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My malwarebytes anti-malware was bringing up 'Successfully blocked access to potentially malicious website: 74.120.16.84'. I was just wanting to know what the number means or soforth. It's not popping up right now but it was a lot for most of the day today(11-05-13). I ran the virus check a day or two ago, I think the pop-up blocker came up yesterday as well so I ran it. Our computer has been fine and still is; no problems, just curious thanks.

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Hello and welcome, cutiepie203: :)

 

Until the staff arrive, please see this KB topic: What does it mean when I get an IP alert about blocking a 'malicious' site?

 

and these posts:

MysteryFCM, the MBAM Researcher who handles IP blocks: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=136048#entry750140

AdvancedSetup, our forum admin, advising a user with a similar IP block: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=136048#entry750209

 

Under the circumstances, the safest course of action would probably be to follow his advice from this pinned topic: Available Assistance for Possibly Infected Computers

A malware expert will help you to look into the matter.

 

HTH,

 

daledoc1

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Thank-you; I really appreciate it, and your time.

I looked up the IP address, and its from an internet ads company.

If I were you, depending on your main browser, I'd download an adblock. I'd reccomend adblockplus.

Usually the issue isn't with the site, but the ads on it.

You can download adblockplus here:

https://adblockplus.org/en/chrome for Chrome.

https://adblockplus.org/en/opera for Opera

https://adblockplus.org/en/internet-explorer  for Internet Explorer

https://adblockplus.org/en/firefox for Firefox

https://adblockplus.org/en/android for Android.

When installed, it has other options too. It can block malicious websites along with ads, make you stopped being tracked, and remove social media buttons from other sites.

Its best do be careful with sites like that without an adblock. In the late 00's (09-11) when I was still a novice to computers, I browsed wikias alot and three times got an infection from a Rogue, "Security Shield".

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Hi, DisgruntledCarthaginian: :)

 

Yes, ABP is a great browser extension to prevent unwelcome advertising.

I use it myself.

Thank you very much for that suggestion.

 

Please be aware, however, that each computer is unique.

Without diagnostic logs & MBAM protection logs, it's impossible to conclude with certainty that installing ABP will resolve Cutipie203's IP block issue (the IPs that are being blocked are NOT false positives), or to say for sure that the computer is not infected.

 

As such, the safest course of action for Cutiepie203 or anyone else experiencing these IP blocks would be to follow the original suggestion and to head over to the malware removal section of the forum to have a malware expert assist with checking the computer for malware or infection.

The help is free.

 

Hi, Cutiepie203: :)

 

You are one of several folks reporting IP blocks on this range.

They are not a false positive.

It may only be indicative of MBAM PRO's doing its job by blocking banner ads or other potentially malicious content on web pages.

However, without seeing the MBAM protection logs and some basic diagnostic scan logs, it's impossible to say for sure.

 

As such, my advice would still be to follow our forum Admin's advice to another OP reporting the same IP blocks and head over to the malware removal section for free help with checking your system to be sure it's clean. 

If you would like to do so, please start with the information here: Available Assistance for Possibly Infected Computers

 

Thanks!

 

daledoc1

 

 

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