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My network connection is shown as "Network 106" but what IS "Network 106"?

Question asked by kmcvay@shaw.ca on Oct 5, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 9, 2016 by shaw-lance

After upgrading my system from Vista to Win 7 Pro, my malware software intercepted and quarantined ransomeware files. Further scans with multiple software (Malware Bytes, SuperAntiSpyware, Avira anti-virus and Trend's Housecall) came up clean, and the issue was settled. However, at about the same time, I noted that my system was connecting with the internet via a connection labled "Network 106."

 

I can find no reference to this "Network 106" other than a few Google patent applications, and my local computer repair shop can't, either.

 

I called Shaw support once, and learned that Shaw apparently has no clue, either.

 

I can't delete it and reconnect with anything else.

 

Does anyone have any idea who I'm connected through? Can Shaw's techies check my modem, or the path between my modem and Shaw to determine how I'm actually connecting? It may be nothing, but it's unfamiliar, and it concerns me for that reason.

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