Finder preferences, click "Sidebar", and re-check the items under "Shared", and reconnect to the network.

Let me know if this works for you.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thanks Tom,
It sometime takes a little while for it to reappear so I'm waiting. It looks good so far. It hasn't reappeared. What can I do if it does, I'd like to kill it at it's source.

Is it spy or adware of some kind?
Normally they show up only if you connected to the share before.

You can download macscan which will scan your computer for anything
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I ran macscan and got rid of some 14 spyware. However, Now I have "" another foreign network place, in my Shares and even after doing the fix you have outlined, it persists. I just did the fix on both computers, and both user's desktops. I have beefed up my wireless security today with fresh passwords/usernames/network names, but realize that this is generated ran the browser cleanup of macscan. It's still there.

ANy ideas, Tom?

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