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Re: protection help


Jim
re > Doesn't ZoneAlarm come with a
help file or printable manual you can read to explain the basics ?
Yes, it's not always as helpful as it was in this case - see the quote below that said essentially the same thing you wrote.

Actually, it's getting better, pop up notices are becoming fewer. AdAware found nothing but a lot of cookies and I rescanned with the AVG update and everything is clean. All that's left to get now is Search & Destroy, which I hope to get to soon.

All of you have bee really great helping me with this. I feel well protected now and back in business. I'm not quite as helpless on the computer as I must have sounded, but sometimes I do have difficulty with something that I feel has been badly written or designed. Thanks to all of you who made suggestions and offered help.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "James R. Fisher" <garrideb@well.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] protection help


Kitty wrote:
I'm sure I'll get through it but...
Now it says "Zone Alarm Security Alert. The firewall has blocked Internet access to your computer (FTP) from 85.17.40.189 (TCP Port 44096) (TP Flags: S).

How am I supposed to make sense of that? And it's not an option. It's just blocked. I wonder if it's something I might have wanted. This time Help was decent - "ZoneAlarm prevented a remote computer from connecting to port 21 on your computer. This connection attempt was probably a port scan trying to find unprotected FTP (File Transfer Protocol) servers."
<snip>
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
It means some outside host, 85.17.40.189, was trying to get into your machine via FTP. I can tell from that address that the machine lives in the netforce.nl domain, which is in the Netherlands, and likely up to no good. Almost never will you want any machine to FTP TO your machine, so all such can be blocked by default. Doesn't ZoneAlarm come with a help file or printable manual you can read to explain the basics ?
-jrf
--
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 100 F [38 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]

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