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I ran my first full scan today and MB found 2 threats. I thought I deleted them. Now, every few minutes I get a pop up on the bottom right hand sde of my screen that "MalwareBytes successfully blocked access to a potentially malicious website" and then it gives the IP address. Below that it says "Outgoing" and then gives a Port number. The IP address is not always the same and the port number is not always the same. They usually come in waves of 4-5 at a time. Then stop for a while. Does this mean I am still infected?

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Hello and welcome, babysgator: :)

IP blocks can indicate a number of things:

  • They could indicate that MBAM is doing its job of blocking bad content on websites.

  • 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 topics HERE and HERE).

They also contain instructions on how to determine what process might be trying to make the connections.

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, your scan results, 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.

HTH,

daledoc1

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