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#1 sl300


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Posted 20 December 2010 - 11:08 AM

Hi there, Could anyone help me with a problem? I seem to be getting a lot of TCP or UDP-based Port Scan, 150 today so far, from source, this got from Router log. The Log states its from target Is this normal? I,m running windows 7 and have Comodo free Firewall installed.

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:06 AM

You can investigate IP addresses and gather additional information at:
You can use various Network Traffic Monitoring Toolsfor troubleshooting and malware investigation.:Online Port Scan allows you to scan individual TCP ports to determine if the device is listening on that port.
Shields Up is an online port scanning service used to alert the users of any ports that have been opened through firewalls or NAT routers.

There are third party utilities that will allow you to manage, block, and view detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including local/remote addresses, state of TCP connections and the process that opened the port:Caution: If you're going to start blocking ports, be careful which ones you block or you may lose Internet connectivity.

For a list of TCP/UDP ports and notes about them, please refer to:
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:30 AM

from Router log.

So if I understand correctly, you've a Windows 7 machine that is connected to a router/modem, which is connected to the Internet.
Your Windows 7 machine has a private IP address, and your router obtains a public IP address from your ISP (NAT setup).
The port scans you are seeing, are on the public IP address of your router.

If my description of your setup is correct, then seeing a lot of port scans on your router is, unfortunately, normal (unless your ISP takes some measures to protect your router).
There is a lot of port scanning on the Internet, both by humans and by infected machines looking for new targets.

If your router is properly configured and is not vulnerable (e.g. because you applied the latest firmware), then you should not worry.

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