2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 21, 2014 7:15 PM by baigfare

    Risky connection blocked

    baigfare

      Hi, I 've received a few messages from Mcafee in the past where apparently my PC has tried to access a risky connecton but I havent really typed a websites name or anything like that. Most of the time the city is shown as Seattle from where the IP address is from. Today as well an IP address 54.230.16.3 was blocked even though I'd not tried to access any website other than facebook or outlook. Please if somebody could tell me how to stop that, ill be grateful.

      Thanks

       

      Message was edited by: baigfare on 2/21/14 5:55:53 PM CST
        • 1. Re: Risky connection blocked
          Hayton

          The IP address is for an Amazon server in Seattle. The address does not show up on any of the IP address blacklists I looked at but TrustedSource has just begun to show it as High Risk (hence the block).

           

          Did you get this on a work PC or one at home? Just wondering whether the post needs to be moved to a more appropriate location.

           

          Message was edited by: Hayton on 22/02/14 00:45:40 GMT
          • 2. Re: Risky connection blocked
            baigfare

            Thanks for looking into this matter Yeah, I'm using my personal computer. However, there have been other times as well when somebody from Seattle, USA has tried to connect to my computer and then has been blocked by the antivirus. The reason I'm worried is because I do use my computer for online financial transactions and do I need to take any action to stop my PC from doing so?

            Thanks.