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Please help, strange ip's in router log

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#1 Chris Bunday

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:04 PM

I have quite a few ip's in my security log for my router. Now most of them are my public ip within a range of 7, so i figure thats household
computers....but there are quite a few that arent any computer in this house i believe. How i can find out who these belong to? Thanks.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:00 AM

Hi -
I usually copy the IP into Google and quite often I get a response.
However many times these are just "crawler bots" that cruise around looking for open ports on unsecured systems.

Run your Antivirus in Full scan and also programs like SuperantiSpyware Free -

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:35 AM

How i can find out who these belong to? Thanks.

You mean figuring out the owner of these computers? Your ISP has that data, but I'm sure it will not share that data with you.

You could always try a reverse DNS query to the DNS server of your ISP for the IP addresses you see.
That could give you machine names, but it also depends if your ISP gives public addresses to routers/modems or individual PCs.

But why do you want to identify the owners? Are they abusing your computer systems?

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