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Received Malicious Website Blocked Notification via Skype?


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#1 Bright10A

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 11:10 PM

Hi, I received this notification from Malwarebytes about a malicious website being blocked through Skype. Should I be worried? My PC shows no signs of malware besides this notification but I'd like to be sure. When I searched the ip it blocked it came from China which I found to be strange. Any help with this is appreciated.

 

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 05:17 AM

Malicious Website Blocking (IP Protection) 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. An outgoing IP alert indicates that a process on your system tried to access a malicious IP and was prevented from loading content onto your system. A browser is not required to be running for an alert to occur...just an active Internet connection with processes running. IP alerts are also triggered by banner ads appearing on websites since in some case these ads are malicious. Notification that an outgoing IP address has been blocked does not necessarily mean the computer is infected. Some legitimate programs on your computer (i.e. iTunes, Instant Messenger client, SKYPE, P2P software, web browsers) have access to the Internet and that action can trigger an IP alert if it tried to access a malicious IP address. IP Protection is also designed to block incoming connections it determines to be malicious.

Why does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware block Skype?

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 09:37 PM

So basically I shouldn't be worried that Malwarebytes blocked an incoming ip even though it was from China? I know a lot of hackers come from China and I never see any Chinese ads on Skype which I why I am still a bit worried.


Edited by Bright10A, 16 April 2015 - 09:38 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2015 - 04:32 AM

Malwarebytes is doing its job by blocking this kind of traffic and alerting you about these intrusion attempts.

Hackers use "port scanning", a popular reconnaissance technique, to search for vulnerable computers with open ports using IP addresses or a group of random IP address ranges so they can break in and install malicious programs. Botnets and Zombie computers scour the net, randomly scanning a block of IP addresses, searching for for vulnerable ports (commonly probed ports) and make repeated attempts to access them.
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Posted 05 May 2015 - 08:38 PM

I port forwarded my Minecraft server a long time ago. Could this leave me vulnerable to malware intrusions?






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