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IP Blocking associated with SBNation? False Positive?


El Presidente

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I've noticed that occasionally, when I visit one of the blogs associated with SBNation (a pretty popular host of a wide variety of sports blogs), I get a notice from MalwareBytes that it's blocking an IP address. Specifically, it seems to show 208.43.86.171 as the address being blocked. Is this a false positive, or is there something wrong here I should be concerned with?

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It's happened with a few of their blogs for me. I know one is their Aston Villa soccer blog http://www.7500toholte.com. It's happened with a few of their college football blogs too (http://www.sippinonpurple.com, for example). It doesn't always happen, but I've seen the Malwarebytes IP Block window come up 5-10 times when visiting SBNation sites, and it's always the 208.43.86.171 IP being blocked.

That said, I've had this IP blocked when going to other sites as well, so perhaps this is a problem on my end with some malware remnant that I need to take care of and not an issue on their end.

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