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Lots of security activity since giving IP address...

Hi, this is my virgin post so, take it easy on me...

Can "despicables" access your Personal computer & try to make firewall rules to allow access... if they have your IP address from a Work computer that operates on the same wifi network as your personal PC ?

Paranoid... or am I ???

Enclosed is the data from my security scan...

Prior to giving my IP as requested by my employer 20/8... maybe, 1-5 notifications a day and then an explosion of activity over the last 48hr's... coincidence or not ?

Here's some curly one's...

***Will my employer see my activities on my personal PC ?

...I have addressed the above question / security / privacy concerns with my employer... no responses forthcoming.

***Can my wifi conection be re-routed through our companies central server ?

***Can the modem data contents be viewed ?

Your insight is appreciated,




Re: Lots of security activity since giving IP address...

Hi Jason,
I request you to go through the NIS says "preparing to access internet" for ANYTHING that executes!

It seems like its a bug in logging activities by Norton and nothing to worry.

regards, CV | There is no ONE TOUCH KEY to security . Be alert and vigilant. . | Always have a Backup Plan!

Re: Lots of security activity since giving IP address...

I am guessing here that your employer was asking for you IP address so they can give you access to their network through THEIR firewall. I will also assume you only gave the IP address assigned to your ISP's modem.

In this case, Norton will still protect your personal computer from any outside attacks.

If you do not want your work PC to be able to access your personal PC, open your Network Security Map from your Personal PC. Click on your work PC, then click on Edit beside Trust Level. Choose Restricted and OK to save that setting. This will restrict your work PC from accessing your personal network.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

Re: Lots of security activity since giving IP address...

Hi jaseace12,

First, you probably have a dynamic IP address from your ISP, so it will change frequently.  I am not sure why your employer would need your IP address.  Are you behind a router?  Do you connect to your employer using a VPN?


Re: Lots of security activity since giving IP address...

Hello jaseace12

Did you enable Windows Defender or is that part of the logging bug.

I thought the install of Norton disabled WD

P.S.  I don't know it's handled on W8 systems since WD is supposedly strengthened w W8

         Wonder if any conflicts running strengthened WD along side Norton product

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