Since about 2 days ago, i have started to be bombarded with ICMP Ping requests. I cleared my firewall logs this morning and since being on line for 30 minutes, have recieved 412 logged entries. They all have the same network number 213.122.xxx.xxx (host.in-addr.btopenworld). BT Openworld is also my ISP.
Can anyone describe what this request is and should i be worried about it (eg. port scan being run on my machine?)
As i'm on dial-up, if i disconnect, the same happens as soon as i reconnect. Any help, thanks in advance...
It is one of the recent viruses. It spreads by estbalishing a remote connection (to Win XP machines) and the ICMP is a ping to test whether it is possible to make a connection.
It does get on my nerves (as am with BT Openworld as well) when you see that you've had hundreds of pings when you've only been online for an hour. But no damage is being done and it shows that your firewall is working fine.