If you follow this forum you find out you can't "make them stop" but with MacOSX there is no worry plus you turned on the firewall for a double thick shield.
To make them stop your only choice is to disconnect from the internet.
Could someone assist? Last night my firewall began registering multiple (100-200 attempts within a 15 minute timeframe) incoming access denied messages. I've had a handful of these in the last year, so this is a bit unusual.
I accessed my firewall access history log, and a number of ports were listed as the ones targeted. Ports 427, 111 were the ones noted.
I turned off the airport connection on my computer, and even unplugged the cable modem/router that we have for our wireless in the house. This morning, when we turned it back on, same thing happened to my computer.
Is this a case of my firewall settings (I had it set for moderate security, reset it to maximum last night after the incoming access barrage) causing normal activity to reflect back as incoming access attempts, or is someone scanning ports in order to attack my computer?
I run Mac OS X, and have Norton Anti Virus and Personal Firewall installed. I don't use Internet Explorer or AOL.