MacRumors is being blocked by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Software

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by CarbonCrew, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. CarbonCrew macrumors member

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    Recently installed Malwarebytes v 1.44 and I getting blocked from MacRumors due to 'malicious IPs', specifically: 74.86.132.180 and 74.86.132.183.

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    These IP addresses are xeeno.com, which belongs to MacRumors.

    If Malwarebytes is blocking legitimate sites I suggest contacting them to find out how to fix the problem.
     
  4. CarbonCrew thread starter macrumors member

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    Here is the response from Malwarebytes:

    This IP is on a Softlayer range, and sadly, Softlayer are well known for criminal activity.


    I'm going to add an exception in the mean time.
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    This seems to be fallout from a battle among the two companies (see here and here).
     
  6. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    This is happening to me too. I can't access macrumors from my pc with malwarebytes installed... Or, at least it goes verrrry slooooow - to the point of being effectively unusable. It took quite a bit of sleuthing to find this thread, and figure this out. I've been battling a nasty rootkit infection on my pc, and malwarebytes has been very useful for that. I guess macrumors is going to be "iPad only" for me...
     
  7. arn macrumors god

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    at this point switching from malwarebytes seems to be your best option on your PC, or adding an exception manually.

    arn
     

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