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Port Scan Attack
« on: January 09, 2013, 04:58:16 PM »
I have 3 computers in my home: mine, my wife's, and my work computer.  Both my wife and I run Windows 7 with the latest Avast.  My work computer is running Windows 7 with Symantec AV.  Almost as soon as I turn on my wife's computer, Symantec on my work computer pops up a message saying it blocked a port scan attack from her IP address.  I have run the full AV scan on my wife's computer but it didn't find any virus.  What else would cause her computer to run a port scan?

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Re: Port Scan Attack
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 05:26:47 PM »
guessing it is some windows activity that a nervous Norton firewall detect...

but to be 100% sure, follow the sticky guide in virus and worms section and attach the requested logs


then a malware specialist will be notified and check the logs for infections

« Last Edit: January 09, 2013, 05:35:32 PM by Pondus »

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Re: Port Scan Attack
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 07:16:35 PM »
Are you networked (i.e. file sharing with the other computer)