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Security Alert - Cannot remove trust for network and other
I noticed I was connected to a shared network with the following IP and subnet: 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0.
This is NOT my router's internal IP number, which is 192.168.1.1.
Is this somehow still my router?
I tried to click on the Action pane's buttons of "Remove Trust" and "Restrict" and was getting the following security alert:
The Action Did Not Succeed
The message does not contain a valid description of the network
Although 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0 cannot be changed, it is still running parallel at times (not always) with my known, real network. What do you think this is?
I have two other items I would like to check on that are in the Network Connections logs as well:
1. "Connected to... Network 127.0.0.0/255.0.0.0" (Isn't this the loopback? I'm guessing this is okay, but would like to check.)
2. "Connected to...Network 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0" (Isn't this my System? Okay or not?)
Additional info to help:
1. I share files with another user on this computer, but DO NOT share files with any other computer on my network or otherwise (that I know of).
2. I have a NetGear Stora external drive and wireless printer that are connected to the network through the router.
3. I noticed that I do have unusual things happening that may or may not be related to the above:
a. Not long ago, my Windows Network Connections screen went blank. Nothing. I had no LAN set up. I retried to set everyting up using the wizards, etc. and although everything would work fine and I would get a message that set-up was complete, nothing would ever show up on the Network Connections page. I ended up removing and reinstalling the network adaptor. When I did that, it set up my new connection as "Local Area Connection 2". Maybe this is okay, I don't know. I don't, to my knowledge, have a "Local Area Connection 1". Is it the old one, perhaps?
b. Iexplore.exe has one or more windows open even though I am using Firefox, not internet explorer.
c. I have two explorer.exe's running, one of them with high priority, even though only one user if logged on.
d. I noticed that for whatever reason, most of my desktop and other files I open and visit are making a copy of themselves as an html file. I happened to notice it when I searched for pfirewall.log file. I noticed the normal one in c:\windows\ and two others at file:///c:/mycomputer/pfirewall.log (with forward slashes and internet explorer icons.
Maybe this is all normal; maybe I set stuff up incorrectly. Whatever help you can give, would be great.