Something new seems to be going on with my internet connection and my ZL6 Security Suite . (WinXP, btw)
Before , the first IP address to show on the log was always incoming from my isp. But now it goes like this :
Outgoing 18.104.22.168 IGMP.MCAST.NET
Incoming 22.214.171.124 IGMP.MCAST.NET
Routed , to a different IP address that seems to trace back to a branch of my isp
Then the my usual ip address that used to come first shows up.
This has only been going on for the past week . I am wondering what I am connecting to , what is being sent out of my computer, etc. Everything is set to high ,and ZoneAlarm says it's blocking everything , but it always says that ! I've been hacked at least 10 times in the past year and ZoneAlarm seems powerless to do anything to prevent it.(I wipe the hard drive and do a total reinstall every time .) Scans say nothing is wrong . GRC port scans come back as all good.
I spoke to my isp about it, and they seem to think something is not right too. But, they really have no solutions . As usual , I get the well meaning offshore tech people who give me the standard pat answers that don't address the problem. (For example, one of them told me today to reset my IE page to the isp home page, which has nothing to do it.I don't use IE anyway - bad idea. )
This is a another re-installation of ZL6, only a week old , recently updated . Since the update, it says it's blocked 0 intrusions since install , even though it's logging everything it's blocked .
My plan right now is to unistall ZL6 , reinstall, and then do the updates again and see what happens. I would appreciate any other advice anyone has , thanks .