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Veoh Tv And Udp Port Scan


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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:30 PM

I have recently installed the program Veoh TV on my PC. I have noticed that as soon as I open the program it connects to the internet whether I am using it or not. As long as I leave it in the background my modem is flashing. The only way I can stop this is by exiting the program completely. I can understand that it connects to the net while I am downloading or watching a film or TV show but not when I am not using it. Is this normal behaviour?.

I use Comodo CFP Firewall, Antivir AV, Spyware Blaster, Comodo Boclean, AVG Antispyware, Super Antispyware. I use Firefox as my main browser and have Noscripts and Adblock installed as add-ons. I have scanned my PC and am told my machine is not infected.

Since installing Veoh TV I have gotten lots of high severity events in my Firewall log which are described as UDP Port Scan. It gives the attacker as 194.168.4.100 I am not computer savvy enough to know what this means. My Firewall rules for Veoh TV are as follows.

Application -------Detination--------Port---------Protocol---------Permission.
Veoh Client-------Any---------------Any---------UDP In/Out------Allow------.
Veoh Client-------Any---------------Any----------TCP / Out-------Allow------.

I feel sure that this is something I am missing in my Firewall rules rather than a real problem but not being very PC tekkie I thought I would ask some advice here.

Thanks in advance for any help offered.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:40 PM

I have Veoh TV. They're a legit site so unless it's slowing your computer down it's not a big deal. I don't think it does. What it's probably doing is refining your search choices. I guess it also depends on how persnickety your firewall is. I haven't had any problems with Veoh and I'm OK with it working in the background. A lot of programs do that. I guess you could change preferences in the Veoh player but I haven't done that.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:57 PM

Thanks for your reply frankp316. I also feel Veoh is a legit site and really just wanted clarification over why it was connecting to the net when not being used. You are probably right in that it is refining my search choices. Any idea why I am getting the Firewall warnings?.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:10 PM

A firewall serves two basics purposes: Prevent incoming communications that you did not request from entering your computer and to monitor what programs on your computer are allowed to communicate out. It does this by enforcing an access control policy to permit or block (allow or deny) inbound and outbound traffice. Thus, the firewall acts as a central gateway for such traffic by denying illegitimate transfers and facilitatint access which is deemed legitimate.

The goal of the firewall is to prevent remote computers from accessing yours and provide an alert of any unrequested traffic that was blocked along with the IP address. Firewall alert messages are a response to unrequested traffic from remote computers. These alerts are often classified by the network port they arrive on and allow you to see the activity of what is happening on your firewall. The alerts allow the firewall to notify you in various ways about possible penetration and intrusion attempts on your computer. It is not unusal for a firewall to provide numerous alerts regarding such attempted access. Infected machines scour the net and will randomly scan a block of IP addresses. They search for vulnerable ports and make repeated attempts to access them. Your firewall is doing its job by blocking this kind of traffic and alerting you about these intrusion attempts. However, not all unrequested traffic is malevolent. Even your ISP will send out regular checks to see if your computer is still there.

If the alerts become too annoying, you should be able to go into your firewall settings and turn them off (Hide notification messages).
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 05:54 AM

Thanks for the reply Quietman7. I only seem to get these alerts though while Veoh TV is active on my machine. When I exit Veoh TV I don't get any alerts, this makes me think the problem has to do with how my rules for Veoh TV are set up in Comodo.
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