7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2013 9:51 AM by rachzart
gizeh12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

All of a sudden out of the blue my finder shows smbshare and some administrator computer in the shared section of the sidebar.

I really don't want this, i didnt ask for it, i didnt install anything and i want that stuff of my computer.

How can i delete it permanently? I really dont want anything to connect to anything besides internet since i am a lawyer and need to be able

to work confidentially with my macbook.

  • rachzart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue here. Just checked my system on virusses and malware; nothing detected. However the other day I received the notorious vodafone email containing a virus, which I stupidly opened. Although nothing happened (visibly), I am afraid this might be related.

     

    Anyone with more info?

  • SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)

    That simply means you're on a network that has another system on it that's advertising a share.  Either that or there's a network capable device on that network that is advertising it's share capabilties.  Could be a router that gives access to connected drive/printers via it's sharing capabilities or if you're at work, it could be a server/workstation/network copier/printer that's advertising those shares.  It's how networks work man, if you don't like it, get off that network and onto another one that's private and doesn't have anything on it aside from an Internet gateway.

  • rachzart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I understand your answer, and of course that has been my thought as well. But I didn't change anything to the network's configuration, nor did I change anything on the devices that are connected to the network (Mac Mini). And the 'smbshare' folder (or whatever it represents) has never been there before. Also no other devices are connected to the network, no external device has hacked into my router. So, although I do understand the content of your answer, I think there's something else going on on our systems.

  • SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)

    Something is on your network advertising those connection.  If by chance they are connections you had mounted and didn't dismount, they will have an eject button to the right of them as you highlight each one.  If so, simply eject it and it won't show up anymore.  Either way, without stating exactly what the names of those resources are, I can't tell you what they could belong to.  Why don't you post a screen shot of the Finder window so we can all see what you see?

  • rachzart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hope this clarifies a bit.

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  • SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)

    What's that MacScan one under Devices?  Again, the SMBShare is most likely something like a printer maybe sharing out it's memory stick reader, a wireless router all of a sudden configured to share a resource plugged into the USB port on it (even though there may not be anything plugged into it), etc.  Can you provide a list of devices on your network (don't overlook things like Smart TVs, newer stereo receivers, a media sharing app on an iPhone or another iOS device, even a media sharing app on a Mac.

     

    One thing you can do is go to a Terminal window and ping smbshare and see what you get in response.  If it resolves to an IP address, find out what that IP belong to by looking in your connected devices list on your router config page or by doing a LAN IP scan or by just looking at the IPs of all the devices on the network until you find the one that matches.  Once you do, something on that device is advertising this share name... find it and disable it.

  • rachzart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Found it! Sorry for the trouble, but thanks for your help and insight! I changed the channel of my router today to channel 9. Apparently after the restart, the SMB server on the ROUTER (!!) was activated. Clearly stating the name of the server 'smbshare'. Never thought about that.

     

    Thank