Malwarebytes Browser Guard types of block pages

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Malwarebytes Browser Guard immediately begins blocking ads, trackers, scams, and malware once installed on your browser. You may not even notice it work during your browsing experience. Most content blocks do not produce notifications, except in the case of an entire website block. Malwarebytes Browser Guard may completely stop you from accessing a website if it is suspected of hosting malware, PUPs, scams, or links to malicious software.

 

This article details the different block pages you may see when using Malwarebytes Browser Guard, and also how to access websites you believe Malwarebytes Browser Guard mis-identified as malicious.

 

Malware block page

The following screen is shown when your browser attempts to access as a website that is suspected of hosting malware.

Image of a website blocked due to malware by Malwarebytes Browser Guard.

 

PUP block page

The following screen is shown when a website is known to host or download Potentially Unwanted Programs.

Image of a website blocked due to pup by Malwarebytes Browser Guard.

 

Reputation block page

The following screen is shown when your browser attempts to access a website that is flagged by our heuristics as containing malware. Heuristics is a feature based on telemetry, threat data gathered from users, to provide better protection for all users.

Image of website blocked due to reputation by Malwarebytes Browser Guard.

 

Suspicious TLD block page

The following screen is shown for several top level domains that are commonly used for suspicious or known malicious purposes.

Image of website blocked due to a suspicious top level domain by Malwarebytes Browser Guard.

 

False positives

Each block page tells you why it was activated and the web address that caused the block. If you encounter block pages, we strongly suggest that you do not continue. You can click the Go Back button to return to your previous page. If you trust the website, and want to go there anyway, click I want to continue to this site anyway to bypass the block. There is also a checkbox to add the website to your personal Allow list. 

 

While most blocks occur due to legitimate reasons, there may be false positives. A website block may have been valid at one time, but not anymore, or the app accidentally blocks safe website. We strive for the best accuracy of our software, and evaluate our protection database frequently.

 

If you find a website that you think shouldn't be blocked, let us know via our Malwarebytes Browser Guard public forum.

 

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