Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Malwarebytes Block Torrent Sites Because IP Range

The anti-virus software company Malwarebytes blocking various torrent sites like Isohunt and Lime Torrents because they are located in the vicinity of suspicious IP addresses. Users of the paid solution Malwarebytes can not visit the torrent sites, unless they are removed from the blocklist manually.

The torrent sites themselves are not considered harmful by the anti-virus company. "We block the IP addresses because there are plenty of other IP addresses on the same network are containing all sorts malvertising and fraud sites," said Steven Burn Malwarebytes opposite TorrentFreak . The party behind the IP range would not respond to reports of Malwarebytes, which it was decided to block all IP addresses from the hosting provider.

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