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ArnoldLayne
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hkdata.fairuse.org

Post by ArnoldLayne » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:23 pm

Running makemkv this morning, having recently updated my malwarebytes to the new version, it flagged an outbound connection to hkdata.fairuse.org as a phishing event.
I allowed Malwarebytes to block the connection, twice.
The recording went well except upon playback I noticed this is no audio track.

Is this expected, have others seen it?
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Re: hkdata.fairuse.org

Post by Woodstock » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:22 pm

Did it say what file it was trying to access on this host? hkdata.fairuse.org/svq/sdf.dat.gz seems to be the hash key file for MakeMKV, and the host name resolves to the same IP, 91.224.23.225, as the most recent host used for the HK file.
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Re: hkdata.fairuse.org

Post by mike admin » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:07 pm

This is correct, this site hosts SDF/HK auto-updates for MakeMKV.

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Re: hkdata.fairuse.org

Post by ArnoldLayne » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:53 am

And if the access is blocked, the audio track is purposely not recorded?
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Re: hkdata.fairuse.org

Post by Woodstock » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:27 pm

No, if access were blocked, then you wouldn't be able to remove encryption from any new UHD disks. The Hash Key doesn't affect pulling audio tracks.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

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