Intrusion attempts

  kimmwood 22:20 20 Mar 2006

over the last few days my norton keeps popping up warning me of intrusion attempts like the example below
im on a single pc (no network) on winxp sp2 so it would seem from norton website that this is not a threat - but it keeps happening.
from the ip address it seems to be a nearby number with the same isp as me
i cant get any response from my isp (bt) and also notice that my neighbour has the same problem also on bt
ive turned off the warnings and the firewall is doing its job - will it stop in the end or should i do more
ive run virus scans, updated windows etc
Details: Attempted Intrusion "MS ASN1 Integer Overflow TCP" against your machine was detected and blocked.
Risk Level: High.
Protocol: TCP.
Attacked IP: xxxx(81.151.xx.xx).
Attacked Port: netbios-ssn(139).

  ACOLYTE 22:22 20 Mar 2006

Probably your ISP pinging you connection.

  VoG II 22:22 20 Mar 2006

Turn off the alerts and surf secure in the knowledge that Norton is protecting you.

  kimmwood 22:23 20 Mar 2006

sorry i dont understand what you mean
could you explain

  ACOLYTE 22:25 20 Mar 2006

Sometimes ISP's will randomly ping a pc to test the connection strenght and line quality.They could have done 1000's of pc's at once not just yours.

  kimmwood 22:27 20 Mar 2006

but its been happening about every hour for a week
does this make sense

  ACOLYTE 22:32 20 Mar 2006

They may be doing upgrades or repairs on the lines/exchange and are testing to see if everything still works as it should.

  VoG II 22:34 20 Mar 2006

You really do not need to worry about this. It is called 'handshaking' and it is computers communicating with each other. If this didn't happen the internet would not work. Turn off the alerts.

  ACOLYTE 22:38 20 Mar 2006

Im with VoG™ just enjoy the PC and let Norton do its job.

  kimmwood 22:41 20 Mar 2006

thanks folks
its just never happened before
cheers for your quick help and advice
great forum

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