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IPaddress changed without rebooting
In an attempt to understand a recent activity where my IP address changed without me rebooting, I decided to check my connection logs this morning. I have a tendency to get over concerned and have chosen to try to undertsand more than worry
I noticed an outbound connection from my computer to
IP address 209.18.43.xxx
When I check this against WHOIS look up, I find
OrgName: Road Runner HoldCo LLC
When I check it against Webyield, I find
Now this happened at 4:10am and nobody was on the computer, though the computer was connecetd to teh internet at the time
The number of bytes sent was low and same for the received. I do run a full system Norton scan scheduled daily for 4am
Could this be part of the scan running? I haven't noticed this before
All virus/spywarescans (norton. malwarebytes, and spybot show clean other than Norton picking up tracking cookies)
is this just part of the internet activity that us non-tech folks don't understand? Or is it something dangerous? That I need to take more action on?
As I said, nobody was on the computer at the time
I use NAV2008 with Vista OS vista service pack 2 with a DSL connection and no router. Almost always connected to the internet
[edit: Changed subject for clarity.]Message Edited by shannons on 10-16-2009 04:08 PM