Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (MBAE)
, formerly ExploitShield by ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, is a security program that runs in the background as a standard Windows Service and protects against zero-day
exploits that target browser and application vulnerabilities, blocks exploit kits
and defends against drive-by download
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit provides three layers of exploit protection (against Operating System security bypasses, memory caller protection, application behavior protection). MBAE continuously monitors popular applications, preventing vulnerabilities in software and browsers from being exploited, blocks unknown and known exploit kits, proactively preventing the exploit from installing its payload before it can do damage
. This means that it will protect against code execution that uses a certain vulnerability in an application. MBAE leaves a small footprint...meaning it is not intrusive
, does not utilize a lot of system resources and does not use a signature database so there is no need for constant updating.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit includes a 14-day trial
mode for the Premimum
version which you can enable during installation by checking the box when prompted. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium
includes additional protecton (Shields) for PDF readers, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Media players and allows the ability to add/manage custom shields. The Premium version requires a registration ID and purchase of a license key
after the trial period expires.