Windows 10: How do I "get rid" of network credentials?

Discus and support How do I "get rid" of network credentials? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have backup software that takes a backup to a secure share on a NAS drive. When it's done the connection/session/whatever is left open so the share... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by pokeefe0001, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. How do I "get rid" of network credentials?


    I have backup software that takes a backup to a secure share on a NAS drive. When it's done the connection/session/whatever is left open so the share can still be accessed without reentering the credentials. How do I tell windows to break the connection (or whatever the appropriate term is) so that credentials have to be entered again?

    I know rebooting works. I assume logging off and back on also works. Is there some simple command to break the connection?

    :)
     
    pokeefe0001, Aug 15, 2016
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  2. please help..Nokia n95

    on my main screen how do you get rid of the calender ?? and also it says "no wlan network found" how do i get rid of these so i can see my picture wallpapper? thanks
     
    peteb---01, Aug 15, 2016
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  3. How to get rid of "Social Networks" in contacts?

    It's probably impossible to comeup with a list of what not to waste the "valuable real estate" with, as different people have different needs and desires.



    The best answer would be to simply not display any field for which there is no information entered into the phone. Leave the display as it is, if the phone user has added contact information for facebook, but don't display anything if there is no data.
    This should be a very easy fix, and would improve the N8 for everyone. Those who want the "social" data will see it; those who don't, won't. How do I "get rid" of network credentials? :)
     
    Mike_Myers_N8, Aug 15, 2016
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  4. bro67 Win User

    How do I "get rid" of network credentials?

    You should never remove those credentials. If you do, it will stop the backup software from working like it should be. It is only allowing the computer to connect to the NAS. In no way would anyone else to be able to hook up a computer and gain access to those shares, without knowing the username and password.
     
    bro67, Aug 16, 2016
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  5. I'm not worried about other computers. I'm ore worried about stuff like ransom-ware on this computer mucking with the backups. Ideally, I would like the backup task running under it's own userid so no other tasks would have access to the share. I definitely want no access to the share once the backup is done. (It's hours since the backup finished and my id still has access to the share. Bad!)

    I guess I should probably look into doing backups via FTP rather than SMB.
     
    pokeefe0001, Aug 16, 2016
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  6. bro67 Win User
    Even if malware got on your machine. With that connection port open for SMB/CFS or FTP SSH, the malware would have to be programmed to understand how to use Linux to attach the payload to a file. The majority of times that people get infected is opening up emails from unknown people, visiting websites that use a pop-up to deliver the payload. Then it just has to wait for the right time for you to open up or run the file for it to spread across a network. Majority of viri are written to work out of the temp folder for your browser and OS, along with using third party cookies to help deliver.

    If you run a Anti-Malware software, it is programmed to look at certain services, the Temp folders and Cookies. That is really all that they do.
     
    bro67, Aug 16, 2016
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  7. I have security software, but I don't trust it's catching everything. I am very careful about opening emails from unknown sources (and typically look at the email source to see if it looks suspicious), but I make mistakes. Restoration of the PC is an obvious last resort for a bad infection. The one thing I could not cope with is ransomware encrypting my backups, so that is what I'm trying to address here. As far as I know, ransomeware could access and encrypt files on a NAS as easily as files on a local drive as long as the network credentials have been given to Windows and it has an "SMB-over-IP" connection established. If I could run my backups under a userid that did nothing but run the backups I would be safe, but I don't know how to do that. I think I would be safe with FTP because the ransomeware would have to have a built-in FTP client, would have to know the name or IP address of my NAS, and would have to have the FTP credentials. None of those things are impossible, but it seems like a lot of work for little payback for the ransomer.
     
    pokeefe0001, Apr 5, 2018
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