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Unidentified location on my lan-can't locate it


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#1 ratso

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:40 AM

Hi all-the scope on my lan is 192.168.x.33-.128 I have a couple of devices located outside the dhcp scope>print server at .22 and an HP Color network printer at .10 /I have a Zyxel Zywall 5 firewall/gateway. Generally it's been great-probably overkill for my needs but I scored it at a great deal so I snagged it (plus is support 2 ipsec vpn tunnels which I use from time to time). For kicks, I turned of the XP (Pro) firewall and installed the latest ZoneAlarm freebie. I like that it tracks outbound as well as inbound. I keep getting flags for the Wan trying to hit various obscure ports on 192.168.x.4 Zonealarm blocks them. I also get flags for x.4 trying to reach the internet at different IP addresses, also at obscure unrecognizable ports (also blocked by Zonealarm). Interestly, when I went into the setup of the Zywall 5 to setup a firewall rule to prevent traffic to or from x.4 it keeps kicking me out and I have to log back in. I changed my old password on the Zywall-no difference. When ever I try to change screens I get bumped. I also, like a dope, installed a trial for Pure Networks, Network Magic (that's when I started getting booted off the setup page of my gateway-during it's "get-to-know" setup it couldn't identify my Zywall. I just ran an updated quick scan on Malwarebytes, wondering if I've picked something up. It didn't find anything. I am starting to get a little unnerved by all this. For the life of me, I don't ever remember setting up a static address 192.168.x.4 but I can ping it-go figure. Please help if you have any ideas. I know just enough to get myself in trouble. Thx.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:13 AM

:thumbsup: Me again>>>followed my footsteps and found some super-helpful info. First, I accessed my gateway from a different computer and was able to stay logged in long enough to lock-down the firewall. Also setup to mail me logs of firewall and alerts when new rules I created, to shut down this 192.168.x.4 location. BINGO! I installed a program, a while ago, on another computer on my network, called FREEPROXY. Was trying to setup a proxy server for various reason, and being frugal (cheap) free looked good and I had recently had good luck with "free networking software" like SANDRA and Spiceworks (Spiceworks is amzing!!!).

Well, FREEPROXY was unistalled some time ago (it didn't work very well-now I know why). It has setup a phony device (identified by Network Magic as a safe, but unknown network device), a virtual address/device that has been broadcasting God only knows what from my computer(s).

Has anyone heard of this program? My advice-steer way clear if you come across it.

More later :flowers:
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