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Is a malware changing my Wi-Fi name?

  • 26 July 2019
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Hey guys, Today I noticed something very strange on my PC. It says I'm connected in a network named MARCELO3, though I only have two networks in my home, named "MARCELO" and "MARCELO2", and I've never configured my router to a network named MARCELO3. Is this some bug on windows or could it be a virus?

Thanks for the help.


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Hello @migmarc,
Welcome!
Is Kaspersky Secure Connection (Kaspersky's VPN) - installed, active?
If you go to (Windows) Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections > Change adaptor settings - are there any enabled Kaspersky Security Data Escort Adapter(s)?


If KSC is installed/active, can you check the settings:


IF "Apply general rules on connection to Wi-Fi networks" is on, KSC will be managing your network.

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Also, please let us know:
  1. Operating system, verion, build?
  2. KIS, version, patch(x)? x = letter
  3. KIS - free or paid?
  4. If KSC is installed, version, patch(x)? x = letter
Thanks!
KSC reference reading:
https://help.kaspersky.com/KSDE/Win4.0/en-US/126993.htm
KIS reference reading:
https://help.kaspersky.com/KIS/2020/en-US/87342.htm

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