Someone keeps tying to hack into my computer!
April 14, 2007 9:40pm CST
Ever since I've gotten my new computers last month (with Vista Home Premium) I can see when someone tries to hack into my computer. I wrote down and just about recognise this IP whenever I see it as this person tries to attack me 4 times, more or less, a day! When I check the security history it says the intruder has been blocked. Is there a way to stop this person (and others out there) from trying to hack into my computer in the first place?
7 May 07
Make sure that you have a good anti-virus installed .. AVG have a free one and it is excellent. Also a firewall and there are many to choose from. Most computers come with Norton free for 3 months .. we chose instead to install AVG rather than Norton as we had problems with them in the past. It could be the firewall telling you that someone is trying to get in .. or it could be a program that you have installed doing checks on the system every so often. If the situation continues and you think there is a problem .. and the computer is also very new .. take it back to the seller and have them check it out for you. Make sure that you install AdAware and Spybot Search and Destroy, both of which are free. Then run them on a regular basis .. to check there are no problems on your computer. Good luck with this .. most annoying for it to happen .. but probably nothing really and only something on your own computer checking up on you.