I received an alert that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware blocked a malicious site

Document created by dshull Employee on May 9, 2017Last modified by jyamada on Jun 11, 2017
Version 4Show Document
  • View in full screen mode

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will alert users when network traffic is blocked to a website, URL, or IP address that has been found to host malicious content. Since the network traffic is blocked, the malicious IP address is unable to connect to your computer. In most cases nothing needs be done, as our protection has blocked the threat from infecting you. 


Users who run peer-to-peer (P2P) programs will see these alerts frequently, due to the heavy amount of malicious addresses used by these programs. If you use these applications and would like to know more, please read this KB article: Why does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware block peer-to-peer programs like BitTorrent? 


If you receive these alerts while no browser is open and there are multiple IPs listed, your system may be infected. Please open a ticket with support immediately, so they can assist you in removing the infection.