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    This is a discussion on Anti Virus within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; right ive just got antivirus internet security to protect my computer, and when i go to firewall settings, it sais ...

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      Anti Virus

      right ive just got antivirus internet security to protect my computer, and when i go to firewall settings, it sais that im connected to Easynet, what is that ?


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      Re: Anti Virus

      Don't worry.

      Sky bought out the Easynet network sometime ago now. Rather than go in and change the Easynet equipment and get a whole new range of IP addresses, they've incorporated both.

      It sound's like your software is using old information and isn't as up to date as perhaps it should be.

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      Re: Anti Virus

      okai thanks thought i got hacked and changed isp :/ how do i update it

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      Re: Anti Virus

      Quote Originally Posted by harty10 View Post
      okai thanks thought i got hacked and changed isp :/ how do i update it
      How you update your AV software will depend on which one it is. Whether it will correctly identify your ISP is down to the software vendor updating their records.

      Sky announced the purchase of Easynet in October 2005. Other members may know when the purchase went through, alternatively you could search the web.

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      Re: Anti Virus

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Don't worry.

      Sky bought out the Easynet network sometime ago now. Rather than go in and change the Easynet equipment and get a whole new range of IP addresses, they've incorporated both.

      It sound's like your software is using old information and isn't as up to date as perhaps it should be.
      The reverse DNS entries for the Easynet network have not been changed since sky bought Easynet. The firewall is presumably checking the reverse DNS for the OP's gateway address, which will be cr0.<BT exchange name>.uk.easynet.net.

      Eg Portsmouth is cr0.sdpcntc.uk.easynet.net

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      Re: Anti Virus

      Interesting. Thanks for that Fuzzy Logic, although I'm not on the exchange you mentioned, I just completed a tracert and my exchange must have once been Easynet too.

      I ran the IP addresses through IPTNetInfo and it reported a mixed response:

      89.200.128.46 Network name= Easynet-overlay-network Owner Name= BSkyB Broadband
      89.200.133.62 (the next point) gave the same response. After that it went out of Sky's network.

      If I punch in the IP address my router is on (94.12.???.???) it comes up as Sky on both counts.

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      Re: Anti Virus


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      Useful Utilites

      https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

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