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Malwarebytes blocks allowed apps. I allowed an app several times but it still gets blocked (Outbound connection).

1) I opened up the connection log, and allowed this app.  Did not work.

2) I opened: Rules Panel, Create new rules, Browse to allow. Did not work.

3) I opened: Rules Panel, right click, allow. Did not work.

Your help would be really appreciated .

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  • AdvancedSetup changed the title to Malwarebytes Binisoft Firewall Control blocks allowed apps
19 minutes ago, Geoge said:

Please find log files attached. Cheers.

Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control support is handled by Binisoft at this time. You can contact them via their Contact page at https://www.binisoft.org/contact or by emailing support@binisoft.org.

You may also find the user guide for Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control helpful too. You can get that here: https://www.binisoft.org/pdf/guides/Malwarebytes-WFC-User-Guide.pdf

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On 9/19/2020 at 11:45 PM, Geoge said:

Hi, the problem was sorted by going to Windows Defender, and changing predefined rules. Unfortunately, changing them in Malwarebytes did not work.

That explains it.  Both the Windows Defender Firewall and Malwarebytes Firewall use the same WFP interface and APIs so the rules in both are applied to the system.  If there is a conflict in the rules of the two, the block will win out so if one is set to block something, it will be blocked even if allowed in the other.

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15 minutes ago, exile360 said:

That explains it.  Both the Windows Defender Firewall and Malwarebytes Firewall use the same WFP interface and APIs so the rules in both are applied to the system.  If there is a conflict in the rules of the two, the block will win out so if one is set to block something, it will be blocked even if allowed in the other.

I think this needs to be included in the Malwarebytes manual, as it took me a lot of time to figure this out.

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I'm not sure about the guide, however the main product page located here indicates the following:

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Windows Firewall Control doesn't do any packet filtering and does not block or allow any connection. This is done by Windows Firewall itself based on the existing firewall rules.

I will make a note on the guide though, in case they need to clarify it further.  Thanks for your feedback.

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