Just happened to be checking my laptop AVAST firewall settings today, and I totally by chance happened to spot something that I had never seen before, and for which I have no idea to how long my computer has had this setting. i.e. AVAST firewall setting states that my computer is currently connected to "a firm which is a direct competitor" followed by the type ofEthernet Controller being used (which upon a run of BELARC I have confirmed that the Ethernet Controller is the actual driver that my laptop is using).
Also, it should be noted that I am using ATT DSL service.
Is this likely to be a clerical error of some kind by ATT?
Or is this something which might be more sinister, and for which I should seek professional security review. And if the likelyhood of it being something sinister are high, then what type of independent security expert should I be looking for??
It does not seem to me to be a good idea of contacting ATT about this, UNTIL AFTER I have gotten confirmation from an independent expert.