Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit FAQ

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What does Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (MBAE) do exactly?

MBAE provides advanced security that combats the problem of exploit attacks against software vulnerabilities by effectively "shielding" popular applications and browsers.

Why is this important?

Organized cyber criminals have moved from simple infection techniques used by old viruses and worms to using sophisticated vulnerability exploit attacks to compromise victims without requiring any user interaction.

What is an exploit?

From Wikipedia: “An exploit is a piece of software, a chunk of data, or sequence of commands that takes advantage of a bug, glitch, or vulnerability in order to cause unintended or unanticipated behavior to occur on computer software, hardware, or something electronic (usually computerized).”

Are traditional security solutions not effective against exploit attacks?

Because of the complexity and polymorphism of these attacks there are very few solutions available in the market to tackle these type of problems. Most existing solutions fall short because they were either designed to be reactive, rely on advanced knowledge of the behavior, or are simply too complex for end users to use.

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