Binocular icon - remote desktop?

eyebeaz

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 22, 2006
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I am kind of weirded out. A little while ago the binocular icon appeared up top next to my airport icon. It was gray and when I clicked it it said something about Remote Desktop bur there didn't appear to be any connectivity. It seemed as though someone momentarily took over my computer screen. I don't know how this is possible though as this is my personal computer and I am on my own home network which is password protected. Is there anything I can do to make sure no one is looking at my screen?
 

Consultant

macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
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Look into:

System Preferences / Sharing /
Services / Apple Remote Desktop should be unchecked
 

bigandy

macrumors G3
Apr 30, 2004
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Murka
^-- Actually, since Leopard, it's been under the "Remote Management" option in System Preferences..
 

eyebeaz

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 22, 2006
250
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Yea I look into that. Everything seems to be unchecked and I got rid of the icon. I don't understand how it was activated in the first place though.
 
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lisleauman

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Jan 27, 2019
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Same, I had a breach several months ago with a public folder. I went in changed my settings, and locked my mac up tight. So, I was perplexed to find the explanation about the binoculars, after finding them on my lock screen today. Is there any other way for the icon to appear if all the boxes were already unchecked?
 

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