Invasive Computers

  garbrett 16:41 26 May 08

I keep getting a window telling me that an other computer wants to connect.

I then click on "do not trust". I then go onto properties and click on "block this computer" but I still keep getting the message. Is there something embedded in my computer?

How can I stop this please?


  skidzy 16:51 26 May 08

Is this your firewall telling you this ?

Or is someone trying to connect to your router (if using a router) ?

Bit more info is needed.

  Diemmess 17:24 26 May 08

You haven't left a pen drive or external card reader plugged in have you?

It shouldn't happen, but sometimes does that a peripheral plugged in at startup, will muck about until you realise why the PC is not behaving.

  garbrett 17:43 26 May 08

The window is a message from my security
PC CILLIN so I presume it is my firewall.
I am using a router.
thanks for responding

  skidzy 17:47 26 May 08

We really need to know the details of this other computer,does PC Cillian offer any other info,if so post those details here.

It could just be a piece of software trying to update.

  garbrett 19:31 26 May 08

IP address192.168.1.254
MAC Address00:120c:1e:22:6e
Status- unknown
No Computer name

Thats all of the information I have received.
The fact that it could be software trying to update sounds quite feasable. Maybe I'm getting paranoid.

  skidzy 19:37 26 May 08

I believe that to be your routers address,looks like you maybe having a loopback.

Is your internet and email stable ?

Check your routers configuration page and see if the mac address tallies with yours...this maybe listed against the computers name.

  skidzy 19:28 27 May 08

Just for future reference,please keep all replies to your thread (here).

I do appreciate the emails and appreciation thankyou, but the email envelope is for personal invites only.

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( Thanks for your help. It must have been what you said as since I set my firewall to default I haven't had the problem. Thanks ).

Just to add,you may have set the firewall to default but this will ask you a few permissions of allow/deny-block etc.

If your unsure of these requests,just asks here and we can see what we can do for you.

Hopefully you are sorted now,good luck.

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