enter image description hereToday I was trying to enter my routers admin page. I put the default IP address starting with 192.168. I couldn't login so ran ipconfig, and I discovered that I was assigned a Class A address. I was confused because I didn't change my IP so i typed that A class IP which starts with 10.100 a file downloaded and installed in my computer. I ran network map in Windows 7 and I found a computer not in my network taking the routers name.

Is my ISP hacking me? Thank You

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  • Unlikely an ISP, probably some other malicious actor. You can press the image button in the toolbar above the text box. It should bring up a prompt to upload a photo. – RoraΖ Mar 25 '15 at 15:46
  • thank you, but who would use class A ip address!!! – obdaldh Mar 25 '15 at 16:09
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    @obdaldh The "Class" system of IP addressing is largely considered defunct in favour of classless IP addresses. In addition, if it was a "Class A" address your subnet mask would be (or /8) not – DKNUCKLES Mar 25 '15 at 16:17
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    @obdaldh Many home routers use 10.x.x.x/24 for its default IP scheme. My Comcast router at home uses this. It is common. – armani Mar 25 '15 at 16:33
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    obdalh - without being able to say what that file was, there is nothing useful we can do for you. Personally, I'm not sure there is anything wrong with your network at all. Check all the devices on the network - those 2 linksys icons may be the same device. – Rory Alsop Mar 25 '15 at 23:11

It is highly unlikely that your ISP would hack you, since they can easily (and without a trace) watch all your data go by on the wire.

However, since you said there is a strange computer connected to your network, that sounds like an intruder on your network, perhaps trying to perform a MiTM attack.

You should reset your router to factory settings, use a strong (24 character, randomly generated with special characters) password, disable WEP and WPS, use WPA-2, disable remote access to router panel, and force it to be on a wired connection to access admin area.

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