How do I resolve "Detected Port Scanning Attack" notifications?

KB Solution ID: SOLN2951|Last Revised: October 15, 2013

Issue

  • "Detected Port Scanning Attack" notification (see Figure 1-1)

Important!

The notification below indicates that ESET Smart Security has detected and blocked an intrusion attempt. It does not indicate that your system is infected.

Figure 1-1

Solution

Important!

If the Personal firewall is blocking a program or network resource that you know to be safe, you can exclude it using the following Knowledgebase article: 


If you are not sure whether the detected IP address is safe, we recommend that you create a firewall log and contact ESET Customer Care for support. To do so, see the following Knowledgebase article:

 

Part I: Update ESET Smart Security and run a Computer scan

  1. Ensure that Virus Signature Database Updates are downloading properly (these will include ESET Personal firewall module updates whenever they are available):

     
  2. Run a Computer scan using ESET Smart Security to make sure that your system is not infected:

  1. If ESET does detect an infection, follow the steps in the Knowledgebase article below. Otherwise, continue to Part II.

Part II: Disable intrusion detection notifications

If your system is not infected, and you want to disable Detected Port Scanning Attack notifications, follow the steps below:

Important!

Remember that these notifications indicate that ESET Smart Security has detected and blocked an intrusion attempt – they do not indicate an infection. ESET will continue to block these attacks even after notifications are disabled.

  1. In the main program window, press the F5 key on your keyboard to access Advanced setup.
     
  2. Expand Network   Personal firewall and click IDS and advanced options.
     
  3. Deselect the check box next to Display notification after attack detection and click OK to save your changes.

    Figure 1-2
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To re-enable these notifications, repeat steps 1-2 above, then select the check box next to Display notification after attack detection and click OK.

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