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Greetings,

Please update Malwarebytes; this issue was corrected in the most recent release published yesterday:

To update, open Malwarebytes and click the small gear icon in the upper right to access settings, then click the Check for updates button located near the top of the General tab and allow Malwarebytes to download and install the update.

Once that is done, restart your system to ensure the new components are loaded into memory, and clear your browser cache and DNS cache if your web searches are still unreachable.

Please let us know if that resolved the issue or not.

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2 minutes ago, exile360 said:

Are you able to open Malwarebytes?  If so, please do so and update it, then restart the system and hopefully the issue will be resolved.

Uff okay, updated and now it works, i thought i messed up with something. Thanks, really

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Why this happened only on firefox with that ip 127.0.0.1 but i could use edge instead without any blockings? I mean, is that Ip a malware or just a FP bug? Thanks for the help

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It's likely that Firefox uses the default loopback address for some purpose, or perhaps an extension installed in Firefox does.  Also, if you use a HOSTS file for blocking content on the web, it is likely configured to redirect blocked sites to 127.0.0.1.

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17 minutes ago, exile360 said:

It's likely that Firefox uses the default loopback address for some purpose, or perhaps an extension installed in Firefox does.  Also, if you use a HOSTS file for blocking content on the web, it is likely configured to redirect blocked sites to 127.0.0.1.

Yeah it happened with everything i did with firefox even opening ublock origin or browser guard, but it started when i was on mega.nz trying to watch a media file, but it never happened before so i was worried because i don't even know what 127.0.0.1 is and i thought i messed up with something bad

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11 minutes ago, David H. Lipman said:

@Xauma95

Check the Firefox Proxy settings to see if it is using 127.0.0.1

 

i have: "use system proxy settings"

And i'm on a regular wifi conexion, so i don't think i have any proxy on my system

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It's probably due to one of the plugins/extensions then, or it could even be due to Firefox's build in privacy functions as it may redirect blocked content to 127.0.0.1, though that's just speculation on my part.

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8 minutes ago, exile360 said:

It's probably due to one of the plugins/extensions then, or it could even be due to Firefox's build in privacy functions as it may redirect blocked content to 127.0.0.1, though that's just speculation on my part.

It started when i went to try and test my ip protection with iptest web and then i went watch some media file on mega.nz and on my ublock origin control panel i have this, then after the iptest block warning i get that 127.0.0.1 ip blocking warning with every single thing i tried to do with firefox. I don't know what that IP is, i've read something about localhost but im worried it was some kind of malware but nothing on my MB scan

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2 minutes ago, exile360 said:

Yes, 127.0.0.1, also known as the loopback address, is an IP that points back to your own machine.  It is definitely not malware, so no worries on that front at least.

Here's an explanation of what the loopback address is and a brief description of its purpose: https://www.webopedia.com/definitions/loopback-address/

Ok, thank you so much for your help

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@exile360 I think i've found what started my issue. At first I went to try my web protection going to vidto.me because i know mb and browser guard blocks it and on my report its Ip shows as 127.0.0.1

I know the website is down since a long time ago because on VT its status is 404 and on its details shows 127.0.0.1 as its IP so maybe that's what started the loop, that and the mega.nz media file website witch also have that IP

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/5aa35bfb5d46440e6a894e3f75e48d30b88a54498924608cba6b2c2279df2e8c/details

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It's likely something about how Firefox connects.  It likely connects to the loopback address for some reason, like perhaps to establish or check network connectivity or something similar, and with the loopback address being blocked, it was unreachable which caused Firefox to bug out/fail to launch.

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Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

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