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#1 Ascendents

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

Hey everyone i have been using the malwarebytes 14 day trial and on the 2nd day it blocked an ip from skype.exe should this be of concern?

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

Hi, again: :)

Nope, not necessarily a bad thing.

This explains why MBAM blocks Skype & how to safely deal with it: Why does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware block Skype?

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:29 PM

ok so i understand why it blocked it now lets say i didn't have malwarebytes protection at the time that happened would anything bad of happened?

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:39 PM

ok so i understand why it blocked it now lets say i didn't have malwarebytes protection at the time that happened would anything bad of happened?

No, most likely not as connecting to these IPs was simply the result of the fact that Skype is a form of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) software meaning it uses IP addresses from all over the world, including other Skype users, so it just happened in this case that one of the IPs it connected to was also on our IP block list for having done something malicious such as hosting malware, however it is most unlikely that simply connecting to that IP with Skype would have resulted in any problems or infection. Had it been your internet browser however, that would be a very different story.
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:41 PM

Alright thanks good to know nothing bad was happening.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:26 AM

couple more ips got blocked from skype assuming was on the ip block list but here is the log if want to check

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:38 AM

Yep, the same explanation applies, so no worries :).
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:27 AM

is there anyway for me to see the IPs on the blocklist so i can just check them or no?

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:50 AM

is there anyway for me to see the IPs on the blocklist so i can just check them or no?

Unfortunately not, however, if you wish to look up an IP or URL you may access hpHosts Online. It is the online database of websites/IPs maintained by our own malicious website research team.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:50 AM

keep in mind Skype has ads as well, so the blocks could be from those.




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