Why would ipconfig.exe try to access the internet - without me ruininng the command? Is the PC/Router being attacked?
Posted on 2006-11-08
Today when I started my PC Norton Internet Security 2005 was not running. I switched off the router immediately. Norton said NIS needed activating - I was suspicious because I had renewed the subscription a couple of weeks ago with no problems and everything has been running fine.
The PC (Standalone - Windows XP professional) is kept up to date with all the virus and spyware (norton,spybot, adaware, AOL).
I switched the router back on and activated (again!) everything now seems OK. I did a symantec and shields up scan and cam out perfect (I am paranoid!). I then checked the norton firewall log and I had the following from earlier on is the day: -
"An instance of "C:\windows\system32\ipconfig.exe " is preparing to access the internet"
Why would ipconfig run itsself? - it wasn't me! Does this indicate someone was trying to access the router config?
PS Just lately I have had a lot of file sharing blocked messages are these related?
Please put my mind at rest or otherwise!