Sia trying to connect to malicious website.



  • Hi, I installed and synchronised SIA last night, but have just found that Malwarebytes is preventing SIA from accessing a site:
    -Blocked Website Details-
    Malicious Website: 1
    , , Blocked, [-1], [-1],0.0.0
    -Website Data-
    Domain: ratata.chickenkiller.com
    IP Address: 127.42.0.175
    Port: [51451]
    Type: Outbound
    File: C:\Users\xxxx\Downloads\Sia-UI-v1.3.0-win32-x64\resources\app\Sia\siad.exe
    I've now deleted the whole thing. My PC checks out as clean, so can someone explain why SIA is attempting to do this? Thanks,


  • Global Moderator

    This is a Sia host. Your client tried to connect to it to get information about the host settings, and to see if it's online (which it isn't).

    What I don't understand is why malwarebytes is worrying about connecting to a computer that's not even online.

    Here are the details about the host, it was last online a month ago: https://siahub.info/host/7086



  • Thanks for quick response, Fornax.
    Call me paranoid but there is scam site called chickenkiller.com, hence my deleting everything!
    That may be why Malwarebytes got so uppity too:-)
    Of course I've now dl'd another copy and am synchronising a new wallet on another PC.


  • Global Moderator

    Oh, I see. chickenkiller is a dynamic DNS provider. So someone used it to spread malware, and now the entire domain is being blocked.



  • @Fornax Well if that's the case and it's completely down that's the safest position I can be in:-) No worries!


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