Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.08 comes with Fingerprinting detection. What this means to user? Malwarebytes corporation has released a new stable version of their Anti-Exploit and is available to download with new exploit detection and blocking techniques.
Till now criminals with exploit kits (also doing malvertising campaigns) hide themselves or exit when they detect Malwarebytes on a victim’s machine. This is good for the user, but the company wants to find the exploit makers who are detecting them.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.08
“One particular feature we are excited about is fingerprinting detection”. Newly added fingerprinting technique to Anti-Exploit kit detects such exploit attempts and shows a notification. “The new fingerprinting technique will now show a notification that the bad guys were there and attempted to exploit the machine.”
Malwarebytes Anti-exploit detects Angler exploit kit using fingerprinting technique
Check the screenshot below of MBAE showing the warning on Angel exploit landing page in Internet Explorer browser and the notification itself says Protection technique used was ‘Anti-exploit fingerprinting attempt blocked‘.
The fingerprinting protection technique is just an additional layer, MBAE still able to detect Angler EK and others, even when the fingerprinting was disabled.
Malwarebytes Anti-exploit now shields Microsoft Edge browser also
MBAE 1.08 now offers exploit protection for Microsoft Edge browser also including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and others, this applies to free version also. A notification will be shown when you open Edge browser with Anti-Exploit installed on your computer like this: ‘Microsoft Edge (and add-ons) is now protected by Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free’, in fact, Anti-exploit shows notifications for every application it protects when you open.
- Added Layer0 Dynamic Anti-HeapSpraying mitigation
- Added Layer0 Anti-Exploit fingerprinting mitigation
- Added Layer0 finetuned VBScript mitigation for IE
- Added Layer1 ROP-RET gadget detection mitigation
- Added Layer3 Application Behavior rules
- Added protection for Microsoft Edge
- Added protection for LibreOffice
- Added failover upgrade mechanism
- Added auto-recovery for Anti-Exploit service
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit available in premium and free versions, the free version offers Exploit protection for popular browsers and add-ons, and Java only, where Premium version offers Exploit protection for more apps like PDF readers, Office Applications, Media Players and gives the ability to the use to add or manage custom shields.
Note: Do uncheck trial install option during the install.