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#1 circe801

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 04:21 PM

okay.  this is going to sound weird, i guess, because i cannot find any information on it online, and my ISP's tech agents hadn't heard of it either.

it is not a current issue as i reset my laptop and that resolved it.

one day, i decided to check to see what my IP address was, and it was not one owned by my ISP, which only operates in two states.

i did a whois on the address and found it owned by an entity in a different, distant state, and one that had nothing to do with my ISP, which was verified to be the case when i spoke to my ISP's techs.

and no, i wasn't using one of the two VPNs i use--and when i DO use them, i usually choose to use a different country.

nor was i using TOR.

i flushed the dns and did an ipconfig /reset and /renew, etc.  nothing helped.

the next day, i had an entirely new IP address, this one owned by a different entity.

reperformed the aforementioned procedures.  again, nothing changed.

as i said, i reset my laptop and now my IP address shows as the one assigned by my ISP.

why and how would something like this happen??  was i hacked?  was someone keeping track of everything i did online??

i dd keep a record of the strange IP addresses, if it might be of any interest.

figured this was the place to ask, and hope i posted on the correct forum.

any insight would be greatly appreciated.

thanks, guys.


Edited by circe801, 01 November 2016 - 04:23 PM.


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#2 Viper_Security

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 04:25 PM

If you have any Logs that would be amazing.

 

it could have been a number of things but since you said you reset your PC and that fixed it, it sounds like a hosts file. 

 

or your ISP had a node down and had to borrow one from some in a different state to keep the internet up. 

 

but yes, if you have any logs you could post that would help us greatly. :)


Edited by Viper_Security, 01 November 2016 - 04:25 PM.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 05:07 PM

hi, viper_security.  thanks for the rapid reply. 

the only changes to my hosts file were made by spybot S&D

where would the logs you refer to be found?

if i can locate, i will gladly post them...

thanks.



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 05:09 PM

Since you reset your PC there will be no logs, but you had mentioned you had the IP's? (contact a Mod before posting an IP )


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