With a new Windows 10 computer, McAfee Livesafe is reporting nearly 20,000 bad connections blocked. I ran some tests from Gibson Research, including the UPnP Exposure Test and the All Port Scan. The results were 100% stealth.

This is within a home network using WiFi. There are several IoT devices present, for what it's worth.

I use an IQRouter with no custom configurations (no purposefully opened ports). The router can test susceptibility to outside connections, but only by manually testing one port at a time, so I have not run a thorough scan of the router alone.

How can I determine where these blocked connections originate from and what is the nature of those connection attempts? The AV software gives no obvious option to see these details, but I may be overlooking something.

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