Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I have been getting MBAE updates FREE from Malwarebytes for a very long time. From the get-go I realized that I was getting beta versions. It was sort of an implied "deal" between me & Malwarebytes. Namely, I could use the app for FREE but -- in so doing -- I was voluntarily accepting the risks & responsibilities inherent in being a beta tester.

    From this standpoint, I would be surprised if debug logging were NOT enabled by default.
     
  2. lucd

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    so maybe don't let it connect , it does not need Internet I think, as updates are done manually
     
  3. anon

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    ... or auto =

     
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    Puit the following entry in the HOSTS file : -
    127.0.0.1 data-cdn.mbamupdates.com

    The HOSTS file is in the folder 'C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc'

    Adding that HOSTS file entry will block the MBAE version updates.
     
  5. NormanF

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    The other solution? Don't add the updater to your firewall allowed connection list and it should stay blocked.
     
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    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Beta 1.13 Build 424 (October 27, 2021)
    Release Notes (Forum)
    Download: https://downloads.malwarebytes.org/file/mbae
     
  7. bellgamin

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    I wonder how effective it can be, I remember it stopped a truly evil instance of process hollowing, but it only happened once in my life and thus far this thing is silent
     
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    While I do still run MBAE Premium (now beta) on a couple of little-used Win7 systems, I opted to go with default settings in Windows Security Exploit protection (WSEP?) for my two Win10 systems.

    Back in the day, I found no compelling discussions as to which was more efficacious, EMET or MBAE, other than the latter having a comfortable UI. As user of Pedro's product at the time, I just rolled with the Mawarebytes iteration.

    With EMET having evolved into WSEP, I'm now a beta tester for one company, not two, by dumping MBAE. :cool:

    MBAE did whack a few things over the years, but searching for and pulling some log files from ancient backups on optical media isn't worth the effort. As with most all other things considered, either MBAE and WSEP is BTN (better than nothing).

    Cheers.
     
  10. bellgamin

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    Uhh... "legitimately evil" = oxymoron?
     
  11. lucd

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    @bellgamin
    rather something without the "oxy" prefix

    No I wanted to say a "truly evil" file, or "confirmed to be malicious"
     
  12. Azure Phoenix

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    so a true positive rather than a false positive
     
  13. bellgamin

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    A TRULY false positive, of course.
     
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