How do I disable Bonjour? PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ronmaverick88, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. ronmaverick88 macrumors member

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    Not Finder > pref > sidebar

    I want to disable MY mac from showing up on other peoples Macs "shared sidebar" at school. We use the same network or same wireless router. I went to my shared folder and disabled EVERYTHING and made sure I have a password now not in the dictionary.

    So. Can my Mac be accessed, viewed or seen now? Can someone view my screen remotely (hack) using Bonjour WITHOUT ME KNOWING IT?

    I see tons of other computers on my side bar but i am worried they see mines and can some how control it without me knowing. I do know not to click any strange links from emails and such.. Like I said I've disabled ALL sharing and just made a password. PLEASE HELP.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    If file sharing is off, your computer will not appear in Finder on other computers. If music sharing is off, your computer will not appear in others' iTunes applications. Relax.
     
  3. ronmaverick88 thread starter macrumors member

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    oh ok thanks. i saw some people on the shared list so i clicked their names, not to see their info but to see what would be shared incase mines was also visible for them. You can access people's entire hard drive using it? (I did not look into anyone's hard drive but it was listed!)

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    i blurred out all the people listed. they can't see me listed like that though right?

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    My current "shared" settings plus i have a password.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    If they're stupid enough to run without a password on their account, yes.

    No. When you disable file sharing, it disables the AFP server on your computer. It doesn't prevent your computer from detecting or connecting to other shares.
     

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