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The IP is blocked by Malwarebytes as the most common IP in the range – These IPs are used by a family of adware that uses DNS hijacks to serve advertisements.

Mailicious behavior

The IP belongs to one of the DNS servers used by the adware family called DNSUnlocker. DNSUnlocker changes the victim’s DNS settings in order to add or modify ads shown on websites visited.


Malwarebytes blocks the communications to this adware server.


Malwarebytes blocks any connection to this IP.

Add an exclusion

Should users wish to visit a blocked IP address and exclude it from being blocked, they can add it to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits. To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:

  • Click on the Settings tab in the left pane.
  • Click on the Exclusions tab.
  • Click the Add Exclusion button.
  • Select the exclusion type Exclude a Website and use the Next button to enter the IP address that you wish to visit.

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