OK, then (D)DOS attacks done against you are actually targeting your router (more precisely, the network interface with the public IP address).
So to detect these, you should be looking at your router. If this router is provided by your ISP, check with them what protection they offer.
The DDOS protection advise posted here (like the one from quietman7) is more geared towards servers, and not clients like yourself.
But unless you experienced DDOS attacks against your system, I would not worry too much about them.
DDOSing servers is much more profitable and much better PR than DDOSing clients.
The only case I know when criminals performed (D)DOS attacks against clients, is when they were stealing money from their bank accounts and wanted to prevent their victims from connecting to their online banking accounts and finding out. These (D)DOS attacks were also done against their phones: constantly calling and sending SMS, so that the victim could not use their phone will the crime was ongoing.
Edited by Didier Stevens, 04 October 2014 - 01:20 PM.
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