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Virus? Remote access? Or normal process?
I post this because as Norton is my security product and this showed in the Norton Logs, it may be appropriate for here.
The IP address provided by my ISP will change if I’m logged off the internet for maybe 30 minutes or more.
However, I had a “strange” occurrence last night and would like to check this with those who are knowledgeable about such things
This morning I noticed that I had a different IP address. Strange since I did not log off the internet or reboot. I also noticed that my computer did not restart, meaning it never shut down to cause the IP to change(which I was NOT trying to do as I leave it on overnight for updates to windows, etc)
Now this morning I look at the services log
and see that around 11:30pm central US time, my internet connection disappeared and then reappeared giving me a new IP address. and I think another similar set of numbers (192.168.1.64? the one that happens when your comp waits to connect to the internet)
Mind you, I never rebooted or disconnected from the internet for this to happen. This all appeared to happen on its own.
When I look at the connection log around that time, all I see is the 192.168.0.1 when the router connects
When I look at the firewall activity for around that time I see this:
Default Windows File Sharing Blocked
Local- MY PC
This happened Wednesday 10/14/09 and Tuesday 10/13/09 around 11:30pm US Central Time. I did install Microsoft updates on Tuesday before this happened
Not sure what this all means?
Is that what caused my computer to reconnect to my ISP and get a new IP address?
Is it due to a virus/spyware?
Is this a sign of remote access?
I ran a full Norton scan, Full Malwarebytes scan, Spybot and windows defender(quick scan)All came up clean
Anyone else experience this since updating windows update?
I use a Vista OS with Norton Antivirus 2008 ( I will upgrade when 2010 hits the local stores)
again, mostly concerned if this Is it due to a virus/spyware or a sign of remote access