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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by jdemnyan1116, Jan 20, 2003.

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  1. jdemnyan1116

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    I have norton firewall and antivirus, and am glad I do. Anyway, when i get hit, i can trace it back to the general area, such as the lastest from University of Michigan. If i have the computer IP number, can i track it further. can you type the ip number next to www. and send it. if so are there complications? I usually get hit every time I am on the internet. High risk, the whole thing. I know which programs are allowed so they are not essential to the system.
     
  2. monted

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    Did you just try to put the IP in the address bar by itself?
     
  3. cnm

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  4. monted

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    I just put that IP in & it worked.

    63.166.232.200


    Copy&Paste it into the address bar.
     
  5. Monstrous Mi

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    Assuming you are getting hit by an individual computer, it is unlikely typing in the IP will get you to it. First of all, the guy's ISP probably owns that IP address and is used for many customers. For example, any of us can release and renew our IP address. If you use dial-up, you get a new IP every time you connect.

    If there is malicious activity happening to your computer you can record the IP and thereby find out who the ISP is. You can inform that ISP that such and such IP did whatever to you with the correct time and date that it happened.

    A lot of ISP are sensitive to this and may warn their customer to discontinue whatever he is doing or his account will be terminated.

    However, depending on what types of probes you are receiving, remember this is fairly common and innocuous. I have a cable modem and get hit quite often, sometimes several hundred a day. I am much more worried about viruses, worms and trojans that I am someone probing my computer.
     
  6. $teve

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    and at least,you kno your firewall is doing its job;)
     
  7. monted

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    I agree with Monstrous Mi. I used to use Zonealarm and had those alert pop-ups enabled,lol. Yep, hundred of hits per day. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  8. imweasel

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    I would make a note of the application, type of packets and port numbers, then send that info to your isp.

    I would also possibly paste the log info here.
     
  9. jdemnyan1116

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    Thanks for the replys, will see what I can do. Like you said, at least my firewall is working.:)
     
  10. brendandonhu

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    Getting pings from computers is totally normal. Even tons a day is normal, if you never get more than a few from the same IP. If you do they are probably trying to DOS you, but your firewall will protect you.
    Someone pniging your computer is not malicious, illegal, etc.
    Putting there IP in the address bar will only work if they are running a web server. if you are getting pinged from a comp running a web server, that is probably not even there IP, its probably a proxy service.

    The IP it gives you is often not the persons IP. It can be that of a proxy, it can be spoofed, it can be dynamic, it can be used by multiple people, it can be a router, it can be an ISPs caching server. The list goes on and on.

    Just use a firewall and your safe.
     
  11. CyBerAliEn

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    In regards to the IP address your provided: 63.166.232.200

    It is just the direct IP address to the website http://www.analogx.com

    Not all websites are setup with a dedicated IP address, but some do have their own IP address with their web host. The webhost for this website is a place called Point Internet, or atleast where the website is actually located. Physically speaking, this website is in Chandler, AZ (which for me would be just a 20 minutes drive).

    As everyone said, it is normal to receive incoming pings and all the sort. Although getting a ping like that from a website is sort of odd; or atleast is sounds like it right now, but I am just a bit too tired right now ;)
     
  12. Monstrous Mi

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    To CyBerAliEn:

    Quote: Not all websites are setup with a dedicated IP address...

    Every computer on the Internet has an IP address. It needs one to be able to talk to other computers. Granted though, some websites might have dynamic IPs but these would usually be part of bigger network which is assigning a range of IPs. This may be what you meant.

    If you want to know the IP of a website, open a DOS-prompt and type in: ping www.website.com. Even if the website does not respond to pings, a line will show up stating the IP you are trying to ping. And to further verify, type in that IP into the web browser and you should go to that website.
     
  13. CyBerAliEn

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    There are quite a few hosts however that will setup multiple websites to a single machine, with a single IP. This would give all websites on that machine of course that IP (virtual hosts I believe is how they phrase it).

    Some do however, as I meant, dedicated a single IP (and machine) for an account/website. Thus a website would have its own unique IP address to itself that would not be shared with any website, etc.

    Sorry if I did not type in as I meant it, but as I noted, I was pretty tired when I posted.
     
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