data.rtbfy.com is attempting to make an outbound connection
Here I go with another F-Secure / Malwarebytes story. All of this is on W-7 64-bit.
Usually I use Firefox with NoScript and Ixquick for surfing; I have not added Flash to Firefox. I think my scheme of F-Secure IS, MBAM Pro, and Firefox with NoScript and no Flash is probably the best protection I can have against malware. But some websites won't work in that scheme, even if I temporarily allow all scripts on that page, so I use IE11 there. I cranked IE11 down as much as I could -- Enhanced Protected Mode, turned off SSL, Strict P3P Validation, and ActiveX Filtering -- but watching video on some sites requires ActiveX Filtering to be turned off. I'd love to use EMET, but half the time I cannot make it work.
I forgot I turned off ActiveX Filtering to watch video elsewhere and visited thediplomat.com. Immediately I started getting MBAM messages of "data.rtbfy.com is attempting to make an outbound connection." The relevant log entries are at the end of this post. I assume rtbfy.com is a data collection firm, much like Acxiom, Google, Facebook, and the other data thieves. I ran scans and found nothing, so I'm not terriby worried. My questions are:
1) Why doesn't F-Secure IS stop this?
2) Does anyone know what rtbfy is or who owns it? I searched a bit, even used whois, but could not find anything useful.
P.S. I wish F-Secure Search offered two search options: using Google and using Ixquick or Duckduckgo.
Detection, 2/6/2015 10:38:31 AM, SYSTEM, my-PC-name, Protection, Malicious Website Protection, IP, 188.8.131.52, data.rtbfy.com, 53071, Outbound, C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,
Detection, 2/6/2015 10:53:56 AM, SYSTEM, my-PC-name, Protection, Malicious Website Protection, IP, 184.108.40.206, data.rtbfy.com, 53504, Outbound, C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,