Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.08.1.1189 brings bug fixes for Windows 10 and Chrome 64-bit
MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit 1.08.1.1189 has been released, and the new version mostly consists of bug fixes.
If you haven’t heard of the app, here is a brief description.
And don’t mistake it for the company’s famous software, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, that’s their flagship malware scanner and removal application. MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit is sort of a companion application to it, which prevents malicious scripts from running on your computer. This isn’t restricted just to browsers, it can also prevent malicious code hidden in applications.
Although the free version is pretty much restricted to attacks in web browsers and Java. The premium version of the app protects against several other threats which might originate from other apps, inluding PDF readers, Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, OpenOffice media players, and more.
It is a bit of a bother that we have to use two separate apps (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Anti-Exploit). They could have bundled it into one application, but in fact there is one more on the way.
So, what’s new in Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.08.1.1189. Fixes, fixes and more fixes. The application now has a better fingerprinting detection (a feature which detects when an exploit is attempted). It also improves the stability of Layer1 (hardware devices).
The new version of Anti-Exploit fixes a bug which could have injected an exploit, in Windows 10 computers. Similarly it also patches a bug in Chrome 64-bit browser. The application is usually compatible with most security software, but was causing conflicts with BitDefender. This has been fixed in the latest version of MBAE.
Download Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.08.1.1189 from the official website.
Just a bit of friendly advice, for users of the Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware, which was launched recently. Please do take some time to go through the threads at the official forums regarding the false positivies the app has been throwing for many users. It has caused quite the ruckus for many, which sadly includes me as well. MBAR, as it can be addressed in short, quarantined Firefox and WaterFox on my computer, thus forcing me to reboot and restore the two applications, only to have it do the same again.
Eventually I had to whitelist the apps, and for the stability of the computer, uninstalled MBAR to get my PC back up and running. This happened with one of the earliest builds, and might not be the case with the current version of the app, so if you must try the program, do so on a spare computer.