application hijack

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Rita, Aug 11, 2004.

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  1. Rita

    Rita Infrequent Poster

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    hi
    could anyone tell me what an application hijack is?i had an alert pop up and it was a application hijack.what does this mean?

    thanks
    Rita
     
  2. CrazyM

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    Hi Rita

    Do you have any more details on the alert and which application generated it?

    Regards,

    CrazyM
     
  3. Rita

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    hi CrazyM
    here are the details:security type-application hijack,severity--info,direction-outgoing,app. name--symantec shared exe,domain-workgroup.it probaly doesnt mean anything i just wondered what it was.i know nothing about port scans etc.thanks so much for replying
    rita
     
  4. Paranoid2000

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    Ritaann,

    Which application are you running that gave this error message?
     
  5. Rita

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    hi Paranoid
    it was just an onscreen alert from the firewall.port scan logged so i looked to see the details(in my last post)hope its nothing to worry about.it was blocked by the firewall.thanks for replying
    rita
     
  6. Paranoid2000

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    The "Severity--Info" suggests that it is not critical but the other parts suggest that the cause was on your system (hijacking outgoing traffic) rather than a port scan. It may be worth checking your firewall documentation for more details and giving your system a scan to be on the safe side.
     
  7. Rita

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    good morning Paranoid
    thank you for replying.i will do a scan.if i find anything else--will post back
    Rita
     
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