IP Blocking

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by G1111, Feb 20, 2010.

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  1. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

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    Tested MBAM IP Protection against new/recent 19 urls (Malware Domain List):
    Two were dead links. The following is WOT, MBAM, Google block warnings:
    1-1-0 (WOT, MBAM both gave warnings)
    0-1-0 (MBAM blocked)
    0-1-1 (MBAM & Google)
    0-0-1 (Google blocked)
    1-0-0 (WOT blocked)
    1-0-0 (WOT blocked)
    0-1-0 (MBAM blocked)
    0-1-0 (MBAM blocked)
    0-1-0 (MBAM blocked)
    0-1-0 (MBAM blocked)
    1-0-0 (WOT blocked)
    1-0-0 (WOT blocked)
    0-1-0 (MBAM blocked)
    1-0-0 (WOT blocked)
    0-1-0 (MBAM blocked)
    0-1-0 (MBAM blocked)
    0-1-0 (MBAM blocked)

    Either MBAM, WOT or Google gave warnings and blocked the site. None were able to download anything to my system or trigger my AV, etc. I was using the latest version of Firefox as a browser. Scientific, no but it was interesting. Don't try this unless you are ready to deal with a nasty getting through.
     
  2. ratwing

    ratwing Guest

    With all due respect,I am not worried about anything Malwarebytes or WOT
    blocked or alerted to.
    The first is a minuscule data base,the second is "spite" based.
    Google,at least comparatively,gets some credence.

    For me,a multitude of nasties may get through,but lets see them linger!!
     
  3. jmonge

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    hey g111 thanks alot for testing mbam ;) and indeed it is a fantastic feature of mbam:)
     
  4. G1111

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    I know. I just thought it was interesting that these were the "latest/newest" threats at Malware Domains and that IP blockers alone took care of them all. Not to say that I would put trust in IP blockers totally, but that they blocked so many in my initial test it may be worth it for folks to add WOT or something similar for some extra security. When Matt Rizos at Remove-Malware tests security apps he does so with only 10 urls.
     
  5. G1111

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    Yes I leave it enabled on my machine.
     
  6. SafetyFirst

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    I don't see that IP filtering tab anywhere in the MBAM GUI.

    How can I set it up?
     
  7. Page42

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    If you are running MBAM Pro (paid version), I believe it is started by enabling the Protection Module (Start Protection). Or you can right-click the MBAM tray icon and start it there. :)

    And thanks for the little test, G1111.
     
  8. SafetyFirst

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    Thank you, Page42. Yes, it's enabled.

    I wonder if it would be possible to somehow add PeerGuardian's blocklists to MBAM? :doubt:
     
  9. TheIgster

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    Problem with IP Protection in MBAM Pro is if you are using something like uTorrent for downloading, it will continue to pop up and block addresses that are sharing and are trying to connect while you are sharing.

    Unfortunately for me, I have it permanently disabled in MBAM because of this.
     
  10. SafetyFirst

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    At this very moment my uTorrent is sharing files and MBAM IP blocking is enabled. Everything is working and nothing is popping up.
     
  11. nikanthpromod

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    FOR ME Sandboxie blocked ALL:cool:
     
  12. dw426

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    I never ran into that issue, only connecting to torrent websites. The REAL problem with MBAM IP blocking is that it blocked for me far more legitimate websites and other connections that it ever did any "malicious" ones.
     
  13. TheIgster

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    Well, I had it coming up a lot with uTorrent running and red connections within uTorrent, so disabling it worked for me.

    I personally don't need something blocking IP's for me with my setup.
     
  14. SafetyFirst

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    Well, as we can see from the media, every day RIAA, MPAA and ISPs are becoming more and more PITA for the file sharers around the world.

    Some kind of IP blocking is necessary, IMO.
     
  15. jmonge

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    agree;)
     
  16. ratwing

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    I agree it is interesting,and certainly taking the time to test is of great value.
    And I add my thanks to that of Jmonge,for the testing.

    Ps# I removed WOT purely in the name of redusing the number of add-ons I had in FireFox.
    I still miss that little "second guess" ring,at the top of my toolbar.
    I never took it as "Gospel" but it gave me something to thank about.

    Plus the WOT community,forum,seems like serious minded folk,trying to make a difference.
     
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  17. NoIos

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    Necessary although not really effective against the RIAA's hunters. In any case RIAA does not usually targets users that share or download small number of mp3's.
     
  18. TheIgster

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    I'm in Canada. File sharing is not illegal here. We pay taxes on digital media to cover file sharing, such as MP3 files for example. These taxes go to the musicians.
     
  19. AlexDBR

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    If like me you are annoyed by the constant balloon pop-ups, there are some hidden switches to turn off the notifications (or to permanently disable IP Blocking):



    I'm also doing filesharing (uTorrent) and I'm not sure if I should keep IP Blocking enabled... Does anyone think MBAM could interfere too much with P2P connections or affect the download speeds?
     
  20. dw426

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    Any IP blocker is going to lower the amount of sources to download from/upload to, which in turn may affect speeds (never noticed slower speeds myself). The question you have to ask is are these blocked IPs truly worth blocking or, as is the case with every IP blocker out there, is there too much redundancy/"paranoid" entries in the block list?
     
  21. raven211

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    At least I'm fine with it enabled as I've tested it against REALLY new malware where it faired very well to say the least. Only thing I changed was turning the blocking to silent - thanks a lot for that registry instruction, Alex. :)
     
  22. culla

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    excellent idea would be good if all govs did that and the artist actually gets the money :rolleyes:
     
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