PORTS are listening is this normal? what is normal?
Hi, just got registered,I hope this is the right place for this poat, I have aTRIAL version Mcafee firwall using it till it expires(gonna get ZonealarmPRO after that---)anyway,
I have been getting my PORTS scanned/i guess or PINGED?... I did a trace back to a CHINA RAILROAD SERVER near Bejing? Then, I started to trace/sending a ping, then I would get just 1 back, i sent 2 then I got 2 back etc... it was as if someone was on the other end watching me???
So now I am paranoid they turned my computer into a "BOT"????
I scanned it seems clean nothing unsual ,no excessive traffic,in or out.
My questions is i have noticed my PORTS from "roughly 33,000---to--45444 have been requested to contact? I am guessing this might have something to do with this SOBER worm going around?, well it is right?....? anyway I have it all archived and saver as logs,
IS THIS NORMAL INTERNET TRAFFIC? SHOULD i BE PARANOID?
THEN RIGHT STARTING A FEW DAYS AGO I HAVE BEEN SENT THE SOBER Virus Advisory
W32/Sober.p@MM is a Medium Risk viruS AS OF MCAFEE TODAY, ANY WAY IT STARTED AS LOW BUT NOW IS SLOWLY CLIMBING?
i HAVE not BEEN INFECCTED WITH IT AND i HAVE RAN MANY SCANS TO QUADRUPLE CHECK ,
i WANT TO LEARN ABOUT ALL THOSE REGITRIES I AHVE IN MY xp hOME SYSTEM,ETC,...?
anyonw have any comments suggestions or advice to relieve me? I guess all this stuff I have watch for several years with my zone alrm free version but now with my new system I never really paid attention to all the alerts until the TRIAL VERSION from McAfee,...so any knowledge is greatful???
I got back on this morning and NOW my Firewall is gone!
OK,..OK, good advice from everybody,Now I log on this morning and NO McAfee,or , well I got it back on turns out it was a scheduling conflict with SPYBOT,
Anyway as far as the ports on my computer they are ALL stealth,so if this is the case everything is copacetic.(this is correct spelling if not please advise as this word is rarley listed in ANY dictionary.