Dec 16, 2011 12:41 AM
Volunteer SiteAdvisor Reviewer
Mid-Atlantic region (United States)
(Please note: I am just a volunteer, not employed by McAfee/Intel)
At 2:12 p.m. December 15th, another computer of mine's firewall attack detection log recorded a multiple port scanning attempt by McAfee. The IP address recorded in the log entry was 188.8.131.52. Both the ARIN WHOIS database and hphosts confirm this IP belongs to McAfee.
You will explain your intrusive attempts to breach my computer's security to my satisfaction at once! McAfee has absolutely NO business whatsoever attempting to breach my computer's security system! Such actions are criminal and will be dealt with accordingly. should you fail to cease and desist immediately.
Interesting post.What exactly have you observed?Just curious.
To be quite frank...I'm so angered by McAfee's intrusion that I have decided to have nothing further to do with them or this site. I sent a PM to Dinz...who hasn't had the decency to reply. Well, two can play that game.
Well I have seen a few things in the past that made me curious but .....left it alone.As far as Dinz not sure.My guess is he is off on weekends.Just a guess.
It's bad enough to have Chinese-based IP addresses making multiple daily port scanning attempts to breach one of my computer's security. When McAfee begins engaging in this suspiciousl activity...that is cause for serious concern. They are supposed to be engaged in the business of providing computer security products. not attempting to break into user's computers! There is absolutely NO excuse for this conduct on the part of McAfee.
Is it in a network or linked in any way to a McAfee protected computer? Or does your ISP provide protection by McAfee as that could be another reason?
My incoming events is jam-packed with similar stuff and I would be glad to see a legit company such as McAfee in there for a change. Thank goodness they are all blocked.
They aren't all malicious probes I suspect.
Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 17/12/11 5:19:27 EST PM
The computer is NOT part of a network...it is a standalone and NOT linked to any McAfee products or computers with McAfee on them.. Although, my ISP offers free McAfee protection...if the customer wants to download it...on this particular computer I do NOT have McAfee in use, but utilize a 3rd party AV, firewall, and two anti-malware programs (only one scans in real time, the other is strictly for on-demand use).
Message was edited by: spc3rd on 12/17/11 5:58:36 PM EST
Then I can't enlarge on it then. Dinesh hopefully may spot this when he's next on. He's either on days off or on vacation as I haven't seen him here for a few days.
Sorry for the deferred response, was away for the week ends . This specific port scanning by McAfee would be with the intention of blocking any suspicious port attack that might occur to the PC by any external source . Let me check this with the Firewall team and get back to you .
Thanks for the preliminary response, Dinesh!
Please be advised of the following information:
1. The computer here that was scanned by McAfee is a standalone; it is NOT connected to ANY network, it is NOT connected to any other computer which does have McAfee products on it, nor does this computer which McAfee scanned have ANY McAfee software products on it at all! (Only another standalone computer I have has McAfee AV software and SA on it).
Message was edited by: spc3rd on 12/19/11 12:37:13 PM EST