• 0
Sign in to follow this  
SDX

Your Computer has been Scanned!

Question

Hi,

[i]As I NEVER seem to get any response from Lavasoft directly via email, I will post my question here on the forum:[/i]
Namely, I received a "pop-up" message from my Ad-Aware Total Security stating: "Your Computer has been Scanned"! :mellow:
(It was not a Virus Scan)
What does this mean then??!
Is there anywhere I can get more info on this "scan"?

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
Hi SDX,
I think, after some googling, it means that a computer on internet has made a port scan of your computer. It searched for a port that could be used to enter your computer, but since you have a firewall it shouldn't be possible to do that. Probably only some kind of information message from Ad-Aware Total Security.
Did you contact Lavasoft support on http://lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/support/supportcenter/contact_support or how did you do it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
[quote name='CeciliaB' timestamp='1345237751' post='138074']
Hi SDX,
I think, after some googling, it means that a computer on internet has made a port scan of your computer. It searched for a port that could be used to enter your computer, but since you have a firewall it shouldn't be possible to do that. Probably only some kind of information message from Ad-Aware Total Security.
Did you contact Lavasoft support on [url="http://lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/support/supportcenter/contact_support"]http://lavasoft.com/...contact_support[/url] or how did you do it?
[/quote]

Hi Cecilia,

[size=4][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Thanks a lot, I never receive a response from Lavasoft Support whenever I contact them! :mellow: [/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]This is my first response to a question I had about Ad-Aware. :) [/font][/size]
[font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Anyway, y[/font][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]ou don't really appreciate a Firewall until something like this happens! [/font] ;)
[size=4][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Do you think this was a deliberate direct attack by some hacker??[/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]It originated from some hosteurope.de in Köln, Germany.[/font][/size]
[size=4][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]I contacted them and they said it was from one of their clients! :glare:[/font][/size] Edited by SDX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Hi SDX,

Yes, a firewall is great :)

There are always some idiots on internet that haven't enough to do and try to break into other persons' computers. They just try different IP-addresses. Nowadays not much is written about it, since so many persons have routers or gateways with firewall, it was more ten years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
You are welcome, SDX! :)

Let us hope that the hackers grow up to responsible adults soon ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this