Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (MBAE)
is an action level security application that runs in the background as a standard Windows Service and protects against, the malicious action of exploiting software vulnerabilities, blocks zero-day
exploits that target browser and application vulnerabilities, blocks exploit kits
and defends against drive-by download
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit provides four layers of exploit protection
to include application hardening
, protection against Operating System security bypasses, memory caller protection, and 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.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit protects the following applications: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Java, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player, Winamp Player, QuickTime Player, Windows Script Host and Windows Help. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium
includes additional protecton (Shields) for PDF readers, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Media players and allows the ability to easily add/manage custom shields to protect other applications as well.