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Windows 7: Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

01 Jul 2015   #1

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

ANNOUNCEMENT- MBAE New Version available for download

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

Blog Post

Download link
(The installer is the same for the Free and Premium versions)


In addition, this build is fully compatible with Windows 10 Insider Preview and includes bug fixes for most of the problems reported to us so far.


New Features:
Added new Layer0 exploit mitigations for IE VB scripting
Added new Layer1 exploit mitigations for ROP detection
Added new Layer3 exploit mitigations for Powershell abuse
Added telemetry from Firefox & Chrome
Added ability to edit custom shields
Added ability to log protection events to UI
Added ability to auto-upgrade corporate builds
Added support for Windows 10
Added blacklisting of pirated and fraudulent license keys

Improved Java shield in corporate environments
Improved exploit telemetry
Removed duplicate default shields for portable browsers

Fixed issue when printing to Adobe PDF
Fixed issue with Speedbit Download Accelerator
Fixed issue with plugins from PowerDVD and GAS Tecnologia
Fixed issue with nProtect GameGuard Anti-Cheat
Fixed issue with certain exclusions not respected
Fixed issue with Knowledge Coach Office Add-In
Fixed issue with false positive from IE
Fixed issue with Foxit Reader startup
Fixed issue with Excel PowerQuery
Fixed issue with Excel DEP Enforcement

You can install on top of your existing installation.
In a week or two we'll start activating the automatic upgrades, so if you prefer not to do anything, simply relax and wait for your MBAE to upgrade itself**.
**...if you have automatic upgrades enabled in the settings.

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02 Jul 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium


Thanks much for the info!
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03 Jul 2015   #3
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

Thank you for the info.

I had to disable the last version anytime I used Flash because it would endlessly re-spawn itself & not initiate whenever MBAE was running. They apparently fixed that problem as now anything Flash fires right up without problems. However, for some odd reason, it still blocks IE from launching. Nonetheless I'm glad they got one problem fixed.
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03 Jul 2015   #4

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1


You are most welcome, as always.

@Borg 386:
I don't personally use IE 11. And I don't know if your issue is related, but there is one very recent report of an issue with IE 11 here.

Having said that, the best way to sort this out would be to follow the requested steps HERE, and then to create a new topic in the MBAE support forum HERE
The MBAE Product Manager, pbust, is very hands-on and personally replies to all trouble reports.
I am confident he would be able to assist you with sorting the issue or (failing that) identifying any "bugs" that might be responsible.

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03 Jul 2015   #5
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

Well, it was more of PIA then anything. Other people had the same problem, although there didn't seem to be a rhyme or reason to why. A majority of users did not have any problem, it was only a few (as far as I know.) A couple gamers I talked to had probs with playing until they disabled it.

I don't use IE as my default (That would be FF), but sometimes I do use it. Just one of those weird software things.....LOL. Someone told me with the new version, IE crashes when they close it, it comes back up again & then shuts down normally. Probably one obscure setting or program causing the whole debacle.

Thank you for the info & the links, I'll check it out.
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03 Jul 2015   #6

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1


Yeah, I don't browse with IE, either.

There *is* an IE "False Positive" fix listed in the new version's changelog.
But, again, I don't know if that's related in any way to the behavior you describe.
And, again, unless these sorts of bugs/glitches are reported in the product support forum, it's unlikely they will come to the attention of the devs/QA team for a fix.
Up to you, of course.

One other suggestion would be a clean reinstall:

1- Close all running applications
2- Uninstall MBAE from the Control Panel
3- Reboot
4- Delete the MBAE user data directory -> C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
5- Download and install the latest version from

Hope this helps,
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03 Jul 2015   #7
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

I'll give it a shot, thanks.

Like I said, more of a PIA then anything. I also have EMET running, so like I mentioned, could be a whole slew of different factors causing the prob. Since I don't use IE much, not too big of a deal, I'm glad they fixed the flash prob
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08 Jul 2015   #8

Windows 10 Pro x64

Hmm, good that you guys fixed the issue when setting IE as default browser caused MBAE to think it's an exploit and block it.
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12 Jul 2015   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Are there any known issues with MBAE or is it a no-brainer to use it? I seem to have missed it up till now, but it may be that it's time to get it. I mainly use Chrome with IE9 in reserve for the odd requirement. I make occasional use only of Word on one of my two machines but would reckon on getting the free version of MBAE for both machines - any thoughts?

I currently have an anti-virus program running in the background (MSE, which some love and some hate), and I do a twice-weekly or so manual scan with MBAM free version, although it's worth noting that I'm still using Ver 1.75 and am probably due now to upgrade to ver 2 as it seems to have become more dependable after a long time in beta, or what still seemed like beta. I guess it's time to review my security setup! That said, the present arrangements have served me well for two or three years now after a lot of hassle with my former anti-virus bloatware in particular.
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12 Jul 2015   #10


Hello Seffrid:

The MBAE known issues and conflicts are few: and your system will certainly benefit from the exploit kit protection.

An upgrade to v2.1.8.1057 for MBAM is most certainly in order too.

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