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Can anyone tell me how to figure out why explorer.exe is attempting to reach this ip? WHy is maleware bytes reporting from explorer.exe? Is this a catchall for unknown origins? Is there a way to drill down to a process list?

I am an expert at malware removal however this malwarebyte log is driving me nuts. I dont have any rootkits or infections and this is happenning for the last few days almost nonstop.

2012/02/29 13:28:20 -0500 MARCHOMEPC Marc IP-BLOCK 222.231.8.226 (Type: outgoing, Port: 51117, Process: explorer.exe)

2012/02/29 13:28:20 -0500 MARCHOMEPC Marc IP-BLOCK 222.231.8.226 (Type: outgoing, Port: 51118, Process: explorer.exe)

2012/02/29 13:28:20 -0500 MARCHOMEPC Marc IP-BLOCK 222.231.8.226 (Type: outgoing, Port: 51119, Process: explorer.exe)

2012/02/29 13:28:20 -0500 MARCHOMEPC Marc IP-BLOCK 222.231.8.226 (Type: outgoing, Port: 51120, Process: explorer.exe)

2012/02/29 13:28:20 -0500 MARCHOMEPC Marc IP-BLOCK 222.231.8.226 (Type: outgoing, Port: 51121, Process: explorer.exe)

2012/02/29 13:28:20 -0500 MARCHOMEPC Marc IP-BLOCK 222.231.8.226 (Type: outgoing, Port: 51122, Process: explorer.exe)

Sorry this is my first post on this forum just move this if Im in the wrong forum.

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Hello and welcome to Malwarebytes

I don't believe explorere.exe should be accessing the Internet, and I understand you mentioned that you were an expert an removing malware, but perhaps there is something on you computer that is not being detected. Your best bet is to get help from our experts and they can review your logs to see what is causing these blocks. Please follow the instructions below.

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