Malwarebytes Anti Exploit Review: The Best Malware Fighter Around

Malwarebytes 3.0   Malwarebytes anti exploit review

Manufacturer: Malwarebytes.com

Overall Ranking: 4 stars out of 5

Price: $39.99

Where to Buy: MalwareBytes 3.0 for 1-lic 1-PC $39.99.

Update Feb 05-2018:

Malwarebytes Anti Exploit is now integrated into Malwarebytes 3.0 so you will get all the benefits that MalwareBytes offers in their software. Everything below still applies to the new version!

We all know by now that we need to have Antivirus software running on our machine that is why Microsoft built one into their Operating system starting with Windows 7. But seeing that they are more focused on their Operating systems a third party software company that focuses just on Antiviruses is in most cases the better way to go.

But what about the malware that gets through your Antivirus program., This can happen because Hackers get their attacks out before software companies can get your programs updated with the new patches.

So with this in mind, it is recommended that you have an anti-malware program to offset your current Antivirus program. Now if you want even more protection on your computer you can use Malwarebytes anti-exploit software.

Hackers love to go after the most popular applications to see if they can detect any security holes in them, and once they do they exploit the vulnerable holes before the software company can send out patches to protect those holes.

This is referred to as Zero-day Threats and your regular signature antivirus software will not catch these. So what you need is anti-exploit software, and one of the best is provided by Malwarebytes.

Now how this program works is that it will wrap itself around your programs, browsers, and other applications like PDF readers, and so on. What the program does is monitor the applications for any attempt to change its structure, once it does, it will lock out the attempt and send the user (you) a notice telling you of the attack.

The software comes with four layers of protection, the first layer of protection will monitor any attempts to bypass system protections (therefore such things as firewalls, antivirus, and so on). The next layer will monitor your memory for any exploit code being executed in your memory.

The third layer will block any attempts on itself stopping any attacks to its program. The final layer will monitor the behavior of your programs for anything that seems suspicious from its normal operation.

Let’s Take a Look at the Good and Bad.

Pros:

  • Very lightweight,
  • Needs no signatures (database),
  • Shields browsers and javascript.
  • Protection for PDF readers, office documents like Word, Excel, and so on, media players, and browsers.
  • Free version to try out before you purchase the premium version that gives you more protection.

Cons:

  • It is hard to prove its effectiveness with bench test.
  • The only language is English at the time of this writing.

Who would benefit using Malwarebytes anti-exploit premium?

This is for anyone that is looking for more protection for their PC’s, something that will monitor more than just your browsing of the internet, such as using a PDF reader, music app, word doc. Spreadsheet, and so on that is connected to the internet.

What’s Included in the Software:

The Free version will only protect browsers and the add-ons, while the premium version is going to cover any app that you want to add to its list of protected apps like PDF readers, media players, and office software like Word, Excel, any spreadsheets, Openoffice, and more.Malwarebytes anti exploit review

The default settings will be enough to protect you, but if you want there are several options where you can apply more advanced protection for your software. You get six tabs to work from once you open up the program interface by clicking on the up arrow (carrot) in the lower left of your screen and selecting the Malwarebytes anti-exploit icon.

Malwarebytes anti exploit review

Starting with:

  • General: The home page tab where you can purchase the premium version and then activate it with your code. You can also Stop Protection (don’t know why you would want to) and close out the window.
  • Shields: Here you will see a list of all the apps that are protected by the shield. You can deactivate any of these in case the program is interfering with one of them (highly doubtful) or any other reason you might have. You can also add a program to the list from here if you don’t see it on the list. If you have purchased the software you will also be able to Edit or Remove the shield.sheild
  • Logs: Yep this is where you can see a log of all the attacks that the shield has prevented since the program was put into action.
  • Exclusions: Here you can see some detail on any files that have been excluded.
  • Settings: This is where you can make changes to the basic and Advanced Settings, though they recommend you don’t change any of these unless requested to do so by their Technical Support specialist. Or if you know what you are doing, you can go ahead and make changes, but I doubt they will offer any support if you run into problems once you make changes. After all the settings that are set by default are for best performance.
  • About: This page has links to their website and Support Forum, also you can access their Help page from here and see your License ID: number.

 

Support:Malwarebytes anti exploit review

They have the typical support system, a web page where you can find Frequently Asked Question to find answers to most common questions, or you can visit their Support Forum and ask your question about your problem, and from what I noticed you can sometimes get your answer that day, or within 2 days at the most. They also have a contact form where you can email them with an attached file of a screenshot of your problem, and within 24 hours you should have an answer.

Final Opinion on Whether it is Worth Buying:

From what I have noticed it does everything that it says it will do and have found this program to be very light on the system resources, with no notice of it running in the background,  And the price of under $25.00 for a year is very reasonable for the extra protection that you get with using this product.

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for more ways to keep your system safe from hackers, and you will find this software to be a great addition to your arsenal of security software to fight the ever-growing threat we face these days from Hackers. So if this sounds like something you would like, go ahead and click on one of the two links above and get started with more Protection for your PC.

Click on the link below to purchase your Malwarebytes.

MalwareBytes 3.0 for 1-lic 1-PC $39.99.

 Some resources to check out in your interested:

If you would like to check out one of the most popular magazine sites around that has done a bench test on Malwarebytes anti-exploit to see how it holds up click here.  Another great source of information on Malwarebytes is from Jim Cockfield at DPreview.com.

I hope you have found this review to be helpful in deciding whether or not you want to purchase Malwarebytes anti-exploit. And if you are like me and are concerned about being safe on the internet  I would highly recommend adding this software to your arsenal of security software.

Have any Questions or Comments Concerning Malwarebytes 3.0?

I love hearing from my readers, so if you have any question at all about this great product, or have any experience with it that you would like to share with us, please do so in the comments section below!

 

Kim

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Kim
Hello, my name is Kim and I am the owner of this site. I have been working with computers since they first became available to the public.I have built several computers over the years and enjoy helping others with their everyday computing. Should you have any questions about using your computer, or any other device, please leave me a note below in the comment section and I will be more than happy to help you out. Come back often for more tips and solutions to your every day computing.

6 Comments

  1. Victor

    Hey Kim, thank you for this information, I knew about Malwarebytes anti-malware, but was not aware about the anti-exploit software. It’s good to see there is a software to protect you from from those holes in some applications, I heard horrible things about hackers getting data just from having an outdated adobe reader, software like this makes internet surfacing a lot better, so its better to have all the tools to protect yourself, thanks.

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    1. Kim (Post author)

      Hello Victor, glad you stopped by. Yep, hackers will attack any type of programs that are connected to the internet, and these days a large percentage of the apps we use on a daily base are connected to the internet.

      And they love to go after outdated software to hack their way into your devices, so with using anti-exploit software you have a better chance of stopping them in their tracks before they can do any damage to your system.

      The sad thing is there are some very determined hackers out there that can manage to get through some of the best security software, but by covering all our bases we stand a better chance of avoiding attacks.

      Again thanks for stopping by and commenting, I hope to see you again!

      Kim

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  2. Roudell

    I used a lot version of the antimalware program some of them works well and some of them just not. Actually, I prefer to use the paid version anti-malware with the unlimited features but we still unable to make sure whether the product is really effective or not. For me, how to test the effectiveness of the antimalware product is by accessing the system performance after the scanning, but I don’t know if the malwares are still active in my system. I’m going to try the Malwarebytes anti-exploit review, and I will give you feedback after trying it latter.

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    1. Kim (Post author)

      Hey Roudell, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I also prefer the paid version of Malwarebytes, it’s just nice to know it is running in the background, and surprisingly it will pop up with a message of a potential unpopular program trying to download anytime I visit a not so reputable site.

      But other than that it is hard to tell if it really does the job or not. I just know that the only time I was hit by a hacker was when I didn’t have any security software running on my computer.

      I look forward to hearing back from you on how you like or dislike Malwarebytes anti-exploit.

      Kim

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  3. John

    Kim,
    I use the free version at this time, after reading your article, it looks like I could use more coverage.
    I have had several friends loose quite a bit when they have their computer hacked. It does take quite a bit of time to get back up and running again.
    I think I will look into adding this program, as it is cheaper than the time and frustration of a hack.
    John

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    1. Kim (Post author)

      Hey John, great to see you!
      I personally think using Malwarebytes is one of the best ways to stay ahead of the problems with malware and ransomware. Your right it is worth the money to prevent having to reset your PC or Laptop and start from fresh again loading everything back into the way it was. I have done it a few times for various reasons and it takes me almost a full day to do.
      Kim

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