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Imgur links on Firefox blocked. Do I have malware?

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Hi Malwarebytes, thank you for your great software.


Intermittently when I load imgur.com links for Reddit (direct links to .jpg images, not the website), it gets blocked by Malwarebytes but the domain reported is a different one e.g. 'directrev.com'.


1) If I'm loading an image directly, isn't it only contacting the one server? Could I have malware that's redirecting the links to other servers? (Malwarebytes and Windows Defender scans find nothing).


2) Doing the same in Chrome doesn't cause a pop-up, but occasionally the link will just not load. Like it's being blocked, but without the popup.


Any advice on what to do? Should I get rid of my entire Firefox installation and start fresh?



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Hello and :welcome: :

It sounds as if MBAM may be doing its job by blocking bad content on certain web pages.
But we need a bit more information in order to better assist you.

Please read the following and attach to your next reply the 3 requested logs - Diagnostic Logs (the 3 logs are: FRST.txt, Addition.txt and CheckResults.txt)
ALSO: It would help if you also please attach a PROTECTION log to your next reply that shows the IP blocks (instructions are below).
Thank you,

How to get SCAN logs or PROTECTION logs:
(Export log to save as a txt file for posting in the forum when requested)

  • Open MBAM.
  • Click on the HISTORY tab > APPLICATION LOGS.
  • Double-click on the SCAN LOG which shows the date and time of the scan just performed (or the one you are asked to post), OR on the PROTECTION LOG showing the detection you are reporting (or the one that you are asked to post).
  • Click EXPORT.
  • Click TEXT FILE (*.txt)
  • In the "Save File" dialog box which appears, click on DESKTOP.
  • In the FILE NAME box, type a name for your saved scan or protection log.
  • A message box named "File Saved" should appear, stating that "Your file has been successfully exported".
  • Click OK.
  • Please attach the saved log to your next reply here in this thread.
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