I keep getting UDP port probe from 188.8.131.52 on my firewall, seems to happen 2 or 3 times per day and i'm pretty sure it's not my isp(dial-up) or any programs on my computer. Anyone got any ideas? I tried to do a whois but it doesn't give me anything.
what port number are they scanning for?
you shouldent have anything to worry about, if you have upto date antivirus and firewall protection its jsut script kiddie'z port scanning. jsut keep logs if the IP/IP's and send an email to your email@example.com or .co.uk or what ever the address is and the will take care of it for you.
I have a Firewall and Antivirus also, and i've tried 3 firewalls and none of them will give me what port the intruder is searching for. Just says a UDP Port Probe. Ohh well no big problem just wondering.
nope desableing the auto updates wont stop microsoft from accessing your pc, the only way to stop them is to block the related ports they use to spy on the XP user,
does anyone here know what port numbers Xp users should desable and block if they use a NIC to access the net ?
some IM programs assign dynamic ports for file transfers. maybe the IM servers are trying to decide what ports u have for these connections, by essentially probing you. seeing as the ip seemed to trace to microsoft....its quite likely its something like this.
retthic i was just wondering what program or how you scanned that ip to get those results you posted for him, cause i get stuff on my firewall all the time and would like to be able to scan to retrieve information like that
Originally posted by JJH35 retthic i was just wondering what program or how you scanned that ip to get those results you posted for him, cause i get stuff on my firewall all the time and would like to be able to scan to retrieve information like that
Any good firewall or scanner app such as Netscan Pro ( http://www.nwpsw.com ) will give you the abililty to look up who owns the IP addy that is probing your machine. I have 3 or 4 different apps that use the "Name server lookup" tool.