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Normally I wish to grant an exception to a web site but recently I've had two or three occasions where I wanted to block a web site and Malwarebytes doesn't seem to have a way to do this. Probably I just haven't had sufficient post-eye surgery recovery time.

I want to block a site that appears due to a redirect. The redirect is always blocked but I want to prevent the site that shows up just prior to the redirect. 

The site I want to block is https://authorne.info

Can this be done in version 3.5.1.2522

Thanks,

Jester

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Greetings,

Unfortunately custom block lists are not an option in Malwarebytes at this time so you'd have to use an alternate means to block the site in question such as your HOSTS file or firewall.  Also, if you are running Windows 7 or newer then a new version of Malwarebytes is available, version 3.6.1, and you may install it by opening Malwarebytes and navigating to Settings>Application and clicking on Install Application Updates.

With that said, if you believe the site in question is malicious then you may report it to the Malwarebytes Research team.  To do so, first please read the information in this topic then create a new thread containing the appropriate information in that area of the forums by clicking here and they will review your submission to determine whether or not to add it to the block list for Malwarebytes.

If there is anything else we might assist you with please let us know.

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Thanks Exile360. MB just found the update you referenced. I will see how that works else I will test editing the HOSTS file.

Jester

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You're welcome :)

For what it's worth, the last I heard they did plan on adding the ability to use custom block lists eventually, however it hasn't been implemented yet.  In the meantime using your HOSTS file is a reasonable alternative (I use a rather large one myself, in addition to Malwarebytes).  Just note that if you do end up going the HOSTS route, that if you end up using a large HOSTS file (in the neighborhood of hundreds or thousands of entries or more) then please be sure to disable the DNS Client service otherwise you'll have major system performance issues.  It's not an essential service anyway; it's primarily used for DNS caching which is completely optional and doesn't go well with a large HOSTS file resulting in massive constant CPU usage unless you disable the service.

You can learn more about it here.

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