How do I find out someones IP address to block them?

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How do I find out someones IP address to block them?

How do I get someones IP address and block them? This person has blocked my home ISP from certain websites and has given one of my computers a virus. This person also announced my ISP address over their internet radio station, which I really think should be illegal. This person is in the computer business and from what I've heard this isn't the first time they have hacked computers. This is just the beginning and I'd really like to get this taken care of before they do something more serious. They are out to hurt me and my business. I already know who the person is. They work in the computer business in my town. I need to know how to find thier IP address and block them please! I already have thier name, address and phone numbers.

   

   

hubby
Re: How do I find out someones IP address to block them?

So first, there is no good way to get the person's IP address unless you can lure them to a particular webpage or get them to open an email that you have setup with a tracker for getting the IP..

But getting the IP is actually the easy part - Once you have the person's IP, what, exactly do you mean by "blocking them"? Blocking them from what? From your computer? that should not even be necessary if your computer is running a newer, fully-patched version of Windows (Vista or Windows 7) with a router/firewall and a current, up-to-date Antivirus, OR, if you are running a current version of OS X (Macintosh) or Linux.. As for them announcing your IP? Again, no big deal if your computer is even moderately protected as i just mentioned.

and.. as for "blocking your home ISP from certain websites" - unless that person owns or controls those websites, i doubt that has happened.. UNLESS the virus you mention is the type that sends out spam without your knowledge and you are now on what is called a 'real time blocking list' - and again, securing your computer (see the previous paragraph) would prevent this..

This person "gave" you a virus? again.. this is easily preventable (see above). If this person tricked you into opening an attachment with a virus that was in an email, that can be prevented by not opening attachments that you dont know are 100% save and/or by securing your computer (seee above, again).

It's probably easier to call your ISP and ask if it is possible to get a new IP and make sure your computer is secured, and above all, ignore the person and don't do anything to fuel their infantile rage.. also, if you have any evidence that this person is truly out cause harm to you and your business, go to your local attorney, and splurge the $100 or so to have him write a scary letter - that will most likely put an end to it..

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Re: How do I find out someones IP address to block them?
Thank you! You're the only person that has given me a clear answer that I understand in all the forums I've been at. I may have more questions for you in the future :-) One of the websites he blocked me from is his own. I have a website myself that I wanted to block him from. I just dont want him to be able to see my site or post on it.
hubby
Re: How do I find out someones IP address to block them?

Blocking him from your website would be hard, because all he needs to do is use a proxy to disguise his IP.. You can do the same thing though! Go to tunnel.com, type in his website, and try it!

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How do I find out someones IP address to block them?
Thank you! It was .net but it totally worked!
Anonymous Visitor
Re: How do I find out someones IP address to block them?
ALSO HE HACKES IN AND FOLLOWES ME
Anonymous Visitor
Re: How do I find out someones IP address to block them?
Thanks! Ok so it totally worked the first time but now I'm getting an error message saying they have too much traffic. Is it most likely just the site or could he be stopping it somehow?
hubby
Re: How do I find out someones IP address to block them?

It could be that the proxy has too much traffic, or he could have blocked it.. Just Google 'web proxy' and use any one of the bazillion others..

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How do I find out someones IP address to block them?
Trying to block an ip address is not going to resolve your issue. If the person truly is a hacker 9/10 times they won't be attacking from their own connection, they will be using 3rd party internet connections which means multiple addresses will be involved. Plus even if you got lucky and did block the source, theres nothing to stop them from attacking from a different connection that's not blocked. This is probably going to be to advanced but if you're curious to see whats happening my suggestion would be to install a network analyzer like Wire Shark and perform some captures. This will give you an idea of where your traffic is going and also give you an idea on how compromised you are by seeing whats going in and out of your system. Your primary concern then should be to remove the virus and make sure your registry is clean (I recommend doing this is safe mode if your using windows). Also make sure all spy ware etc.. is removed and also make sure your system has the latest software/security patches. Depending on what viruses you had, restoring your system may be a good idea since your system has been compromised. Be sure to change your passwords on both your system and also website accounts, and as mentioned before contact your ISP and request a new ip address to be assigned to you. Next you may want to analyze your security... don't rely just on your operating system firewall add a edge/border firewall using a firewall appliance or now a days most routers include a firewall option. This way you will have an extra layer of security and also logs to reference. Good luck :)
Diane
How can I find out where emails are generated from? IP address?
Hi, someone is pranking me by calling the water company and electric company and putting in requests to shut off my utilities via email. They are also signing me up for various magazine subscriptions, landscape, tile and painting quotes etc. Is there any way to diffuse them? They are using MY cell phone number, address and email to put the requests in. I just wanted to know if there was a way to peel off the layers of the emails to see where they are coming from. Any advice?
hubby
Re: How can I find out where emails are generated from? IP ...

Depending on your email provider and how they are sending those emails, you may be able to get the ip from one of the message 'headers'.. But, with the ip the best you can do is get an idea of the general location..but, if the person is smart they would probably disguise their IP address by using a proxy, meaning that the IP would be useless..

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