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Computer is being scanned

metbury
Grafter
Posts: 25
Registered: 30-07-2007

Computer is being scanned

Please can someone tell me what to do about the message I keep getting from Sygate Personal Firewall when I am on the Internet? The message is as follows:-

Somebody is scanning your computer.
Your computer's TCP ports:
135, 445, 2745, 1981 and 139 have been scanned from 81.174.213.142.

Thank you, Eileen
2 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Computer is being scanned

How often is this happening.

If it's just a few times per hour then it is just normal internet noise from infected systems and there is little you can do about it. What I would suggest is you turn off the notification if it is getting in the way.

If it is occuring more frequently (i.e. several times/min) then you need to send an email to abuse@plus.net with details of the IP address that is scanning and a copy of your firewall log to prove the frequency of thescanning. Just don't send your whole log, just enough lines containing the IP address you are reporting is enough.

Also if there are multiple IP addresses involved send a separate email for each one.
metbury
Grafter
Posts: 25
Registered: 30-07-2007

Computer is being scanned

Thank you for your reply. It looks like I don't need to worry about it as it is only happening once or twice in an hour.
Eileen