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Kudos0

New Security History alerts

Recently I've been getting a lot of security history alerts I've literally never seen before. A bit of context:

Today I received a prompt from Norton saying my PC needed to be scanned for viruses and spyware. The most recent scan was only 2 days ago, so I found this odd. I did a quick scan and nothing showed up, so I did a Malwarebytes scan (I'm only using it to scan, I don't have real-time protection enabled, don't worry) and it found a bunch of PUPs. Content, I quarantined them and deleted them after a restart. I loaded up Norton to ensure everything was fine; it seems to be. But upon looking at my security history, since booting up again after quarantining those PUPs, I've been getting new and repeated alerts, including:

"Protecting your connection to a newly connected adapter" (What comes in quotation marks after this varies)

and

"IP address has disappeared from adapter" (again, what comes after varies)

The severity for all of them is "info" and the status is "detected".

This seems to happen in spurts every time I put the computer to sleep and wake it up again, i.e. every time it  reconnects to the wifi?

Why is this happening? Does it mean someone is trying to access/disrupt my connection? If this is normal, why have I never seen them before

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Kudos0

Re: New Security History alerts

No word of a lie, all those alerts are gone now that I've refreshed one more time. Is that bad? What is going on? I'm mainly concerned about being at risk, hopefully I'm fretting over something completely normal.

Kudos0

Re: New Security History alerts

Those IP notifications are normal. As you start your computer, or wake from sleep, the connections to your router are re-established. As the connection is established, Norton is reporting that it is protecting those network connections. 

If you type 'ipconfig' without the quotes into a command prompt window, you will see multiple adapters listed, even though you only have one ethernet or wifi connection. These are some kind of virtual adapters that Windows uses to manages your network connections. You could see an entry in Norton's History for each of these listed adapters.

And you can see the 'repeated' entries for the same adapter as the IP from the router lease expires, and gets renewed.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: New Security History alerts

Thanks for the reply. I may be wrong, but I don't think they were from the same adapter each time, some aspect of the alerts was always different. Also, any idea why I hadn't seen them before and why they vanished from my security log? Is that simply to prevent it from being cluttered? I appreciate the help.

Kudos0

Re: New Security History alerts

Hello

If you have just received the new update to version 22.9.0.68, the Norton program will do a lot of background operations also. All the new files will be listed in the Logs.. Did you perhaps click on the link that says something to the affect of Clear Window/? Also that Log also likes to keep the number of pages not too high. If you are using 64 bit Windows, then you received a lot of new Norton files with different names. You usually only see the adapters that you use. That has been the case with me.

Thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: New Security History alerts

I didn't accidentally clear it, no. The other entries were still there, and I have new ones now after logging in again. I think that they are only using my adapters though. I did however receive a Norton liveupdate recently (I don't know how to check my exact version number) so it sounds like it could simply be that. I just found it odd how it displayed the same alerts 2-3 times with slight variations. One more question, is "Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter" a normal part of this process? As a lot of the entries have that. Thanks for the replies thus far.

Kudos0

Re: New Security History alerts

Here is information from Bleeping Computer on the Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter.   https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/537181/what-does-the-microsoft...

It is a normal part of Windows systems.

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

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