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I installed Mist to setup an ETH wallet. Mist comes packaged with geth.exe, but when starting the application it attempts to connect to 95.79.46.241:30303 which gets flagged by Malwarebytes. An IP lookup of that address reveals it is registered to a holding company in Russia. What is going on here?

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P2P connections are setup to synchronize your local blockchain. You need to configure Malwarebytes to exclude Mist/Geth.

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  • sorry if this is a stupid question but why that particular address/port? What directs it to make that initial connection? thanks – snappymcsnap Jan 18 '18 at 17:31
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    It's going to block most (if not all) peer connections it tries to establish. The way blockchains are sync'ed would be considered suspicious behavior by any malware detection app. – Adam Kipnis Jan 18 '18 at 17:40

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