MattAwfl

Blocked Access to a Malicious website

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Hello,

since days I am seeing a pop-up saying the Malwarebytes (Pro) has blocked access to a malicious website.

I have scanned my machine several times with Malwarebytes and Norton Internet Security, emptied browser cache and temporary files, but although some files have been removed, the message remains.

Please let me know how I can proceed.

Thanks!

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Please remove any usb or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!

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Lets run some scans:

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from HERE

  • Unzip the contents to a folder in a convenient location.
  • Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exe
  • Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
  • Click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats and reboot if prompted to do so.
  • Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed.
  • Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain. If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process.
  • When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log.txt and system-log.txt

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I run this scan without any malware being found.

Got suspicious about my Firefox/Waterfox/PaleMoon browser addons, so I disable all and enabled them one by one:

It seems that the Seo Toolbar from seobook.com is causing this. I had no warnings appear until I switched that one on.

I will play with it during the day and let you know.

Would be quite a disaster if a well known plugin got tampered with.

Thanks!

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Hi,

it is definitely that add-on. Now: this IP address seems to relate to a SEO provider's API. Can it be that this is a false positive?

Thx!

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How are we doing??

Do you still need help or can I close this post??

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Hi Charlie,

regarding my computer, it seems that it is not infected.

SEMrush denies having malicious code on their server...

But since we don't know whether the warning is a false positive or whether there is actually some malware on the SEMrush server - I am going to disable the malicious website pop - up.

According to your experience are those things being resolved? Are false positives being identified and removed regularly?

Thanks for your help!

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Glad we could help. :)

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