Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is a program created by the same company as the famous Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
This program is very lightweight and very powerful. Moreover, he is unique in its kind because he is designed to block the use of security vulnerabilities (even unknown vulnerabilities : zero-day) present in the various programs that exist.
Malwarebytes has been awarded by several companies specializing in security as : Westcoast Labs, OPSWAT and AV-TEST. And by known sites as : CNET and PC Magazine.
Note : MalwareBytes has created Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit with Zero Vulnerability Labs acquisition.
This anti-exploit is available in 2 versions :
The difference between these these two versions is the number of available shields.
Indeed, the free version currently offers protection against vulnerabilities of these programs :
In addition, the paid version (Premium) also protects you against vulnerabilities of these programs :
Note : If you are a business, remember that there is also a Business edition : Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit for Business
To install Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, simply download and install it.
Then, forget it. It does not need any configuration and will start automatically when Windows starts.
During the installation, Malwarebytes offers a trial of the paid version (Premium) of this program. This will allow you to protect all your programs before you buy it if you want.
That said, you can also use this program in free version if you want. In this case, only web browsers and their plugins will be protected.
Note : most of the time, it's the vulnerabilities of the web browser and/or a plugin of it that are targeted by hackers.
If you bought the paid version (Premium) of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, just click on the button "Activate", then type your ID and your serial.
Currently, the free version protects you against vulnerabilities of these programs :
Note : closed padlocks indicates that these programs are currently protected against vulnerabilities.
In the paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, you are now protected against these flaws in:
In the "Logs" tab, you will see the history of the activation of shields for each program supported by Malwarebytes.
For each launch of a supported program, a line "[program name] is now protected" is added in this list.
If Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit blocks the script of a page that should not been blocked, you can add this detection to exclusions.
To do this, go to the "Logs" tab, select the concerned line (if it has a trash as icon) and click on the "Exclude" button.
Then, exclusions appear in the "Exclusions" tab.
In the "Settings" tab, you can :
In the advanced settings (this is not recommended to change them), you can enable or disable protections offered by Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit.
For example, one of the first ransomwares was installed on the victim computer by a VB script added to the malicious web page.
As you can see, by default, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit blocks VB scripts (Disable Internet Explorer VB Scripting) for web browsers (Browser).
The other tabs affect other protection layers provided by Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit.
As you can see in the video below, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit protects you against security holes, with these three layers of security :
In the "About" tab, you will see include:
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