Sidebar Indicates "My Name"'s MacBook Pro (4) After No Reformats

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by danielchef, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. danielchef macrumors newbie

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    Total noob here with a security concern. Without my having performed any processes such as reformats or archive and formats, my computer is showing in the sidebar as the fourth version of itself. Have I been hacked or is this something normal that I simply can't suss out because of lack of knowledge and experience?

    I hope it's something simple; thank you for your help.
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    Was there every another MacBook Pro on the same network with the same name and no number or 1/2/3?

    Just go into Sharing and change it
     
  3. danielchef thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you; just being paranoid. I don't believe that there ever was another MacBook Pro on the network with the same name and no number 1/2/3, but we just went through a switchover from cable broadband and a wireless router to DSL with an integrated router. Could the setup process (which was challenging at times) have played a role in this?

    I guess I was concerned because the change occurred without my noticing it.
     
  4. jasonhallceltic macrumors newbie

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    i have exactly the same problem mate! never had any other macbooks on my network. any other people know why this would be and how to resolve it?
     

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