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Just out of curiosity, which notifications are you trying to disable?  For example, are you seeing frequent web blocks while using a P2P application such as Skype or a Bittorrent client, or is it something else?  I ask because there may be other ways of eliminating the notifications if they have a particular cause without necessarily disabling all notifications.

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1 minute ago, exile360 said:

Just out of curiosity, which notifications are you trying to disable?  For example, are you seeing frequent web blocks while using a P2P application such as Skype or a Bittorrent client, or is it something else?  I ask because there may be other ways of eliminating the notifications if they have a particular cause without necessarily disabling all notifications.

yes it's when using torrent program, it says it found a trojan on an ip adress, but I know that there is no actual trojan, it's just the ip is suspicious because it has been used in malicious ways before etc etc. But not a threat to me in this context. So I dont want that notification popping up constantly when there is no threat. I wish there were a way to ONLY disable that notification, but I dont know how to.

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Yes, I was going to suggest excluding it from Web Protection if it was a P2P application.  To do so, please exclude the main executable for your Bittorrent client using the method described under the Allow an application to connect to the Internet found in this support article and that will stop your Bittorrent app from being blocked by Malwarebytes while still retaining full protection for all other applications and system components.

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18 hours ago, exile360 said:

Yes, I was going to suggest excluding it from Web Protection if it was a P2P application.  To do so, please exclude the main executable for your Bittorrent client using the method described under the Allow an application to connect to the Internet found in this support article and that will stop your Bittorrent app from being blocked by Malwarebytes while still retaining full protection for all other applications and system components.

But should I actually exclude the program from web protection? Im only interested in not having to have to click on that popup all the time. What I would really like is for MB to only protect against actual threats in the program, what it finds is not an actual malware (even though it says it is, it's kinda deceptive imo).

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The issue is that Bittorrent, like all P2P applications, uses a wide array of IP addresses for downloading content which includes IPs shared by actual malicious sites, so when a server is included in Malwarebytes' Web Protection block list it gets blocked no matter what application is communicating with it.  How you deal with that is up to you, and we've given you multiple options on how to do so, but unfortunately there is no way for Malwarebytes to know whether or not a specific connection to a known malicious server is benign or not.

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On 11/25/2019 at 5:59 AM, exile360 said:

The issue is that Bittorrent, like all P2P applications, uses a wide array of IP addresses for downloading content which includes IPs shared by actual malicious sites, so when a server is included in Malwarebytes' Web Protection block list it gets blocked no matter what application is communicating with it.  How you deal with that is up to you, and we've given you multiple options on how to do so, but unfortunately there is no way for Malwarebytes to know whether or not a specific connection to a known malicious server is benign or not.

I dont mind those IPs being blocked since they are know for malicious actions, it's ok to block them, my bittorrent works fine anyway. The main problem is the intrusive notification that I am not interested in seeing; and as it is I cant select to block only those notifications, it's still all or nothing as it has always been with MB (why not expand on this feature with the 4th iteration in the MB series?).

So, I dont know if you fully understand the issue here: I dont mind MB blocking those IPs, by all means block them out, but please allow me to disable notifications for these "pseudo" detections that aren't actually detecting anything other than a connection to an IP known for malicious actions. I mean say MB actually found something it thinks could be an ACTUAL trojan, or virus, or what have you... I'd like to be notified about that. You understand the difference? ACTUAL malware versus IP that has been know to do malicious actions. There's a pretty important distinction here. I'd like both to be blocked sure, and I'd like to be notified whenever MB thinks it has found ACTUAL malware. But please let me say no thank you to the spam notifications about connections to suspicious IPs.

The Play mode would have been a good idea except that it blocks ALL notifications when said app is running, right? I dont want to block ALL notifications, I'd still like to be notified if there is ACTUAL malware found.

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Yes, I understand what you're saying.  The point I was trying to make is that Malwarebytes doesn't make such distinctions, one of the big reasons being that frequent IP blocks to a malicious server from an application on your computer could indicate the presence of an active infection such as a Trojan, bot or malware downloader, or a backdoor attempting to access a malicious command & control server.  In such a scenario seeing frequent IP blocks might indicate that the system is infected and the alerts would make the user aware that something suspicious is going on when they see such frequent blocks thus notifying them that they need to take a closer look, either by performing a scan or by seeking assistance from a malware removal specialist (a service we provide free to all on our forums here).

With that said, yes, it would be nice if there were a way to selectively disable notifications for specific events and/or applications (like P2P apps), however they have not implemented such a capability yet, though I expect that they will eventually as it has been requested previously.

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1 hour ago, jayman1000 said:

The main problem is the intrusive notification that I am not interested in seeing; and as it is I cant select to block only those notifications

 

On 11/23/2019 at 7:31 PM, Porthos said:

I would use the play mode to exclude your torrent app.

The play mode will do that. Stop notifications when torrent is open but still protect you. Give it a shot. You can always remove it from play mode if you wish.

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