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#1 humblerthanhumble


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:26 PM

I have malwarebytes anti-malware and whenever I go to the bitcomet site I get constant message: site was blocked

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I have no idea what this message means.It constantly pops up when I am on the bitcomet site. Am I being attacked by bitcomet? Need help here. Thank you.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:03 AM

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware IP Protection (malicious website blocking) is part of the Protection Module and works after it is enabled. When attempting to go to a potential malicious website, Malwarebytes will block the attempt and provide an alert. Notification that an IP address has been blocked does not necessarily mean the computer is infected.

If you are using peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs (i.e. Limewire, eMule, Kontiki, BitTorrent, uTorrent, BitComent, BitLord, BearShare, Azureus/Vuze, etc) or an Instant messaging (IM) client, be aware they can trigger IP Protection alerts. Why? Because these kind of programs are a security risk which can make your system susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections and remote attacks. Even the safest P2P file sharing programs that do not contain bundled spyware, still expose you to risks because of the very nature of the P2P file sharing process. By default, most P2P file sharing programs are configured to automatically launch at startup. They are also configured to allow other P2P users on the same network open access to a shared directory on your computer.

More information about IP Protection can be found in the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware IP Protection FAQs.

What does IP Protection do?
IP Protection provides an additional layer of security for your computer, by preventing access to known malicious IP addresses and IP ranges...

What does this notification mean?
This notification means quite simply, that an IP address has been blocked. It does NOT necessarily mean you are infected, it simply means a program on your computer (e.g. your browser, IM program, P2P program etc), tried accessing a malicious IP address...

Other FAQs about IP Protection
How does it do this?
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I got an alert and I wasn't even surfing, how's that happen?
I received a notification on a safe site, why?
How do I disable this?
I got an alert for an IP or website I think is safe, how can I report it?
Does the IP Protection replace my firewall?
Where do I find the IP Protection logs?
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:05 AM

bitcomet.exe is a BitTorrent client. The messages you see is MBAM blocking access to some of the peers your BT client is connecting to, because they are classified as malicious.

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