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Just as I connected to the VPN, ipredator, allshare (sharing server from samsung, so tv can access stuff on computer), came up with a warning about azereus was trying to access my stuff. I don't have azereus on my computer, was that some random other guy's computer on the same net?


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closed as not a real question by Keltari, Renan, Brad Patton, Joe Taylor, afrazier Apr 30 '13 at 15:38

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I can guarantee you that you actually do have azereus installed on your computer because it wasn't because your computer is connected to "some random guy's computer" because of the VPN. Even if "some random guy's computer" was connected firewall software on YOUR computer wouldn't altert you to network activity on the "some random guy's computer" – Ramhound Apr 30 '13 at 11:07
Hmm, I only use utorrent. It was not the firewall that alerted me. It was the allshare server, because I have to grant access. Like I did with my tv. I don't have azereus installed. – Algific Apr 30 '13 at 11:08
Well somebody with access to your computer installed it because thats the only way you would get the altert. Your immpossible alternative theory is well not possible. – Ramhound Apr 30 '13 at 11:11
@Ramhound ok, thanks. I just assumed this was possible, because when using the university vpn i can print from to the school and I can access the uni server space. – Algific Apr 30 '13 at 11:13
Don't discount the possibility that the Samsung software was guessing the name and getting it wrong. – TessellatingHeckler Apr 30 '13 at 11:19

Yes, other computers can see you when connected to a VPN.

A VPN does not hide your computer in any way - it encrypts the data from your computer to the remote network. VPNs are typically used to create a secure tunnel through the Internet from your PC to the remote network, so that none of the hops in between can see the traffic.

The reality is more computers can "see" your computer, as you are now connected to two networks: your personal LAN and the university LAN.

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