Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (MAE) has spent more than a year time in beta phase, now it is out of beta and stable version is available for download, in free, premium and business versions. MAE unlike to antivirus, doesn’t depend on signatures to detect exploits or vulnerabilities in applications, it “wraps three layers of security around popular browsers and applications, preventing exploits from compromising vulnerable code. And its free”.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free vs. Premium
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free shields browsers (internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera), add-ons and Java.
Premium Shields more: PDF Readers (Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Foxit Reader), Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and media players and offers the ability to add/manage custom shields.
Marcin Kleczynski, Malwarebytes’ CEO, said, “Exploits have been responsible for a lot of headlines recently as they are a highly effective way of stealing confidential data from people and businesses. After researching thousands of vulnerabilities and exploits, we are confident that Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit will help mitigate some of this risk.”
Kleczynski added: “With the advanced threat landscape becoming increasingly exploit-led, this new proactive technology puts people and companies back on solid ground. This is especially important for those still running Windows XP.”
As it requires no signature database, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit demands minimal system resources and interaction, being designed to run silently in the background. The shielding techniques used are specifically tailored for each separate application, reducing false positives and conflicts. Unlike other exploit mitigation tools, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit also incorporates protection against attacks that involve sandbox escapes.
Anti-Exploit runs silently in the background, you doesn’t even know it is running, unless when you click on its tray icon and see the Running word on the interface.
If you’ve doubts whether MAE Prevents exploits are not, do the test for it.