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Solved: Need help on getting rid of "ICMP Flooda attack"

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bluertomb, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. Bluertomb

    Bluertomb Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    I just jumped right into the main issue that is bothering me over few days ago.
    It happened just a few days ago when I was "surfing" internet, I received an error message citing "Detecting massive ICMP flood attack" on my laptop, it was running on Win 7 with Eset Smart security 6.
    How do I know if it is helping me to block it, or accidentially "allowed" it to sneak in through the Firewall..?
    Is it doing any major harm to my OS or any of my data stored..?
    Further detail on my spec will be released if necessary.
    Thanks a lot and I definitely look forward for helpful replies/solutions.

    David Chen
     
  2. Bluertomb

    Bluertomb Thread Starter

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    Oops...I forgot to include that I'm looking for some helpful software or whatever to block/prevent it from happening again..
    What should I do...Configure Eset..? Configure OS..? Install some software...??
    Seriously, I need help ASAP.
     
  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    ignore it
    if Eset is warning about it, then it is blocking it & there is nothing else you can do

    normally your router blocks ICMP flood attacks before they get to the computer, but Eset is quite well known for falsely detecting router replies or slow DNS look ups as an attack. Quite often if your ISP has a slow DNS server and you are on a page with a lot of adverts or other links, then the dns can not keep up with looking up all the sites listed and reply a lot slower. Eset sees this as an attack. It is a lot more common when you use Firefox or chrome with their inbuilt prefetch enabled.
    Unless you notice major slowdown or redirection or other weird behaviour, then don't worry about Eset blocking things. It is doing its job
     
  4. Bluertomb

    Bluertomb Thread Starter

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    Really..? Am glad to know that Eset is worthy and working extremely well for my lappy.
    That certainly lessen one load of worries off me......thanks for helpful advise !
    U people are the best there is.....thumb up response !!(y)

    Cheers
    Best regards
    David Chen
     
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