Skype and Avast IP block OutgoingIP skype block
Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:37 PM
Is this a false positive or an actual threat?
Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:56 PM
IP blocks can indicate that MBAM is doing its job of blocking bad content on websites.
They can also occur when running certain P2P and other programs, such as Skype.
For example, please see this recent post by forum Admin AdvancedSetup about IP blocks and Skype.
See this post explaining the issue from a SKYPE support member regarding IP alerts:
Until SKYPE is fully uninstalled, these will continue to appear. However there should not be any reduced functionality in SKYPE.
In some cases the blocks are a false positive.
However, they can also be a sign of infection, especially if the blocks are outgoing and they occur when no browsers are open.
There is more information about the IP blocking module in the FAQ - Section G.
It includes instructions on how to set MBAM to ignore a particular IP, if you wish to do so.
It also contains instructions on how to determine what process might be trying to make the connections.
And you may also research the IP in question at www.ip-lookup.net or a similar site.
On the other hand, if you think the IP blocks might be a false positive, then please read this article before starting a new topic in the False Positives forum.
Alternatively, if you think you might be infected, based on the IP blocks and/or other suspicious computer behavior, then please read the following to begin the cleaning process.
- Please print out, read and carefully follow the instructions in the "I'm Infected - What Do I Do Now?" article.
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