Software Update: Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

Malwarebytes has released a new product called Anti-Exploit. This program is intended to protect the computer against vulnerabilities, exploits, including in web browsers and java. These make it possible for malicious software to be installed on the computer undetected and without user intervention, with all the associated consequences. Like Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit is available in a free and a paid version, which are available as extras offers protection against exploits in Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office and various media players, among others. Version is the first stable release and it ships with the following changelog:

New Features:

  • Added new protection techniques for “Operating System Security Bypass Protection” Layer
  • Added new protection techniques for “Application Behavior Protection” Layer
  • Added ability to enable or disable pre-determined shields
  • Added ability to manage (add/delete) custom shields
  • Added visual distinction in traybar icon between started and stopped
  • Added visual distinction between pre-determined, custom and CLI shields
  • Added automatic upgrades to newer versions
  • Added distintion between Free and Premium based on license key
  • Free version protects browsers, browser add-ons and Java
  • Premium version includes all shields and custom shields management
  • Improved application termination when an exploit is blocked
  • Improved optimizations results in reduced size of MBAE.EXE by 3.5 times
  • Changed MBAE logs directory to %AllUsersProfile%Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
  • Updated end user license agreement
  • Fixed bug with GUI flashing for a second before minimizing to traybar
  • Fixed bug with certain API hooks
  • Fixed bug with unshielding right after installation
  • Fixed false positive when playing DVDs in Windows Media Player

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Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8
Website Malwarebytes
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License type Freeware/Paid