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Firewall question/ am I infected?

by LakesReg / August 14, 2010 8:20 AM PDT

Ok I use Norton and my firewall log will sometimes show the same IP address attempting to contact my computer via a few different ports. My firewall log shows teh attempts blocked. But the same IP makes the same attmpts like every 45-60 minutes for several hours. Then there appears to be no more attempts until like maybe 10 hours later
current offending IP is Ports attempted are 3803, 8080, 80 among a few others
My security does not show it as a "portscan" but just that unused port blocking has blocked....
Scans show no infection. There are also no progroms noted going out to that IP address, nor is there anything in teh internet connection log that woudl support soliciting this.

So is this because my machine is infected and is soliciting these attempts? Or just random attempts having nothing to do with my machine, other than being internet connected?

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am I infected?
by andybaber2000 / August 14, 2010 10:40 AM PDT

My guess is no, my reason for saying that is I just tried going to and said no address. also did a search on and with nothing found. Personaly I don't care for Norton and don't us it. It was pre-installed on my laptop and I removed it after I got infected and they said I was clean. Installed my spyware program from my desktop, ran a scan and had 28 viruses. After I cleaned them out I uninstalled Norton. Just my opinion. Wink

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Sounds Like The Typical Random Port Scanning On The Net
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 14, 2010 10:43 AM PDT

Such blocks will occur when you're connected to the internet and your firewall is operational. As long as your firewall is blocking the attempts, then you should be fine.. If all scans are coming up negative, then it appears like the computer is clean.

A question though... If you're connecting to the internet through a router or modem, most have a firewall or NAT-type firewall. If you enable the router/modem firewall, then you should stop receiving the warnings from your computer's internal firewall. Have you tried such?

Hope this helps.


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by LakesReg / August 14, 2010 12:03 PM PDT

So in essence, the same IP address/Computer can attempt to access my computer every hour for the next 2 days, and as long as the firewall shows blocked, then I'm safe, huh?

Because I get several of these a day from different IP addresses, some in China. Some will attempt every hour maybe 15 out of 24 hours. I have seen on some of these same addresses attacking others. So good bet to say that if the same ones repeat frequently per day and everyday, that it is probably some automated attempt to attack a whole bunch of computers, including mine? And not because there is someting on MY system, but because my IP is part of a range of IPs they are attempting to contact?

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Yes, You're Correct
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 14, 2010 12:54 PM PDT
In reply to: So....

A few years back, I had an off-shore port scanner hitting my firewall hundreds of times every day.. Others in my area were getting the same IP address for the scanner. No problems because the scans were blocked.

Hope this helps.


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so chances are...
by LakesReg / August 17, 2010 9:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, You're Correct

pretty good it has nothing to do with my machine "calling out" (Especially since no programs seem to be started when this happens, as in no program calling out)
But really just being on the net

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