BotNet reports web tracking urls as malicious - but not the url filter

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BotNet reports web tracking urls as malicious - but not the url filter

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I recently saw a jump in malicious urls in the botnet report with a bunch of entries at confidence 4. I've recently upgraded to 7.0.6 from 6.1.10.


Previous high confidence reports have often shown some malware or other intrusive tracker. These just seem to be ad related. I checked them with the online url category test and they come back as general internet or web, not malicious.


Why does botnet categorize them as malicious url site, but not the url filter?


I've since set up my own custom url cateogry and started loading these in and blocking them to get them off the botnet report. Any downside in doing that? Other than a lot of extra log traffic? 

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