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At the moment, Malwarebytes is popping up almost constantly on my computer when I'm trying to access google. It's blocking the following IP addresses

 

173.194.41.176

173.194.41.177

173.194.41.178

173.194.41.179

173.194.41.180

 

which I gather are all Google!

 

Can somebody advise?

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I had this earlier, Seems to be fixed now.

Update your malwarebytes if it isn't.

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This is not a F/P.

 

My database is up-to-date but I'm still getting these ip blocking messages.

 

Same here, and I've also just had Firefox update as well. No change

 

This is not a F/P.

 

Well, can you explain what's going on and what can be done about it? Would it be safe to whitelist the Google IP addresses?

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Suffering from the same problem. I switched to using firefox which seemed to resolve the problem... until I uninstalled chrome (my default browser). Now I'm stuffed again. Clearly whatever I'm using is smart enough to know what my default browser is. It's driving me crazy!

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Same problem here with both Firefox and IE. Google.com is blocked but google.co.uk is OK. Full scan did not reveal anything.

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Mine seems to be fine, Then again I am a bit of a Computer geek and I have loads of Protection stuff. Anti-Malware, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus. Loads of that plus a Really Secure Homemade browser by me.

Hope that all the people that have been Infected can sort their machines out. Best of luck to you all.

~Evan..

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Doesn't this seem a bit of an unlikely candidate for an infection? Nobody has said that their software has identified a cause, it's all happened to everybody more or less simultaneously, and the process Malwarebytes is objecting to seems to be a fairly normal activity.

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Full malawarebyte scan on my pc reveals nothing...

 

The key question is clearly are those IP addresses google's or not?  If they are then it is false positive. If they aren't then there is some undetected infection.

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"I have loads of Protection stuff. Anti-Malware, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus". Same here though not the home made browser. The block appears only to be triggered when attempting to access google.com. Odd.

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Sorry for the delay, an update is on its way to correct this.

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Any more information on this please?

2014/02/08 20:19:34 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.180 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63976, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:34 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.176 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63977, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:34 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.179 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63978, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:35 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.178 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63979, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:35 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.177 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63980, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:35 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.180 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63981, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:35 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.176 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63982, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.179 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63983, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.178 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63984, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.177 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63985, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.180 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63986, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.176 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63987, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.179 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63988, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.178 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63989, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.177 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63990, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.180 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63991, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.176 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63992, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.179 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63993, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.178 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63994, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.177 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63995, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.180 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63996, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.176 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63997, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.179 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63998, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.178 (Type: outgoing, Port: 63999, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.177 (Type: outgoing, Port: 64000, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.180 (Type: outgoing, Port: 64001, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.176 (Type: outgoing, Port: 64002, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.179 (Type: outgoing, Port: 64003, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.178 (Type: outgoing, Port: 64004, Process: firefox.exe)
2014/02/08 20:19:43 GMT        IP-BLOCK    173.194.41.177 (Type: outgoing, Port: 64005, Process: firefox.exe)

Was it an error or was it malicious?

Thank you.

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It was actually both. The IPs had been found housing malicious content, but should never have been blocked, due to the affect doing such, has on the Google sites.

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