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Possibility I've been hacked / I'm being monitored in some way

Discussion in 'General Security' started by 15Peter20, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. 15Peter20

    15Peter20 Thread Starter

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    You'll have to be patient with me here because my computer knowledge is minimal and I am incapable of performing the most rudimentary tasks.

    I always have the latest free versions of Zonealarm and Avast, and both show nothing suspicious. I have taken online tests that scan my ports and these have given me the result that I have nothing to worry about.

    Yesterday my computer was making a lot of 'vr-vm...vr-vm...vr-vm' noises whenever I was online so I did a Netstat -an to check what connections were established. The ports on my computer were all safe ones, but in my panic and computer retardation I read into the external addresses I was connected to, and there were ones starting with '69' and '87', and googling those numbers came up with ports that were traditionally used by attackers.

    Since these were external addresses, is it a mere coincidence that some of the addresses started with these numbers? Do I have anything to worry about? Help.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    I dont understand your post: you said you googled for the ip addresses and came up with port numbers?

    I sometimes go to http://cqcounter.com/whois/ and type in ip addresses to see where they are located.
     
  3. 15Peter20

    15Peter20 Thread Starter

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    Yeah, I could have articulated that better.

    My basic point is that I know that things starting with '69' or '87' under 'Local Address' are bad news, but I'm wondering whether things starting with those numbers mean anything under 'Foreign Address'
     
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