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Offline cfmphd48

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Avast Network Inspector Q
« on: September 03, 2023, 05:51:24 PM »
On a scan of my network, many devices found and no vulnerabilities - that's great.  There are 4 or 5 greyed out devices found (two of which have unique IP addresses that were not found above as devices on my network with no vulnerabilities).  There appears to be nothing I can do with them other than to delete them.  Is there a way to find out what they are .... and why they appeared in the scan???  Thanks..

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Re: Avast Network Inspector Q
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2023, 10:30:06 PM »
A screenshot might be helpful.
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Re: Avast Network Inspector Q
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2023, 10:42:37 PM »
Thank you.... coming up...

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Re: Avast Network Inspector Q
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2023, 10:49:28 PM »
took a screenshot -- but unable to paste it into this message....  will try to figure out how to do it.  Any help would be appreciated. Tnx

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Re: Avast Network Inspector Q
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2023, 10:52:06 PM »
took a screenshot -- but unable to paste it into this message....  will try to figure out how to do it.  Any help would be appreciated. Tnx


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Re: Avast Network Inspector Q
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2023, 10:59:36 PM »
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Re: Avast Network Inspector Q
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2023, 11:03:30 PM »
YOU CAN SEE THE GREYED OUT ITEMS ON THE BOTTOM -- WHEN i REFRESH THE THE NETWORK INSPECTOR, THEY CONTINUE TO APPEAR WITH UPDATED TIMES SEEN -- THIS IS EVEN AFTER I HAVE DELETED THEM TO TRASH  - ooops - sorry for the caps

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Re: Avast Network Inspector Q
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2023, 11:17:09 PM »
We only needed one screenshot :)

Given your list and that they are for the most part all secured.  Is the firewall set to Private rather than Public  ?
Though I have seen some Public connections that are checked and presumably secured and flagged as such.  The IPs are in the same range, so probably your wireless connected devices.

Though wireless being what is is devices close by would virtually always be looking for wifi connections.
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Re: Avast Network Inspector Q
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2023, 12:00:32 AM »
Ok  - thanks very much... that helps.  I will ck on the Firewall.   But I figured the address being in the same range would probably mean that they were once my devices -- maybe now off the system -- but as you say, they may still be looking.  I live ins a Townhouse situation, so I was a little concerned neighbors may be "mouching" -- but I think not.  Thanks again for your assist.

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Re: Avast Network Inspector Q
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2023, 01:56:58 AM »
That is my assumption, given the IP range. 

However, as I mentioned it wouldn't stop other wifi devices very nearby (or the same ones) from trying to connect to your wifi network. 

Unfortunately even after deletion if these wifi devices were still active and trying to connect the Network Inspector would scan them.  The hard part is trying to determine if these are other devices you have with wifi functionality.

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