Malwarebytes unveils Anti-Exploit Beta
By Mike Williams
Malwarebytes has released the first public beta of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, a rebranded and improved version of ZeroVulnerabilityLabs’ ExploitShield. And just as in its previous incarnation, Anti-Exploit is an extremely easy-to-use tool which protects popular applications from zero-day exploits, web-based vulnerability exploits and more. The full list of shielded apps includes browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Media Players (Windows Media Player, VLC, Winamp, QuickTime), PDF-related tools (Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader, Adobe Acrobat) and more (Java, Windows Script Host, Windows Help). Perhaps best of all, though, is the program’s extreme simplicity. There’s no configuration involved, no setup, no signature updates or anything else: just install and launch it, and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit immediately goes to work, shielding your system from exploits -- even undiscovered -- which might be used by malware to infect your PC.