Port Attacks, how ESET 5 handles the threat

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  1. SpenceQ

    SpenceQ Registered Member

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    Hi Everyone!

    First Post.

    On occasion I get a red ESET 5 message popup that a port is being attacked. It is a Chinese origin.

    My question is, is this something I need to take care of, or is it telling me ESET is handling the problem?.

    I had already set up a Web Access Protection to block out a range of ports that included the ISP it reported.

    So why notify me if I already set it up to block it? Can't understand what is happening here.

    Thanks for the help.

    Spence
     
  2. HealingStargate

    HealingStargate Registered Member

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    I get the same 'port scan' notice. A very persistent group or individual.
    To my understanding it is just showing an 'attempted' attack and that there was no response from my computer, no open ports.
    As I understand it, NO PROBLEM.
    I know ESET has done its job.
    KOR-
     
  3. SpenceQ

    SpenceQ Registered Member

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    HealingStargate:

    That was my feeling also. Thanks for the help. :)

    Blocking out huge segments of IP's in ESET will eventually get me in trouble of course when I notice I can't access my regular sites.

    The problem with this facility is when the troublemakers start to use proxies, then no blocking is possible. Since this chinese group uses the same 2 IP's all the time to target america, I guess they feel confident no one can go over and give them a bleeding nose.

    What we need is a reverse damage system. We gotta beat them by their own method and that is just has possible for them has for us.

    Spence
     
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