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2 minutes ago, dazzknowles said:

This really is the most annoying thing about MalwareBytes. I bought the premium version and now wish I hadn't as the notifications are ridiculous. For now I've disabled all of them which is hardly ideal.

The average user hardly sees any blocks. Could you provide any of the logs for these blocks?

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I don't have the logging option on but here's a screenshot from the Reports pane. This was the same ip/port reported dozens of times and I can scroll 2-3 pages worth of those. The notifications would be OK if they were only reported once per ip/port per time period or, as per the opening comment on the thread, users could just turn off the 'Website blocked' ones.



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-Log Details-
Protection Event Date: 12/2/17
Protection Event Time: 10:11 AM
Log File: 37205652-d749-11e7-bb7d-f46d0448a091.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.236
Update Package Version: 1.0.3394
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 14393.1770)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: System

-Blocked Website Details-
Malicious Website: 1
, , Blocked, [-1], [-1],0.0.0

-Website Data-
IP Address:
Port: [56489]
Type: Inbound
File: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe


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Thanks but the swarm of notifications only happens when the p2p app starts a download and stop a couple of minutes later and the nightly MB scans find no threats and my KAV running side-by-side finds no threats. I did run the FRST tool mentioned in that post you linked to and there was nothing in the scan results that I didn't recognise or couldn't Google to verify. So, thank you for your concern but I'm happy that there isn't something more nefarious going on.

So to get this thread back on topic, the MB notifications need some serious attention. I'd prefer an intelligent de-duplication setup as then users would still be rightly notified but not spammed but anything would likely be better than the current options.

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