Is someone in my computer?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eetu, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. eetu macrumors member

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    #1
    Recently I noticed that there is an extra user when I look at the Sharing & Permissions box of any file. Please see attachment. I have no idea about that "wheel" user.

    Would it be possible that someone got access to my computer?
     

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  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    do you have a local group? i mean i havethat as well, just another name and its normal
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I've set my sharing for everyone else to "no access" turned it all off.
     
  4. eetu thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't have any local groups and I have turn off file sharing, but still looks the same. With some other files instead of "wheel", I get "unknown".

    Forgot to mention that I have 10.5.6.
     
  5. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    wheel is a standard Unix system group, which also the root user is part of. don't delete it but you can ignore it.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Sorry guys this will be in Finnish :)

    Onks toi "wheel" joku nimitys jollekki? Mul o järjestelmä - luku ja kirjotus, admin - luku ja kirjotus, everyone - vain luku

    Jos haluut sen pois ni paina sitä lukon kuvaa oikeel alareunas ja laita passus siihe ja vaiha sen "wheelin" kohalle "No access" tai "Ei pääsyä"
     
  7. eetu thread starter macrumors member

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    Kiitos... en ole suomalainen, mutta ymmärrän :)

    I restricted the access to that user group. Everything seems to be working. I also checked my girlfriend's macbook and she has user group "staff". Weird.
     
  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    any file/directory that you have created in your home directory is able to be read by other users but not written to. also some folders, like Documents, Library etc. have no access by default and so will be seen as a 'no entry' folder to other users.
     
  9. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    in any case, it is a system group. so, it will only be readable by thr root user. it is werid though because normally you should have staff there...
     

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