Malwarebytes: With Anti-Exploit, we’ll stop the worst attacks on PCs

June 12, 2014 – 5:02 PM

Imagine a world where attackers seeking to gain access to your computer are stopped before they can use your technology against you.

That world doesn’t exist yet, but it took a giant step closer to reality with Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, a new security program for Microsoft Windows released Thursday. The software, which aims to protect users of the world’s most popular operating system software, is powered by exploit-blocking technology that Malwarebytes acquired last year when it bought ZeroVulnerabilityLabs.

By Microsoft’s tally, 1.3 billion people use some version of Windows every day.

The free version of Anti-Exploit will protect against exploits in browsers, their add-ons, and Java, while the $24.95 premium version will also work in Microsoft Office, PDF readers, media players, and software selected by the owner. Anti-Exploit for Business works in conjunction with the Malwarebytes Management Console for enterprise deployment.

Malwarebytes CEO and founder Marcin Kleczynski said that businesses will want to invest in Anti-Exploit as an extra layer of protection against the kinds of attack methods central to the major hacks of late.

Anti-Exploit is “not about the product. It’s about the problem,” Kleczynski said during an interview at Malwarebyte’s office in San Jose, Calif. “Sometimes it catches the exploit so early we can’t show the alert” that it has stopped an attack.


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