Network attacks Dos.Generic SYNFlood

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by edwinfer, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. edwinfer
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    edwinfer Registered Member

    Hi,
    Have installed Kaspersky Internet security 2010 last week. Since yesterday have been getting a message saying " network attacks Dos.Generic SYN Flood.

    Can anyone tell me what it means if they are hving the same problems and how to fix it and should i be taking any precautions.

    Thanks
    Ed
  2. NoIos
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    NoIos Registered Member

    Hi,
    do you have a static ip?
    do you use a p2p client?

    The fact that Kaspersky informs you about it it's a good thing. It means that you are safe although you get notified about these events. In any case you should scan your pc with Malwarebytes and/or a-squared for a possible infection. Install, update these programs, disconnect from the web and run a scan.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SYN_flood also read this.
    Others with more experience on Kaspersky products will help you here. Maybe you should also post your issue on Kaspersky forums.
  3. kmr1685
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    kmr1685 Registered Member

    some ports are closed according to KIS 2010 firewall, you check this result with online scan from pcflank.com, so some type of worm or some hacker may be scanning your system for opened loop hole, thats why you are geeting these warning. as already said you are protected. if you got doubt then why not try to scan your whole hard disk with MBAM or a2.
  4. funkydude
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    funkydude Registered Member

    Most of the times these are false positives of the firewall caused by playing games/using p2p and other programs that use floods of packets.
  5. cqpreson
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    cqpreson Registered Member

    Always meet SYN connections.It sometimes seems normal.
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