WIN-ORDTGMAT1CO in "Home Automation"

I noticed a mysterious entry in the My Computer browser.  Specifically, I open My Computer, click "Network", and the large panel appears with several sections: Computer, Home Automation, Media Devices. (See attachment)

Question 1: What is  "Home Automation"?

Under Home Automation is a single and peculiar entry, spelled: WIN-ODRTGMAT1CO
Question 2: What is it?

I right clicked on it and the options include "Properties" and "Uninstall". I tried Uninstall (perhaps unwisely), saw no feedback (but I did X the uninstall), rebooted, and the entry remains but now with a choice of "Install".

"Properties" shows it's a "Network device" from Lenovo.

Question 3: Any reason to be concerned, annoyed, or to do anything?

Thanks
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
It's a kind of software bug in Lenovo systems - I'm assuming you're on a laptop and that string next to the Home Automation entry is the hostname of your machine.

The Lenovo utilities Peer Connect and Communications cause a fake device (Lenovo Connect Device) to appear as an automation device.

You can safely ignore it or if you uninstall those two utilities it will disapear too.

More on the subject in the Lenovo forums:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T440s-shows-up-as-quot-home-automation-quot-on-Windows-7-network/td-p/1508978

Home automation is pretty much what it says, these are devices to control lighting, heating etc in your home via your network.
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ForensMathAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that is helpful. You're right about laptop - Lenovo X1. And with your info as a starting point I'll check with Lenovo on Monday.

However, WIN-ORDTGMAT1CO isn't the name of my machine or anything I recognize at all. It's just gobbledygook to me. Consequently I was worried that it might be a malware alias.

Another thought - Lenovo did just replace the motherboard on this computer. I thought it was new, not reconditioned, but if the latter might perhaps some vestige of a previous use have lingered?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
If you run CMD > Hostname what is the outcome?
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ForensMathAuthor Commented:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
motherboards don't NORMALLY have vistages  of their usage history.  I love lenovo machines but their security history lately hasn't been the best..
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ForensMathAuthor Commented:
I called Lenovo - no help.

Warranty support (hardware) had no idea what "home automation" means & directed me to software support.

Software support had a hard time understanding that I don't use home automation, that the entry is a trespasser not of my devising, and had no comment except that they are an independent entity and for an unreasonable charge (offered repeatedly) can remove things.
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