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#1 dannyboy950

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 08:52 PM

Is it supposed to scan your browsers for any allready installed exploits or does it just protect only for anything new trying to get in.
 
Also should the default settings only be used and none of the advanced?
 
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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:15 PM

I'm running it in free version and it just stops exploits by being active. There is no scan button for searching if that is what you mean.

 

I would like to know if it can be run along with Hitman pro for more security or does Hitman pro offer more?



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:48 PM

MBAE is a behavior based anti-malware. It watches for certain suspicious behaviors typical of malware and blocks them. It doesn't have a virus signature database like anti-virus so there's no need for it to scan.

 

Its probably best to stick to the default settings. There's a post over on the MBAE forum where they state that the recommend setting are the "best balance between maximizing protection and minimizing potential conflicts"

 https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/167353-malwarebytes-anti-exploit-settings-help/



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 10:50 PM

Hi:

 

@Smsec is correct.

MBAE protects against the "how" of malware by shielding vulnerable applications in real-time.

This differs from MBAM and your AV, which focus on the "what" of malware.

 

In addition to the excellent information already provided:

Frequently Asked Questions

Exploits: How they work and how to crush them

 

Yes, the default settings are best for most users.

It's pretty much "set it and forget it", with little/no user input needed.

 

MBAE Free shields browsers and plug-ins.

MBAE Premium shields additional internet-facing applications and offers the ability to create custom shields.

 

Cheers,

MM

 

(P.S. the mod team might move this post here. No worries, though.)



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Posted 03 February 2016 - 08:23 AM

Expanding on previous comments.

 

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 attacks.

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 Resources:

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Forum Support Topics:


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 08:58 AM

Thank you that is what I thought but thought I would ask.  I was checking out all the options and it had a lot of unchecked stuff. Figured I would ask why.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 11:09 AM

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