This evening I was sitting in a cafe and got repeated messages that someone was trying to connect using NetBIOS, all of which connection attempts were ostensibly blocked.
But, I come home, and turn my machine back on, and find that cookie control, ad blocking, and mobile code control are all turned off, and my site list for privacy protection has been emptied - the extensive list of sites that was there this morning is now gone. I had also set up a couple of firewall expert rules blocking IP address ranges of known malware sources, which are also gone.
I am scanning my system now for spyware and viruses but nothing is being found, and I am very suspicious that my machine has been penetrated through the firewall.
Has anyone seen the privacy settings be turned off and site list disappear like this before? And the expert rules for the firewall itself?
I would much appreciate any explanation anyone might offer here...
Operating System: Windows XP Pro
Product Name: ZoneAlarm Pro
Software Version: 7.0
Message Edited by commsoft on 01-30-200711:17 PM