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  1. bean23 Win User

    WiFi - Unwanted networks listed in networks list, in particular one named "virus.exe". Need...


    WiFi - Unwanted networks listed in the networks list, in particular, one named "virus.exe". Need a simple direct way to completely delete. These are not known networks so the FORGET option does not work. I can't even get the vast majority of the unknown networks to list when I pull up a list to MANAGE KNOW NETWORK CONNECTIONS. The other options I've seen involve making changes to the registry. I'm not about to fool around with the registry. I need a simple and direct way to completely delete these networks from the networks list AND a way of preventing them from returning once they are removed. Surely MS has built-in tools that even a novice can use to regulate and protect their computer from unauthorized access via WiFi.

    Please help!


    Bean23

    :)
     
    bean23, Aug 16, 2019
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  2. Mystere Win User

    Mystery Phone Listing on Network


    That's actually been happening in Windows for a long time, even back to windows 8 I was seeing it randomly appear (it can be different devices). It seems to be some kind of false positive detection.

    Some suggest that this is neighbors connecting to your wifi network. The idea is that the MAC address may be propogated, even though these neighbors are not actually authorized for your network (ie, your router is advertising these mac addresses, but they can't actually use your network, but for some reason they still show up in the list of connected devices).

    When you check your WIFI router, the devices won't be listed there, since they haven't been given IP's.. but something in the network architecture still allows MAC advertisement.
     
    Mystere, Aug 16, 2019
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  3. edit wifi network list

    remove networks from wifi list
     
    davefishsound, Aug 16, 2019
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  4. WiFi - Unwanted networks listed in networks list, in particular one named "virus.exe". Need...

    windows 10 wifi networks list appears beyond the upper limit of the screen.

    in windows 10, every time i click the wifi icon in the taskbar, the wifi networks list appear but every time there's networks names that is listed but not appear as it present beyond the upper limit of the screen and i must decrease the font size of the
    list by zooming out by 2 fingers to make the hidden networks names come down and see it. but sometimes also, when there's so many networks ,it become impossible to make these networks names come down. what's the solution?

    Original title: ---windows 10 wifi networks list---
     
    Hisham M. Zaki, Aug 16, 2019
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