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Recently I had a redirect issue with my computer. When we'd click to go to certain known websites it would direct us other places. I did a system restore and scanned with Malwarebytes and that doesn't seem to be an issue anymore. However, Malwarebytes keeps saying that it has blocked a potentially harmful incoming intrusion. I looked up the IP and it says it's from China. However, after running more scans there are no results coming back. This intrusion will occur even if we aren't at the computer so it has flagged some concern on my end. Here's the log from the last block. Also, It never shows anything as outgoing.

2012/03/28 11:59:53 -0400 RAD MESSAGE Starting protection

2012/03/28 12:00:31 -0400 RAD Owner MESSAGE Protection started successfully

2012/03/28 12:00:34 -0400 RAD Owner MESSAGE Starting IP protection

2012/03/28 12:01:30 -0400 RAD Owner MESSAGE IP Protection started successfully

2012/03/28 12:01:57 -0400 RAD Owner MESSAGE Executing scheduled update: Daily

2012/03/28 12:03:14 -0400 RAD Owner MESSAGE Scheduled update executed successfully: database updated from version v2012.03.26.04 to version v2012.03.28.05

2012/03/28 12:03:14 -0400 RAD Owner MESSAGE Starting database refresh

2012/03/28 12:03:14 -0400 RAD Owner MESSAGE Stopping IP protection

2012/03/28 12:03:14 -0400 RAD Owner MESSAGE IP Protection stopped

2012/03/28 12:03:21 -0400 RAD Owner MESSAGE Database refreshed successfully

2012/03/28 12:03:21 -0400 RAD Owner MESSAGE Starting IP protection

2012/03/28 12:03:23 -0400 RAD Owner MESSAGE IP Protection started successfully

2012/03/28 13:20:07 -0400 RAD Owner IP-BLOCK (Type: incoming)

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Hello and welcome to the Malwarebytes support forum. Thank you for choosing Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware as your malware security solution, my name is Oscar Rubio and I'll be assisting you today.

Please click on the link below for more information on our IP Protection Module.

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Hello KingRad and welcome to the Malwarebytes forums!

If you had a redirect issue that you were able to resolve but you are still getting IP blocks that are NOT caused by you surfing the net and happen even when you are not using the computer then there is a chance that you are still infected.

If you think you are infected, here are the steps needed to get your computer cleaned....

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Hello and welcome to MBAM:

Just to add to what orubio has already posted....

IP blocks can indicate that MBAM is doing its job of blocking bad content on websites.

They can also occur when running certain P2P and other programs, such as Skype.

For example, please see this recent post by forum Admin AdvancedSetup about IP blocks and Skype.

See this post explaining the issue from a SKYPE support member regarding IP alerts:


Until SKYPE is fully uninstalled, these will continue to appear. However there should not be any reduced functionality in SKYPE.

In some cases the blocks are a false positive.

However, they can also be a sign of infection, especially if the blocks are outgoing and they occur when no browsers are open.

There is more information about the IP blocking module in the FAQ - Section G.

It includes instructions on how to set MBAM to ignore a particular IP, if you wish to do so.

It also contains instructions on how to determine what process might be trying to make the connections.

And you may also research the IP in question at www.ip-lookup.net or a similar site.

On the other hand, if you think the IP blocks might be a false positive, then please read this article before starting a new topic in the False Positives forum.

Alternatively, if you think you might be infected, based on the IP blocks and/or other suspicious computer behavior, then please read the following to begin the cleaning process.

  • Please print out, read and carefully follow the instructions in the "I'm Infected - What Do I Do Now?" article.
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