Saturday, November 28, 2015

Malwarebytes Updates: Anti-Exploit and JRT

Malwarebytes has recently (11/23/15) released a new version of their Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit protection software.

Current version is now and should auto-update eventually. If it doesn’t or you just don’t want to wait, go download the package and over-install it to upgrade your current version.

Release History - Malwarebytes Support

New Features

  • Added Layer0 Dynamic Anti-HeapSpraying mitigation
  • Added Layer0 Anti-Exploit fingerprinting mitigation
  • Added Layer0 finetuned VBScript mitigation for IE
  • Added Layer1 ROP-RET gadget detection mitigation
  • Added Layer3 Application Behavior rules
  • Added protection for Microsoft Edge
  • Added protection for LibreOffice
  • Added failover upgrade mechanism
  • Added auto-recovery for Anti-Exploit service


  • Fixed conflict with third-party products that use the same hooks
  • Fixed conflict with Office family profile
  • Fixed conflict with banking software plugin for browsers
  • Fixed conflict with Citrix when opening IE
  • Fixed conflict with components from Asus and Huawei
  • Fixed conflict with Kaspersky 16
  • Fixed conflict with Comodo
  • Fixed conflict with Imprivata OneSign
  • Fixed issue when custom shields were not kept after upgrade
  • Fixed issue with exclusions sometimes not applied to PDF profile
  • Fixed issue with Layer3 Application Behavior
  • Fixed issue with missing balloon notifications
  • Fixed issue with missing balloon notifications
  • Fixed false positive with Adobe Acrobat
  • Fixed false positive with certain .NET modules under IE
  • Fixed PhantomPDF crash when converting to doc

New Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Adds Fingerprinting Detection - Malwarebytes Unpacked

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.08 ships with fingerprinting detection and more - gHacks Tech News

They have also released a new version (8.0.1) of the Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) which was recently acquired.

Junkware Removal Tool - Malwarebytes

I like this as it is a fast, focused, and portable tool to remove and repair a number of malware/ad-ware/junkware/PUP focused programs. It is one of the “first-strike” tools I deploy against a heavily infected system I may be servicing for a friend or family member.

Load up and carry on!

Claus Valca

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