A website blocked notification appears when malicious website (web) protection detects a website, URL, or IP address that is suspicious or known to contain malware. Web protection is a feature available in the Premium versions of Malwarebytes for Windows, Malwarebytes for Mac, and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
Below is an example of a Website blocked notification.
The Website blocked notification above shows the following information:
- The Domain of the blocked website.
- The IP address blocked.
- Which port the website or IP address used.
- Whether the website was inbound or outbound:
- Outbound: A file or process attempted to contact an IP address that is in our database.
- Inbound: An IP address that is in our database attempted to contact the computer using a file or process.
- The file (or process) that was involved.
Website blocked notifications are a sign web protection is working properly. If a Website blocked notification appears, run a threat scan using either Malwarebytes for Windows or Malwarebytes for Mac to detect malicious software on your computer.
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