Malwarebytes, popular for their anti-malware product, has now acquired the Anti-Exploit software from the Zero Vulnerability Labs team. This software is capable of protecting you against 0-day vulnerabilities, web based exploits and other exploits that cannot be handled by your regular antivirus products. It can protect more than a dozen of various Windows applications including your web browsers and email client apps.
You can download Malwaebytes Anti-Exploit from the Zero Vulnerability Labs website (now redesigned to look like Malwarebytes site). The download is available as an installer. The download is a very small application of about 2 megabytes. After the installation, it runs automatically but you can also launch it from its desktop shortcut.
It places itself in the system tray of Windows quietly – protecting you from the latest vulnerabilities in the background. You can right-click on the system tray icon to open the main Anti-Exploit window and to toggle the protection on or off.
The main Anti-Exploit window has no settings to configure – making it very simple for every Windows user. It just shows the options to stop or start the protection. It also displays the number of applications shielded from the exploits, number of blocked exploit attempts, files quarantined etc.
In the Shields section of the Anti-Exploit window, you can see the list of all the third-party applications shielded by the Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. It protects many third-party applications including Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Java, Adobe Reader and more.
The interesting part about Anti-Exploit is that it does not require any signature updates like antivirus or antimalware products do. It just keeps running in the background and shields you from being the victim of the latest 0-day exploits. The software is still in the beta stage, so in the future Malwarebytes may make some changes or add new features in it.
You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit from http://www.zerovulnerabilitylabs.com/.