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I think it would be a nice thing to have if when you add and IP to Web Exclusions there was a little more info added.

Right now when you add an IP all you see is Category and the Exclusion.  It would be nice if there was a field that would show what the IP was for, for example a notes section perhaps that said the IP address was for Google or whatever website it was added for.

Hope that makes sense, if not I can try to explain it better.

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Is this not at least partially moot now that individual domains/URLs can be excluded (as well as blocked as of 2.0), not just IP addresses?  If possible, I'd highly recommend only excluding domains rather than IPs anyway, since the safe site you wish to exclude might share an IP address with some nastier malicious content (usually the case if you find we're blocking an IP where a domain lives that you know for a fact to be safe).  If we're blocking something on an IP level rather than a domain level it's likely because there are many malicious pages hosted on that IP.  It's sort of like a heuristics def where we use one big block to stop a whole bunch of malicious content.

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Yes it could be a boot point as you stated, but its still would be nice to have a notes/comments section so one see why the webpage/ip was added.  Lets say for example (and this is only an example), I add an IP/website to block the page so my kids can not get to that page.  It would be nice to know I added it myself and for what reason.

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4 hours ago, Firefox said:

Lets say for example (and this is only an example), I add an IP/website to block the page so my kids can not get to that page.  It would be nice to know I added it myself and for what reason.

If I'm reading this correctly, your example describes a capability that the software doesn't have; i.e. adding custom IPs/domains to the block list.  Certainly, if we had such a capability in the software (which in itself is a nifty idea and one we've long been considering to possibly add one day), then I definitely think having a comments section would be useful.  As for having a comments section for exclusions, I don't see it as being quite as useful personally, but there's certainly nothing wrong with the suggestion either.

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That was just an example, I am quite aware that MBAM does not have that capability...

We have had topics here where folks come by and post saying that there is an IP address that was added to their web exclusions and it was not added by them.  Lets say I am a user on a computer along with three other users.  I happen to go to say my favorite site (that can be deemed dangerous) and its being blocked.  I decide I know the risks and I decided to add it as an exclusion, by using the right click options Add to Web Exclusions.  It would be nice to then be able to go to that section and enter a comment there stating I added it for xyz reason.  That's what I am trying to say...

6 hours ago, exile360 said:

i.e. adding custom IPs/domains to the block list.  Certainly, if we had such a capability in the software (which in itself is a nifty idea and one we've long been considering to possibly add one day), then I definitely think having a comments section would be useful.

Yes that is one nifty idea as well, and I think it would be quite useful as well.

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