This page will show you how to Block an IP Address from being scanned by our security audit. Once entered, scanning your IP address will NOT be possible.
Sometimes people attempt to abuse the system or mistakenly scan their ISP or Proxy provider’s ip address. If your IP was scanned by us and you did not request this scan, you can permanently prevent this from happening again.
A great example would be a school that sends all their internet users out one device that, to the outside world, appears to be coming from one IP address (that device could be a proxy server, router, etc).
John, a student at the school, hears about our free security scan and decides to audit his computer; the security scan occurs on the router rather than his computer. John’s classmate Mary decides to scan her computer as well, but as with John, Mary doesn’t realize the scan took place on the router and not her computer.
When the audits are completed, the system administrator sees that security scans are being performed against the school’s router by our IP address of 126.96.36.199.
This Block IP Address page allows you, or as in the above example, the system administrator to block the address in the grey box from being audited in the future.
If you are here to check your computer’s security or learn more about the internet, please select one of our security audits from the menu on the left.
We have detected your IP address to be 188.8.131.52.
Note: When you click the block button, the change is immediate and further auditing will not be possible from this address. NOTE: YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO USE OUR FIREWALL TESTS afterward.
If you want to block an ip address from visiting your site, then add this to your .htaccess file. Simply add more IP lines as you need them.
deny from 192.168.1.100
deny from 172.31.255.100
deny from 10.255.255.100
allow from all
If you want to block an entire range of IP addresses, try this:
deny from 192.168.
deny from 10.0.0.
allow from all