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The website bhutan.onlyhindinewstoday.com got a blocked website pop-up but the site itself was not blocked.  This was an RTP detection due to Malvertising with the location given as www.variouscreativeformats.com.  I can well believe I should not have been on the Bhutan news site.  Am I infected?

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Hello Galestorm.    :welcome:

NO, a block notice does not equate to 'pc infected".  It is just a courtesy notice.  What was in use / open / running when that happened ?

For Your Information:

The Block notices from Malwarebytes web protection do mean that Malwarebytes is keeping your pc safe from potential harm.
A block notice is an advisory of the "block".
A "malicious website blocked" is entirely different from a "malware detected" event.

The website  Block message indicates that a potential risk was blocked by the malicious website protection.
The Malwarebytes web protection, by default, will always show each IP block occurrence.
The Malwarebytes Webs protection feature will advise customers when a known or suspected malicious IP is attempted to be reached (outgoing) or is trying access your PC.
See our info page https://www.malwarebytes.com/lp/ip-blocking/?ipblock=true
Incoming block notice can be ignored, our software is blocking the threat and there is nothing more that can be done.
On Outbound blocks, any attempted connection was stopped.
No action is required unless you’re also experiencing malware symptoms or there are multiple (different) IPs (ex;123.23.34 and 4.44.56).
 A browser is not required to be running, just an active Internet connection with processes running,
such as Instant messenger clients, SKYPE or Peer-to-peer software, to trigger these alerts.

These are also triggered by banner ads running on websites which is the most common form of alert.

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Let's do one scan with Malwarebytes Adwcleaner to check for adwares. Just before pressing that "scan" button, be sure that Chrome & Edge, or other web browser are Closed.

It will not take much time,

First download & save it


Then be sure to close all web browsers.

Then go to where the EXE file is saved. Start Adwcleaner.  Then do a scan with Adwcleaner


Attach the clean log.

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Maurice Naggar,

Thank you for your information and advice.  I realize that the Bhutan news site I clicked on was not blocked because the bad actor was the advertisement on that site (various creative formats).  I didn't click on the ad.  I appreciate the time you took to help me.  

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You are welcome.  

Let me suggest that you get your browsers each, as applicable, to have the Malwarebytes Browser Guard.   ( if your pc does not have it already )

See Support article how-to


For Firefox,  ( if your pc has Firefox )  get the Firefox extension.
The Windows EDGE browser is capable of using the same extension as the Chrome one.
Note: If your pc also has Opera or Brave or Vivaldi browser, you can install the Chrome version of the Malwarebytes Browser Guard ( on each as appropriate).

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Glad we could help.

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Thank you



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