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Whenever a hacker IP or malicious IP attempts to get into my machine (usually through svchost.exe) Malwarebytes blocks their attempt. This, obviously, is awesome. But please help me understand, before I installed Malwarebytes were these attacks still going on? Was my PC's firewall blocking them without notifying them, and all thats changed is Malwarebytes is also blocking them but its telling me so? I just want to know if its normal to have these attack notifications daily, as I've flushed my PC of any malware (I've taken it to these forums, and we're pretty sure after lots of scans, that i'm malware free). Is malwarebytes the only thing stopping these things getting to my pc, or has there always been something blocking these things? Thankyou for the help!

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i think you might still be infected because as far as i know nothing should be trying to use svchost,exe so please :


Sorry to hear you might be infected.

We cannot work on malware removal in this sub-section of the forum, so please read below for assistance with cleaning your system.

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT use any temporary file cleaners unless instructed to do so - they can cause data loss, making it hard to recover your system.

There are some excellent, self-help tutorials on getting MBAM to run on an infected system in the FAQ: HERE.


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Yeah I've got skype- I don't run it on startup though and I usually don't leave it running for longer than my conversations (1-2 hours or so) but I didn't think that Skype left me vulnerable to attack??

It is just that Skype uses so many IP connections. MBAM often blocks some, it does not mean a problem and Skype is not affected.

If not running on startup then not a problem. Just had to ask.

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I just got an IP alert from an IP in the netherlands, trying to get into spotify.exe. I assume that it was another false positive, or does some malware try to get into spotify? Since I turned my firewall settings to default, the chinese IPs have not been trying to contact me, which is great!

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