Antivirus software that tackles software viruses is essential for any Windows device, not just those directly connected to the Internet. However not all attacks are ‘above the waterline’ viruses This is why we recommend you add MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit to Windows 10. While other anti-exploit programs are available, MalwareBytes is effective and free.
An anti-exploit program will protect your web browser and plug-ins, which are the most targeted by attackers.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) is a scanner which detects and removes malware like worms, Trojans, ransomware, rootkits, rogues and spyware. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (MBAE) is a tool which protects devices and network against one of the most advanced cyber-attacks: the zero-day exploit.
MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit is similar to Microsoft’s own EMET security tool with more security features and a better user interface. It blocks common exploit techniques, including many zero-day attacks not seen before, such as the rash of recent Flash zero-day attacks. MalwareBytes works on common attack techniques rather than trying to catalog and defend against every known item of malicious software. This is why a specialist anti-exploit program is a valuable compliment to whichever anti-virus program you happen use. You can swap anti-virus programs but few of them pick up the ‘below the radar’ exploits.
The combination of Windows Defender and MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit is an effective, free and low-friction security setup. If you have an business machine on an Enterprise licence, you most likely have Windows Defender and Microsoft EMET, looked after by the IT department. For a home computer, Windows defender and MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit is a better combination.
For home users, a 3MB download provides quick and easy protection against exploits and runs quietly in the background. It’s available either as a Free version, which protects against browser and Java exploits, or a Premium version, which adds protection for PDF readers, Microsoft Office, media players and also allows people to create custom shields.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit For Business is designed to protect companies of every size, with full visibility of all endpoints through a central console which can be remotely managed.
Intallation is very simple; just make sure to get the MalwareBytes download direct from the company NOT from third party sites. AJS