Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Event Viewer and Firewall Logs


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Anonix

Anonix

  • Members
  • 188 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:47 PM

Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:18 PM

I have read that I need to be checking firewall logs every day (ZDNet suggested this), and I know where to find the info. What I do not understand is how to interpret what I see. Is there a place to post here to have someone look at it, or can someone recommend other web sites that might be able to help? I have some concerns since I am seeing a lot of dropped packets.

Same question re event viewer. I see 'warnings' and dhcp and 1,000 events, but I don't know what that means, or whether I should be concerned, or take action in some way. Again, is that info something that can be looked at here, or where do I learn more about how to interpet the data?

Any suggestions/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by Anonix, 11 July 2011 - 11:18 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 noknojon

noknojon

  • Banned
  • 10,871 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:10:47 AM

Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:44 PM

I have read that I need to be checking firewall logs every day (ZDNet suggested this),

Hi Anonix -
Unless you are having problems I see no reason to do this. Your Antivirus will keep a check on any problems usually.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/ - or - http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE
If you think you have problems then run Malwarebytes or SUPERAntiSpyware programs.(Both free)
If there is a serious problem please post in the Malware removal area of this forum -

Thank You -

Edited by noknojon, 11 July 2011 - 11:49 PM.


#3 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 55,748 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:07:47 PM

Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:52 AM

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic40108.html

Generally...errors are the only items I take note of...ignoring all warnings and info items...and I only investigate errors if I become aware of a system problem.

Louis

#4 Anonix

Anonix
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 188 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:47 PM

Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:21 PM

Ok, great. Thanks to you both. I use Microsoft Security Essentials, but will add Malwarebytes to the arsenal for good measure. Based on what I read, as long as I use the 'free' version (that does not use real time protection), there won't be a conflict with MSE.

#5 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 55,748 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:07:47 PM

Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:31 PM

There is no conflict between Malwarebytes (which is not an AV program) and MSE (which is an AV program).

Louis




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users