Thank you for the link. My HP's IP address is 192 168 1 66. I have an Acer on the same network that is 192 168 1 64 (it was being blocked by Netstalker until I set up a Rule to accept it.) I saw in my Network the HP, the Acer, DirecTV, and Windows Media Player. I uninstalled WMP, thinking it was the 192 168 1 68 that is being blocked (197 times in one day). However, the "68" is still attempting to connect. Also a new concern: After I uninstalled WMP, a new entry showed up in my Network:
Internet Gateway Device
I have never seen that entry before. I read some things about that being used at times by hackers and took some suggested precautionary action: In order to disable Universal Plug and Play, I turned off Network Discovery file and printer sharing and public folder sharing. (Windows 7) I dig the hole deeper into not knowing what I am doing. But since I don't know what part of my network "68" could be, I am afraid it could be disguised malware. Since I've never seen the Internet Gateway Device listed on my network, I am afraid it could be the hack that I read is becoming common via that entry. (I'm trying to justify what I think is probably dumb scurrying on my part.) Thank you so much for helping me. I'm hoping you can say "no worries" - okay to allow "68"
to connect and don't worry about the Internet Gateway Device showing up suddenly. But I will wait to hear from you.