itunes unauthorized limewire sharing

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  1. scottliberty macrumors newbie

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    I admit I am new to macs but this problem is an odd one. I opened my itunes two nights ago to find 'Nidra's Limewire Tunes' in a shared folder. I have never authorized sharing and I do not have limewire (or any file sharing program). I am sure there is some way to remove this shared folder, but I have had no luck. I have removed cookies from safari and firefox and still show the offending file in the itunes library. I am concerned that someone is scanning my mac for bank accounts and whatnot, only because this is so foreign to me. How can I clear this off my itunes and be sure that I do not have a pirate scanning my computer for personal data.
     
  2. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    That's someone else's library that you're seeing over your network.

    Check in the iTunes preference for sharing, are you looking for shared libraries? Are you sharing yours?

    What is your network setup?
     
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Someone else who uses limewire is on the same network as you.
     
  4. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    No, no one's scanning your computer for things. That just means someone else is sharing their library and you're picking it up over the network. Trust me, going to college I see that all the time.
     
  5. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    It's not doing any harm,

    however you can stop it from showing up by going to iTunes preferences.
    Then in the Sharing tab uncheck the "Look for shared libraries" box.

    Also if the "Share my library on my local network" checkbox is ticked, this will allow other people to play files in your library (unless you have a password set and the "Require password" box is ticked).

    When I was in university accommodation I would see 20 - 30 shared libraries.

    Although nothing to do with your problem, what I found more amusing though was that I left my Airport Expresses AirTunes without a password (deliberately), so that my speakers would show up in other peoples iTunes, I had a few people try and play their music through my speakers.
     
  6. scottliberty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    itunes unauthorized limewire sharing


    The reason I freaked out is that I am unaware of anyone else on my network. I have high speed internet at my apartment and other than the wireless network (NETGEAR) router I have no one else using this ip.

    I dechecked, unclicked, deselcted, and removed authorization for sharing in itunes.

    Thanks for the tips.

    Now, should I take my wireless router and make it unavailable to the public?

    Sounds like a personal question,

    Scott~
     
  7. dejo Moderator

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    Most definitely!
     
  8. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yes, because if you're seeing that playlist, someone else is getting a free ride on your Internet connection (and at the same time, opening you up to nastygrams from content companies since they're using Limewire on your connection).
     
  9. scottliberty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    itunes unauthorized limewire sharing

    done. Thanks.

    peace!

    Scott
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  10. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

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    Cheeky thieving f**kers - WPA is the only way to go, Scott, m'boy! ;)
     
  11. scottliberty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    itunes unauthorized limewire sharing

    And indeed it is the way I went.

    Now if i could only discover who has been moving my chair?!?
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Ahh, that was me, sorry. Also if you can pick up some Diet Mtn Dew on the way home, I'd be much obliged. :D
     
  13. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    do you have a kid who has access to the computer?
     
  14. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

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    ...and eating your porridge! :D
     

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