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Malwarebytes keeps blocking an outbound effort


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#1 bellesfleurs

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:10 PM

I need help with this problem, but in a different way.

 

Malwarebytes keeps blocking an outbound effort -- and I don't want to exclude it, I want to find the file responsible (but I can't read the directory path) and delete that file  --

 

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I'd like Malwarebytes to continue to block, but stop popping up every second or two.  Maybe quarantine it or something?

 

Please help.



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#2 buddy215

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:49 AM

Welcome to BC...

 

You can block Third Party cookies...also known as ad and tracking cookies from installing in your browsers. Once blocked, run CCleaner to remove the existing ones.

How to disable third-party cookies in all major web browsers

 

If you don't have an ad blocker I suggest using Adblock Plus. Once installed click on the ABP icon at the top of the browsers and choose Filter Preferences. Then UNcheck

the box next to Allow some non-intrusive advertisements.

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Use the programs below to clean, remove adware and remove malware. You have MBAM installed but run a scan using it and post its log if it finds anything.

 

Instructions for posting MBAM log:

  • Once the scan is complete, make sure that the first checkbox at the top is checked (which will automatically check every detected item), then click on the Quarantine Selected button
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Posted 07 October 2017 - 03:38 PM

Thanks for your generous reply. I'll bookmark it for future reference.

 

I don't think this is my problem. For one thing, I don't think it's an ad problem, and I already use (and love) AdBlocker.

 

It's a Malwarebytes problem. I've attached a screen cap. 

 

Malwarebytes is blocking a site I do NOT want to exclude from being blocked. But the software gives me no other options. I can't stop this notification unless I exclude the site and allow my computer to connect to it, which I DO NOT WANT. I can't find the offending file on my harddrive (not enough info), and I've even tried a number of other pieces of software incl SpyBot and even (ugh) Comodo. 

 

 

Closing this alert only keeps it closed for literally one second or less, so it's constantly popping up and is sometimes very much in the way. And it's annoying as hell. 

 

SURELY there's something I can do about this other than allowing the blankety-blank outgoing connection to take place -- ??

 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 04:32 PM

It's possible that those programs will remove the problem....gotta start somewhere. I just did a search using coin-hive.com and found this:

coin-hive.com Website Blocked Message - Resolved Malware Removal Logs - Malwarebytes Forums

 

According to that it was an extension in Chrome that had been hacked by coin-hive.com

 

I don't know which browser of yours has the problem. But if you run those scans and post the results I will know a lot more including

the browser(s) you use.


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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 06:15 PM

Thanks so much. I'm running Chrome and have a goog.ly URL shorterner as one f my extensions -- or had. I just removed it. 

 

However, in the interim, my problem MAY be resolved. After some combination of keys, I ended up having Task Manager ask if I wanted to suspend operations for Malawarebytes. (I'd actually looked for that option previously but didn't find it.)  I chose yes -- and while it's still apparently operative, I'm not getting those damnable pop-ups. If / when they return, I'll come back and try to follow those instructions.

 

I'm SO impressed with BC. I've downloaded some amazing software in the past. Thanks bunches.


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 06:55 PM

I suggest you reactivate MBAM and test to see if that same extension was the cause. It certainly is most likely. I've seen reports

in the last month or so of criminals buying apps that are already in Google Play list of approved apps and then inserting their malware/ adware

into them. Then releasing updates to the apps.

 

You're welcome


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:12 PM

Thanks. Malaware is active. I didn't see that it stopped being active, which was my fear after I selected the option to end task. We'll see how it goes. Thanks again.






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