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Windows 7: Port Scanning

12 Oct 2010   #11

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Okay, the bottom line is whether there is some way to pinpoint the actual person performing the attack, or at least get an idea of what he is trying to do?

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12 Oct 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Especially since ISPs started to give out Dynamic IPs ther is no way of knowing, what user is behind such a scan. You would need the timestamp log from the ISPs in question.

Sam Spade..I used to have that under XP...(out of sight out of mind) gotta go and d/l it again.
Thanks for reminding me

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12 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

To pinpoint, what they're really up to, you need a list of ports used by Trojans/Bots and other malware..I used to have such lists...maybe I'll find them again
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12 Oct 2010   #14

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Agreed. You need to contact your ISP and let them know the date and time your pc was scanned. The person doing it might even be ignorant of the fact - if a rogue virus or malware is behind it. But they need to know.
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12 Oct 2010   #15

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Try this with your ip address:

WHOIS Lookup for Domain & IP Address Research | Whois Source

and the found ip.

Is it similar?
I ran both of the IPs involved by using your link, and all that it gives is a much more detailed list of data than Sam Spade did. However, it appears that it is not the local Cox office doing it, but the one in Atlanta, GA.
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12 Oct 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm almost positive this is not your ISP, but as others said somebody on their network.

As to why they do it...who knows? Maybe they are script kiddies, maybe their boxes have been compromised by somebody else (most likely) and they are scanning.

I often have a Linux box taking incoming requests from the net and you can see truckloads of users trying to run Windows scripts against my Linux box. They simply scan a range of IP's and then thing they are really doing something fancy. You can tell they are running scripts as it just cycles through test, after test, after test...even though it should be obvious right from the start that they aren't going to gain access to cmd on my host.
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13 Oct 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Right...when I used Comodo Firewall I got swamped with those Attack messages.
At first I was all concerned and tried to investigate every case.
Then I got defensive and crashed their comp through a by then unpatched loophole in winsock and don't you know...most of them were gone for a reboot so you knew those were script kiddies on a windows box.
Now I run the Windows firewall (in addition to my router fw) and don't worry about them anymore.
Obviously your safe since your Firewall caught/stopped the event.
Basically it's just "white noise" on the cable...not worth losing any sleep over.
The dangerous ones are those, your firewall doesn't tell you about

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