I installed Mist to setup an ETH wallet. Mist comes packaged with geth.exe, but when starting the application it attempts to connect to 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?


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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