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Old 09-12-2010, 02:27 AM   #38
fishydaze
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Hello
my earlier posted reply doesn't appear, thought I would try again, sorry if it ends up being repeat...

Went to open Planted Tank site at 8:30 pm 9/11 (directly, not thru link in email) and when the home page opened, Symantec informed me that "An Intrusion Attempt" had been BLOCKED. Thought it was coincidence at first, but noted other's comments thereof.

I explored further in Symantec and found the following information.

"An intrusion attempt by [my computer] was BLOCKED. Application path DEVICE\HARDDISKVOLUMEI\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORE\IEXPLORE.EXE"

Additional Details:
Risk Name: HTTP Phoenix Malicious Toolkit Activity
Severity: High
Attacking Computer: [my computer's name] (my computer attacking my computer?)
Attacker URL:
Destination Address:213.155.18.57, 80
Source: [My computer's IP address, I think]
Traffice Description: TCP, Port [....]

Seems to have successfully blocked for me (and is not reoccurring), but a further warning to others might be good (to ditch their cookies/internet history, update their virus protection and check their firewalls). Oh, and I haven't visited the site in month or more and pretty much ditch my cookies/history every week. But I have the planted tank.net as a home page...
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