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IPs blocked when browsing multiplayer in Steam games


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10 minutes ago, uberg00ber said:

Malwarebytes real-time protection is blocking certain IPs when I browse the multiplayer server list in Counter-Strike Source or Mindustry. I've attached logs/screenshots. No detections are found in a full scan.

Is this anything to worry about?

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mindustrylog.txt 743 B · 1 download csslog.txt 757 B · 1 download


This isn't too unusual, loads of games use servers from all over the globe, some are sketchy as long as there are no detections on the system you should be good to go. Also this may or may not be always consistent.

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As for why Malwarebytes blocks Steam and other games, this is because Steam is Torrent based software, are what are known as Peer-to-Peer (P2P) applications meaning it connects to many different servers/IP addresses (this is how files are downloaded through Torrent based software) and because of this, sometimes Torrent based software will connect to a server that is also known for hosting malicious content.  This is because servers/IP addresses are often shared by multiple sites, so while what you are Playing/downloading through Torrent based software may be perfectly safe, some of the sites hosted on some of the IP addresses that Torrent based software connects to may be malicious.  Such connections are not a threat however, and you may exclude Torrent based software from the Web Protection component in Malwarebytes to stop the blocks from happening without compromising your protection (your web browser and other critical web facing programs will still be fully protected from malicious websites and other malicious content).  To do so, add the game exe to your exclusions using the method described under the Exclude an Application that Connects to the Internet section of this support article.

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