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Malwarebytes blocks every time I open Chrome. What is this?

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For a few weeks now every time I open my internet browser I get a bubble at the bottom of my screen telling me that Malwarebytes has blocked a potentially malicious website called It says they type is outgoing. And when my browser opens it says it was unable to go to Google Chrome. After that I go to the site I am looking for and there are no other problems.

What I want to know is what is and what does this message mean? Is it something in my computer? If so, why doesn't Malwarebytes get rid of it during a scan?

I'm not a complete computer idiot, but I'm no computer genius either, so please help me understand what this is.

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Hello and welcome to MBAM forum, jgreen: :)

IP blocks can indicate a number of things:

  • They could 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.

  • 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 (and in the Helpdesk-FAQ).

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.

Then please start a new post in the Malware Removal forum.

An authorized, trained malware expert will provide free, one-on-one assistance as soon as one becomes available.

  • Please be patient - it may be 48 hours or more before a helper can assist you, especially when the forum is very busy.
  • Please do NOT "bump" your topic or reply back to it for at least 48 hours.
  • Doing so may cause your topic to be overlooked, as it will appear that you are already being helped.



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