Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium blocks peer-to-peer programs

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    When using a peer-to-peer (P2P) program such as Skype, BitTorrent, and Vuze, you may see Malicious Website Blocked notifications from Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium.  It's normal for Malicious Website Blocked notifications to appear when using a peer-to-peer (P2P) program.

     

    Peer-to-peer programs connect to many IP addresses, some which host malicious content.  When Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium blocks a malicious IP address, this does not prevent the peer-to-peer program from working properly.  Each time Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium blocks a malicious IP address, the peer-to-peer program continues to try new IP addresses until it finds one that is not malicious.

     

    If Malicious Website Blocked notifications appear too frequently, you can disable all notifications for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium.  Disabling notifications does not affect Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium's Malicious Website protection.

     

    If you don't want to disable notifications, you can add Web Exclusions to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium.  It is more efficient to exclude the peer-to-peer program's process rather than a website or IP address.  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium ignores all websites and IP addresses associated with a process.  Only add a process to exclusions, if you trust the websites and IP addresses the process connects to.

     

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