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    Default IP address keeps trying to use my computer as a gateway

    Hello, I'm sorta scared. My zonealarm free firewall keeps showing something in the alerts logs that concerns me, under a medium rating.

    When I click on more info it says:

    "ZoneAlarm blocked an incoming data packet that was addressed to port 68 on another computer. The packet was either mistakenly or intentionally routed through your computer. The data packet was sent from port 67 on a computer whose IP address is 174.5.180.1"

    When I look up the ip address on whatismyipaddress.com, it comes from the same ISP that i have, in the exact same city i'm in. Zone alarm says its trying to use the program "svchost.exe" when it does this... and this has happened like 6 times today. The alert log doesn't show a destination IP. should i be scared? Its really bothering me and any light you could shed on it would be wonderful. Am i being hacked?

    My computer is a netbook running windows xp Service pack 3.


    Please do your best to help and inform me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomBom15 View Post
    Hello, I'm sorta scared. My zonealarm free firewall keeps showing something in the alerts logs that concerns me, under a medium rating.

    When I look up the ip address on whatismyipaddress.com, it comes from the same ISP that i have, in the exact same city i'm in. Zone alarm says its trying to use the program "svchost.exe" when it does this... and this has happened like 6 times today. The alert log doesn't show a destination IP. should i be scared? Its really bothering me and any light you could shed on it would be wonderful. Am i being hacked?

    My computer is a netbook running windows xp Service pack 3.


    Please do your best to help and inform me.
    1.) No the Ip (174.5.180.1) is your Internet Providers Server Address

    OrgName: Shaw Communications Inc.


    NameServer: NS8.SO.CG.SHAWCABLE.NET
    NameServer: NS7.NO.CG.SHAWCABLE.NET

    It is Normal for the ISP to Continually check to see if your still online and using their Broadband service and Connect to the Microsoft Windows Program "svchost.exe".. You can Discuss this with your ISP Tech Support..

    2.) *** Please note that netbooks are not officially supported by ZA you may be one of the Lucky that it runs on your computer.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    Microsoft Windows, XP SP2 or SP3 Home / Professional
    32-bit, 1GB RAM
    1 GHz or faster processor
    250MB of available hard-disk space

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    Default Re: IP address keeps trying to use my computer as a gateway

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeV View Post
    1.) No the Ip (174.5.180.1) is your Internet Providers Server Address

    OrgName: Shaw Communications Inc.


    NameServer: NS8.SO.CG.SHAWCABLE.NET
    NameServer: NS7.NO.CG.SHAWCABLE.NET

    It is Normal for the ISP to Continually check to see if your still online and using their Broadband service and Connect to the Microsoft Windows Program "svchost.exe".. You can Discuss this with your ISP Tech Support..

    2.) *** Please note that netbooks are not officially supported by ZA you may be one of the Lucky that it runs on your computer.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    Microsoft Windows, XP SP2 or SP3 Home / Professional
    32-bit, 1GB RAM
    1 GHz or faster processor
    250MB of available hard-disk space

    My netbook meets those requirements and is very powerful. It has 1.66ghz and a gig of ram... and runs everything my laptop does. Its brand new and has more than enough power to run zone alarm and much more at the same time.

    also thank you for sheding light on my situation, i don't feel so scared any more.

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