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Strange folders in My Network Places

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Hi. I have a question. I don't share internet, i don't have a home network connection, i connect directly, i have cable internet. But the other day I went to "My Network Places" and it was a folder with an internet page (of a school of canada, strange, because i live far away from there) which i never visited... I deleted it, because when I double-clicked it nothing happened, I think that only showed me an error, so I deleted it. I have Windows XP Home. Why that happened? How that folder/web site was listed there when I'm the only one that uses the computer and i never visited that site? It was a hack? (I have on-access protection, windows firewall, sygate firewall, spybot, adaware) And also I remembrer that I had strange things In My Network Places 1 year ago (strange connections that I often deleted, because when I double clicked them nothing happened) but when I installed SP1 that dissapeared.. Thanks.
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My Network Places displays shortcuts to shared computers, printers, and other resources on the network. The shortcuts are created automatically in My Network Places whenever you open a shared network resource, such as a printer or shared folder.

The My Network Places folder also contains hyperlinks to tasks and locations on your computer. These links can help you view your network connections, add shortcuts to network places, and view computers in your network domain or in your workgroup
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To turn it off, click Tools/Folder Options from within "My Network Places"
From the View tab, deselect "Automatically search for network folders and printers"
ref: http://www.wown.com/articles_tutorials/wxplanus.html
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