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


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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.

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I find out someones IP address to block them?
NO NOT MY FAMILY
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Re: How do I find out someones IP address to block them?
my problem is.. someone is using fake ids to stalk me in facebook, I play alot of games,, if I could get all the isp she is using., I can block all them. if I can get one isp and can see all the fake accounts she has I can block all them how do this.... I know one of her phone number ( land line ) dont know her cell numbers but sure they would be in her or her husband name.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I find out someones IP address to block them?
The problem I am having is I run a website and blog for a non profit foundation. There is one person who comes on the pages and makes comments and removes information off our site and tweets and talks about the foundation. This person is a stalker to us. We have had to block them from our twitter addresses and ban them from our facebook page for the foundation and block them from our personal facebook pages. As they most recently went to our blog and posted a comments I went in and deleted their comment and also edited the page so the space for comments were not available to anyone. So now we are ready to launch an new website and we will be closing the blog down. However the only thing we have to do to have this person totally blocked is to block them from our new website. I contacted the website company and they gave me a code and instructions on how to block this person....but the only thing I need to do is place the IP code to this person into the instructions. And I don't know how to obtain it from this person. I know their twitter account and their facebook account with the about information showing to the public with their FaceBook email address showing and I also know where they post some stuff on another page. Can I use any of these sources to obtain her IP code? If so how? It would be so great if you helped me with this. She also tells others that she mostly posts things from her phone. We ignore this person at all cost...don't want to fuel any fires. And with ignoring them we want our foundation to be safe from them. We try to watch their moves when we see them around so legally if enough is said about us we can involve lawyers but for now till we gather enough we need to protect ourselves. Thank you so much for your help!!
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Hubby
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Re: How do I find out someones IP address on a website

Above all, continue to ignore this person. I have dealt with this kind of person many times at this website and responding in any way just eggs them on.. this is apparently how they get the attention that their mother never gave them.

You will never (without legal recourse) get their IP via Facebook or Twitter.. but, since this person visits your website, it should be a simple matter to get and block the IP. You can install any number of (free!) visitor tracking systems that make it easy to track every IP that comes to the website. By default, without you even doing anything, every IP is probably already logged and stored in a file that you should have access to but these packages make it easier. Depending on what your website is 'built' with (Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, or even plain PHP) you should be able to get add-on modules or scripts that will log the IP every time someone posts a comment. There are also add ons for blocking proxies which cowards like this usually use. The only difficult part i see is that if she posts from her phone, the IP will be different almost every time and you may have to block the entire range of IP addresses for that phone provider which obviously will block other people. If you need more help with this feel free to contact me via my Facebook page (click my picture over on the left) - as I mentioned, i consider myself an expert in a-hole tracking and blocking and I enjoy helping other webmasters.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Is it possible to block an ip address from facebook?
I know you can block people from facebook and use privacy settings for your account. However they can still set up another account and if they search enough find what friends you have and what not. Is there a way to use an ip address of the computer the person you don;t want to search for you and block it from seeing any information about you on facebook. I have the ip number because I have tons of emails from the person?
Diane (not verified)
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?
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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..

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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 Smile
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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?
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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..

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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..

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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 Smile 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.
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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 (not verified)
Re: How do I find out someones IP address to block them?
Thank you! It was .net but it totally worked!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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ALSO HE HACKES IN AND FOLLOWES ME

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