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High Amount of Risky Connections Blocked

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Within a course of two days, the McAfee firewall has blocked at least 844 risky connections. 

Should I be concerned? I've already ran a full scan on my system and nothing turned up.

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Re: High Amount of Risky Connections Blocked

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@Pxartist 

Our article will help you to know about the protection of cryptojacking.  This article will brief about the risky connections blocked in your pc Your McAfee software blocked risky connections

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Re: High Amount of Risky Connections Blocked

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The 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.10 are private IP Address, those most likely correspond to devices on your LAN. Have you trusted your home network under the "Privacy Menu" ---> Protect Network   ?

 

The other ones are most likely just bots scanning for open ports. I don;'t think you have anything to worry about, the connections were blocked so nothing was able to get in.

Re: High Amount of Risky Connections Blocked

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A few days ago, my system was afflicted with a cryptojacking virus. Due to the rapidly rising temperatures and slow scan rate of the antivirus, I decided to perform a system reset. 

Is there any way to tell if the virus was fully removed from the system? 

Would the high number of risky connections blocked be a sign that it is still present, as well as the fact that my system is now more prone to heating up to 70 - 80 degrees Celsius when it used to only stay at around 40 degrees even when under moderate load?

Re: High Amount of Risky Connections Blocked

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@Pxartist 

Our article will help you to know about the protection of cryptojacking.  This article will brief about the risky connections blocked in your pc Your McAfee software blocked risky connections

Regards
Siva

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Re: High Amount of Risky Connections Blocked

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If I were you, I would download and install the free version of Malwarebytes, update it, and do a full scan with it, including enabling the rootkits option. If that comes up OK, then you may have some other kind of problem with your browser.

However, it is possible for a browser to get messed after malware removed, so you might also need to fully uninstall your browser, delete any profiles if it is Firefox, and install a freshly downloaded version.

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Re: High Amount of Risky Connections Blocked

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The risky connections blocked is a normal McAfee security history and can be high depending on use. My worry would be why the temperature increase try  checking with task manager what program is causing this. IE high disk usage or cpu. The Malwarebytes suggestion is a good one as well.

Just ensure that the full version with real time scanning is not installed or at least that feature deactivated as it may clash with McAfee.

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