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Forwarding - to who?

I have this unique problem. May be it is in my head!

Some thing keeps disturbing my computers since 6 years. Settings change. Files disappear. Latest one is firewall is not starting. Virus scan, malware scans all show no result.

I noticed few days ago, that DNS server my router was using was 102 dot something. Googling that ip told me that it is a private address which never goes to internet. Why does it happen? DNS server is provided each time by the ISP unless you give static dns yourself. So which ghost set up dns server to private ip?

I discussed with ISP knowing too well that there will not be any positive outcomes. I have many well wishers around who want to know if and when I change my internet connection, what do I talk on my land line, where do I go. Even to the extent that, they want to know what I throw in my garbage.

Now when I did not get any answers by them, I changed to static dns server. Now there is a log which says my ethernet connection is entering a forwarding state. Google tells me that port forwarding is done for remote access of your system. It is like throwing a snake on a terrified person.

Today I called up router people and had a very long and interrupted talk with them. Still not happy. Because they say that ISP providers can not access your setting page. I know they can.

So the question is where is my connection getting forwarded to? And why?

sfc scannow is supposed to find and fix problems. It did not.

Now I am stuck with working on my forwarded internet connection with my un-firewalled system and very very friendly well wishers.

One more funny thing. My browser firefox in private mode, some times blocks part of my blog post quoting tracking protection. :)

my life is GREAT!!

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