The most likely cause of this would be that the file-sharing application on your computer scanned your entire hard drive and is making available music, software or movie files other than those in the shared folder of the file-sharing application.
This is a violation of copyright holders’ rights and you must take steps to stop it.
Uninstalling the file-sharing application is the best way to stop your files from being made available to others on the Internet.
A few popular file-sharing programs you may find on your system are:
You are responsible for what your PC is doing and what network it is sharing with - so these are our recommendations:
- Determine whether any computer in your home has file-sharing software installed on it.
- Uninstall the file-sharing software, unless you need it for a legal purpose.
- If you continue to use a file-sharing program, turn off file sharing so that others don’t have access to your computer.
- Do not download files you know or suspect to be copyrighted material except from reputable sources, authorized for distribution by the copyright holders. In general - if it was professionally created within the last 75 years, then it most likely is copyrighted.