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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:39 PM
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Every time I watch Cspan via the web and windows media player lately
I get a virus attack message.

I'm not kidding you. It's happened the last several times I connected to cspan and chose to watch something on my media player.

I'd already been onto the net for hours with no problem. It only happens when I choose to watch something on cspan.

In this climate, with this administration, that makes me nervous --even though Kaspersky thwarts the attempt.

Anyone else have this happen?


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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:00 PM
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1. UDP Port scans ...

These are not attacks, per se, and they are certainly not viruses. They are port scans. If you don't get a dozen of those a day, you're just not trying. :-)

It is either someone scanning a range of IP addresses, looking for open ports to play with, or it is from the service to which you are connecting looking to see if a certain port is available. Neither are much to be alarmed about, assuming you have protections in place that block them.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:41 PM
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2. Thanks for info. I wasn't so much concerned (thanks Kaspersky) as
wondering why it only happens when I stream from cspan.

We have a pretty good firewall at our place so there's good protection, just so curious that I haven't seen it more/other than cspan.

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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 06:34 AM
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3. Test your ports with ShieldsUP!
http://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2

I go here sometimes just to "make sure".
*BTW* I have an D-Link router which blocks all those nasties!
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