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Guest Entries In Security Log.

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#1 Lexus123


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Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:58 AM

Hi all,

I am running Windows XP Home Edition with Norton Internet Security connected to broadband.

I looked in my security log last week in Event Viewer and found about 10 entries for guest logging on and off every 100 of a second the last event is always a logoff.

The guest account is disabled and I have no warnings of an intrusion's in the Norton Firewall what can this be.


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Posted 28 November 2005 - 02:21 PM

Install either Sygate 5.4 (I personally use) or Zone Alarm. But not both. This will allow you to see which programs are accessing the internet from your computer. I suspect a virus worm or trojan.
I would recommend you run one if not all of the following free scans..

Trendmicro's Housecall
Panda's ActiveScan
F-secure's Virus Scan
SyGate's Trojan scan

Here is a full list of software I recommend you use.

Antivirus (Run only one.)
AVG Free Edition Antivirus (I personally use)
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware
AntiVir Personal Edition Classic Freeware
BitDefender 8 Free Edition AntiVirus Freeware

Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta (2000,and XP only)
AdAware SE Personal Edition
Ewido Security Suite - 14 day trial(2000, and XP only)
A Squared Free

Online scans
Trendmicro's Housecall
Panda's ActiveScan
F-secure's Virus Scan
SyGate's Trojan scan

Everest home (hardware and software information)
(Diagnostic and system resource)
Memtest86 "A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic"
MicroSoft's Memory Test
Digtal Dolly (Hard drive utility)

Firewalls (Run only one.)
Sygate 5.4 (I personally use)
[url="http://www.download.com/ZoneAlarm/3000-10435_4-10434530.html?tag=lst-0-4"]Zone Alarm

Best of all... they are free.

Edited by acklan, 28 November 2005 - 02:23 PM.

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 06:38 PM

If the scan's come up clean - I'd say it was an attempt to access your system from the web that failed.

See if you can figure out the IP that it came from and notify the ISP that has it. (FWIW - when my FTP site was contacted like this - I posted the offending IP's in my welcome message (and blocked them) - soon the attacks dwindled down to almost nothing)
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