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two pop ups from Online Armor:-
Created 05/02/2012 16:26:01 Summary Firewall: Automatic decision Description C:\Windows\system32\prevhost.exe, Outgoing UDP access allowed to: (tpb.tracker.microsoftarecrazy.net;www.applemad.org) 127.0.0.1:61702 Event type Firewall: Automatic decision(17) Event action Allowed(2)
Created: 05/02/2012 20:01:01 Summary: Firewall: Automatic decision Description: C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe, Outgoing UDP access allowed to: (superduperkomputer.net;runforthehillz.com;vip.veryimportantmadman.org) 127.0.0.1:58610 Event type: Firewall: Automatic decision(17) Event action: Allowed(2)
I cleared my history at the last moment as I thought I was infected,but the above is just about correct in the way OA listed the info-any ideas? Could I have a virus in which the exe files listed above (prevhost.exe and googleupdate.exe) are connecting to the sites in brackets, or are these sites possibly unrelated, and simply some sort of history for '127.0.0.1:xxxx'? Im not entirely clear on UDP access or OA's questionable information window. I have tried a full scan and the system seems clean, aside from some dubiously named sites, lol. This has never appeared before and I have been using OA for months-any ideas? Thanks
127.0.0.1 is 'Home' - any computer you happen to be sitting in front of right now. It's the Home address of any computer (LocalHost). So if OA Firewall re-routed a URL to point to 127.0.0.1 it didn't go anywhere near the internet.
I'm not familiar with Online Armor so don't know why it has started displaying that info in popups now if it didn't previously.
I have cleared the history of OA and I havent had any more warnings, oddly enough. I have spywareblaster,malwarebytes,defender,uac+avast installed along with online armor, and they all pick up nothing suspicious.
What I dont understand is how the two executables in the OA pop ups (prevhost.exe and googleupdate.exe) are related to the websites or connections shown next to them? I know googleupdate.exe uses the net to update (lol-obviously) so I thought.. perhaps what is in brackets, is just a list of past history/connection attempts that used the exact same '127.0.0.1'+port number? I dont know, im not that technical so Ill need to get around understanding it all eventually-thanks
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