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#1 posted 10-05-2011 06:53 AM

A similar problem is being reported elsewhere on other forums across the net. Apparently Malwarebytes has blacklisted a service called Cloudflare that many forums use to help block spammers, hackers, etc. Malwarebytes has accused Cloudflare of ”hosting some nefarious site” and as a result has identified anything associated with that service as a threat.

As Lindsay Blanton, President of, puts it, ”Essentially at this time this is a issue between Cloudflare and Malwarbytes, with MBAM accusing Cloudflare of hosting some nefarious site thus resulting in them blocking Cloudflare sites.”

You can read more about it on this forum thread –

I have no idea if Martin uses Cloudflare or anything associated with Cloudflare, but if he does, it’s a problem he has no control over short of getting rid of the service (if he’s using it), which would be silly because the way it sounds, Malwarebytes has basically taken the nuclear option with Cloudflare – like cutting off your arm to remove a sliver in your thumb.

In other words, it’s a domestic dispute between Cloudflare and Malwarbytes and a number of forums are caught in the middle.

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