I have a problem that has been going on for at least 6 weeks.
I have Time Warner for my Internet provider and some websites hosted at GoDaddy.
From what GoDaddy tells me the reason I can not view my websites from home office and can't connect to their FTP server is because of a brute force attack on their FTP server originating from my IP address. I had my ISP change my IP address and within 15 minutes GoDaddy had blocked me again because their FTP server was still getting the brute force attack traffic from my new IP address.
I figured it was a problem with GoDaddy, so I set up a new hosting account with 1and1.com but after 4 hours they were blocking my IP address as well because they say they saw too many failed login attempts, just as GoDaddy had.
So, I did a complete shutdown of all my equipment (2 times) for 8 hours overnight, and even unplugged the cable from the cable modem and they still claim that they're seeing the attack traffic coming from my IP address. Neither Time Warner (my ISP) or GoDaddy seem to be able to help me fix this problem. I have run AVG, Malwarebytes, and Rootkit, but nothing has been found. GoDaddy had me send a WireShark trace and they did not see anything, but they can not look at the packets hitting their FTP server because of the volume. I am at the highest level of support at GoDaddy, Time Warner and 1and1.com, but they are are baffled and keep blaming my machine even when I've had it shut down.
I would appreciate any help, as I am about to give up building websites because of this.