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MBAM detected an Outbound connection to a malicious IP when using a game installer.

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I downloaded the game 'War Thunder' from the game's site and ran the installer. While the installer is connecting I get a popup from Malwarebytes saying there is an outbound connection to a malicious IP Address, I won't post it publicly but if you want it I can PM it to you. Obviously this is a little freaky so I shut down the installer and run a quick run with MBAM and discover nothing. I then ran RKill, which didn't really find anything, and ran another MBAM scan which came up clean. I also discovered an IP in the "Web Exclusions" tab which I didn't add, it wasn't the one which came up in the popup, and removed it. I also deleted a file in quarantine (nothing serious, it was a PUP) which has been there for a few days. I'm thinking it was a false positive but you've got to be careful these days, no?

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My computer is having troubles finding FRST.txt and Addition.txt, come to think of it I may have removed them for some unknown reason when I downloaded MBAM. Should I try a reinstall of MalwareBytes? Is there any other files you can look at?


I've purged some files that were in quarantine and the problems seemed to have subsided. I've deleted the possible virused files and have ceased to get the IP popup and RKill hasn't picked up on any malware processes BUT it says that Windows Defender is disabled. How do you reenable it?

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The FRST log files will be in the same place as where you had the FRST.exe (or FRST64.exe) scanner.  The log files are also located in the C:\FRST\Logs directory.  The logs will tell me why Windows Defender is disabled and if it is proper to reactivate it.
If you can not find the logs, then run a fresh scan with FRST again and post those logs.

Please download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Make sure the Addition.txt option is checked in the Optional Scan section.
  • Press the Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply as well.
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Yes sorry, I was out of town for the weekend. It is needed to mention that I have already deleted and uninstalled all uTorrent files a few weeks ago, but they still appeared in the log. It is also interesting that many programs/games the were deleted or nonexistent showed up as well (all of the Sims2 files were deleted about a year ago). I can give you a list of them if you really want, but here's the files you requested.



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If your MBAM and Webroot Secure Anywhere scans are coming up clean, then I would say you are good to go.  The FRST logs you provided are fine, so unless you need anything else, I would say you are good to go.


I'll leave this open for a day or so for you to reply with any new information if there is.  Thanks.

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Thank you for helping me out.


A few thoughts though: I didn't add any web exclusions to MBAM, but when I looked there was an IP address in there. I removed it and haven't had any problems, it's just strange.


The second one is: how do I re-enable Windows Defender? Again, not having not many problems, but it'd provide peace of mind.

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Windows Defender has been disabled by Webroot Secure Anywhere (which will do the job of both AntiVirus and AntiSpyware).  If you have the Complete version of Webroot, it also monitors your firewall.

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