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Norton and Alleged Trojan Attack

by Hyperspace / April 21, 2006 5:06 AM PDT

Today, upon connecting to the Internet, Norton gave me the following advisory:

Rule "Default Block Bla Trojan horse" blocked (my own IP address here,1042).
Inbound UDP packet.
Local address,service is (localhost,1042).
Remote address,service is (my own IP address here,1042).
Process name is "N/A".

Is this a false positive? How could my own computer be attacking itself?

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(NT) (NT) Its a kamikaze computer LOL
by tomron / April 21, 2006 5:33 AM PDT
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But seriously
by tomron / April 21, 2006 5:47 AM PDT

It could be a warning of traffic probing your system from the outside, rather than a trojan already on your computer trying to send info out.


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External probes
by Hyperspace / April 21, 2006 6:08 AM PDT
In reply to: But seriously

An external probe would show up differently (I've had those before). The log entry in my original post in the thread indicates that the "attacker" was my own IP address and it was "attacking" one of my localhost ports.

My computer is a standalone unit, not connected to any LAN.

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by tomron / April 21, 2006 6:21 AM PDT
In reply to: External probes

Thats right,its your IP address,i got stuck in stupid LOL

It could be a false positive as you stated

Heres a LINK that might help


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Scans come up clean
by Hyperspace / April 21, 2006 7:02 AM PDT
In reply to: OK

I did a full scan with Norton Antivirus and also downloaded the trial version of Trojan Hunter and ran a full scan with that. Everything is showing clean so I guess Norton mistook my own PC probing itself on port 1042 to be an attack.

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Sounds good,but
by tomron / April 21, 2006 7:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Scans come up clean

try EWIDO just as an extra measure,can't hurt.


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