Posted 06 October 2004 - 03:09 PM
I have both a Linksys router and a Norton Internet Security firewall engaged which I thought was the ultimate in firewall protection but lately I've been getting an intrusion warning from my Norton Internet security firewall with information that says that IP address 127.0.0.1 was the source of the intrusion attempt. When I click on further information it says that a computer on my network made the attempt. Since I only have one computer, I don't understand this. When I googled IP 127.0.0.1 it came up as a local-loopback-device. Excuse my ignorance, but I don't understand what that means. These intrusion alerts only started to occur very recently. I hadn't had any alerts since I installed the Linksys router.
Is this something I should be concerned about? If so what steps should I take?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Dell XPS 933Mhz processor, 256 RAM, Windows98se, Linksys Cable/DSL Router,
Norton Internet Security Anti-Virus & Firewall, Adaware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Spywareblaster, Spyware Guard