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Kudos0

Trying to understand something on Activity Log

I have read some of the posts on here and would like to ask a 2 questions about the Activity log and what things mean.

I notice that the activity log notes when programs access the internet, example internet explorer.

I also know that it will indicate when unused ports are blocked by outside attempts to enter, which appear to happen every hour or so, but just 1-3 entries.  But I have an entry which I’m not sure off.

I notice that every 2-3 minutes I get an entry that reads Port blocking allowed 192.168.2.1 1.

I know that 192.168.2.1 is the router, but not sure why it keeps showing on my activity log every 2-5 minutes.

1. Is it because the activity log itself continues to “monitor”” any connections? 

2. Is it common to have a few attempts every hour to 90 minutes of some IP address trying to connect to an unused port?    These get blocked, so I’m not worried. Just curious 

I have an HP Desktop running Windows Vista OS with the Vista Service pack 1 and Norton Antivirus 2008 

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Kudos0

Re: Trying to understand something on Activity Log

I have read some of the posts on here and would like to ask a 2 questions about the Activity log and what things mean.

I notice that the activity log notes when programs access the internet, example internet explorer.

I also know that it will indicate when unused ports are blocked by outside attempts to enter, which appear to happen every hour or so, but just 1-3 entries.  But I have an entry which I’m not sure off.

I notice that every 2-3 minutes I get an entry that reads Port blocking allowed 192.168.2.1 1.

I know that 192.168.2.1 is the router, but not sure why it keeps showing on my activity log every 2-5 minutes.

1. Is it because the activity log itself continues to “monitor”” any connections? 

2. Is it common to have a few attempts every hour to 90 minutes of some IP address trying to connect to an unused port?    These get blocked, so I’m not worried. Just curious 

I have an HP Desktop running Windows Vista OS with the Vista Service pack 1 and Norton Antivirus 2008 

Kudos0

Re: Trying to understand something on Activity Log

Maybe if anyone else is running Vista, and Norton Antivirus2008, they can check their activity log and let me know what they see.

Thanks all

Kudos0

Re: Trying to understand something on Activity Log

I think I've seen this question before, probably had it myself. Don't recall every really seeing an answer though.

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