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Why is IP Blocked in Windows Firewall Still Being Blocked by MB?


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MB has been generating MANY notifications about a specific IP that is scanning my site.  I have created an inbound rule in Windows Firewall to block a specific IP address.  I was under the impression that the firewall would apply its rules before MB was able to detect the incoming IP.  I am still getting the notifications from MB that it is blocking the IP.  Any suggestions or comments are appreciated.

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Greetings,

The Web Protection component in Malwarebytes relies on the same WFP API's as the built in Windows Firewall so they reside at the same level of the network stack.  This is likely the reason you're still seeing the block notifications.  If you are behind a hardware firewall such as a router or switch which includes a firewall then you can block the site that way to avoid the alerts.

That said, it is also possible that the block is a false positive and if you believe this to be the case then please refer to the information in this topic as well as this topic, then create a new topic in the Website Blocking FP area by clicking here and a member of the Research team will analyze the site and remove it from the block database if it proves to be an FP.

I hope this helps and if there is anything else we might assist with please let us know.

Thanks

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3 minutes ago, CanuckInOz said:

The OS is Windows Server 2019.

I was afraid you would say that.

I am sorry to inform you that Malwarebytes Premium (stand alone Home or Business) is not supported on any server OS and is also against the EULA as well.

I know you are going to say that it has always worked but it has never been supported for Server Operating Systems.

Malwarebytes Premium is for non server OS workstations only.

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The proper version is this. https://www.malwarebytes.com/business/ep-server-security/

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