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Why does the RIAA scan my PC?

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by bmxon, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. bmxon

    bmxon Member

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    I recently installed PeerGuardian, and it has blocked hundreds of attempts from several companies trying to ping my computer. Most of then occur while I have A P2p application open. Here are the last two IP address and names it blocked:

    12.220.130.17 - National Aeronautics and Space Administration AP2P
    199.126.52.233 - City of Halifax CITY-HALIFAX-NS-CA
    206.181.220.5 - Miami-Dade County AP2P

    My question is why do these companies try to scan/ping my computer? What information do they gain from it? and how does that effect me?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. geestar20

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    they are looking to see if you are downloading pirated movies, they would love to shut down your internet service.
     

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