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What Can U Do About Problems From Specific Site?

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#1 dazedandconfused


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Posted 07 November 2005 - 04:28 PM

I get pop-ups from Norton whenever it blocks a problem "attack" issue. When I do the visual trace on where they come from, they almost all point back to the same company, though with slightly different IP addresses. I've notified the company via email to their "abuse" reporting box, but nothing seems to happen to stop the attempts.

What should I do next? I'm diligent about keeping my protection up-to-date (thanks to the info I've gotten here), so it's not that I'm worried, I'm mostly PO'd. On the other hand, I'm not all that computer savvy, and don't want to make a mountain out of a molehill. How do I tell the difference, and at what point should I react? Advice or personal opinions?


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Posted 07 November 2005 - 08:48 PM

There are legitimate reasons why some organisations may 'scan' for the presence of your computer on the internet and this would trigger a pop-up from the Norton firewall to tell you how clever it's been in blocking this "attack". It should explain this somewhere in the Norton help.

Now that you know your firewall is doing it's job, turn off the reporting function and let it just log the event in a log file. Then, if you want to, you can view the events at your leisure.

hth :thumbsup:

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