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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit History / Updates

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Please see below for a changelog of our Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit product. 

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA 0.9.2.1200

Changelog:

  • Fix crash when pressing "Clear" button in the LOG tab.
  • Fix false positive when opening IE10 under certain configurations of Windows 7 64-bits.
  • Fix "Shielded applications" counter in GENERAL tab sometimes does not showing correct count.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA 0.9.2.1400

Changelog:

  • Fixed false positive when downloading a binary file under Chrome.
  • Fixed crash when opening Chrome under certain configurations.
  • Fixed false positive when opening MS Word with certain add-ins.
  • Fixed error opening Word/Excel files under certain configurations.
  • Improved upgrade mechanism when installing on top of older versions.
  • Added full version number to the main interface.
  • Minor interface improvements.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA 0.09.3.1000

Changelog:

  • Fixed false positive with MS Word 2007 when saving as PDF.
  • Fixed crash under IE10 with Google or Yahoo Toolbar.
  • Fixed driver uninstallation during installation of new version.
  • Fixed error creating Desktop shortcut during install (64bits).

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ID: 5   Posted (edited)

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA 0.09.4.1000

Improvements:

  • Fixed crash under IE10 when visiting Adobe's website.
  • Fixed crash of Chrome and others when using Silverlight.
  • Fixed crash while watching Netflix.
  • Fixed crash while using Opera 12.x

New Features:

  • New technique for detecting memory exploit payloads.
  • New techniques for blocking exploits at stage 1.
  • New MBAE Exploit Test application to verify MBAE is operational.
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ID: 6   Posted (edited)

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA 0.09.4.2000

 

New Features:
  • Compatibility with Windows 8.1.
  • Fixed problem with log entries deleted after every reboot.
  • Fixed missing line separators in the mbae-default.log logfile.

 

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ID: 7   Posted (edited)

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA 0.09.5.0250 PREVIEW

Improvements:

  • Fixed bug with Acrobat Reader shield.
  • Fixed bug installing MBAE in x64 systems where WinDir is in non-C drive.
  • Fixed bug "missing MSVCP100D.DLL" when uninstalling MBAE.
  • Fixed bug with excluding HitmanPro.Alert upgrades.
  • Fixed bug with negative shielded applications counter.
  • Fixed issue with Chrome extensions crash when stopping/starting MBAE.

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New Features:

  • Added new techniques for protection from stage1 exploits.
  • Added new techniques for protection from stage2 exploits.
  • Added new technique for stage1 and stage2 memory protections.
  • Added new hooking of certain Windows 8.x specific functions.
  • Added more verbose logging.
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ID: 8   Posted (edited)

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA 0.09.5.1000

Improvements:

  • Fixed bug with Acrobat Reader shield.
  • Fixed bug installing MBAE in x64 systems where WinDir is in non-C drive.
  • Fixed bug "missing MSVCP100D.DLL" when uninstalling MBAE.
  • Fixed bug with excluding HitmanPro.Alert upgrades.
  • Fixed bug with negative shielded applications counter.
  • Fixed issue with Chrome extensions crash when stopping/starting MBAE.

New Features:

  • Added new techniques for protection from stage1 exploits.
  • Added new techniques for protection from stage2 exploits.
  • Added new technique for stage1 and stage2 memory protections.
  • Added new hooking of certain Windows 8.x specific functions.
  • Added more verbose logging.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA 0.10.0.1000
 
New Features:
  • New architecture runs MBAE as a Windows Service.
  • New architecture runs MBAE in multi-user environments.
  • New architecture prevents non-admin users from stopping protection.
  • New architecture prevents non-admin users from managing exclusions.
  • New architecture prevents non-admin users from clearing logs.
  • New location for logs and auxiliary files under "AllUsersProfile".
  • New installer handles hot-upgrades to new MBAE versions.
  • New installer completely uninstalls MBAE program files.
  • Improved Start/Stop buttons have been unified into a single toggle button.
  • Improved uninjection technique prevents crashes under certain conditions.
  • Improved and less intrusive beta expiration messages.
  • Improved GUI details.
  • Fixed problem with traybar icon sometimes disappearing.
  • Fixed problem when double-clicking on Desktop shortcut icon.
  • Fixed an injection hook issue.
  • Fixed an issue displaying Flash content under Opera12 x64.

Updated Known Issues & Conflicts list:

https://forums.malwa...howtopic=135127

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA 0.10.3.0100

 

New Features:

  • Added protection for Office 2010 Starter Edition (cloud version).
  • Added protection for Foxit Reader PRO.
  • Added support to send alert and service events to syslog.
  • Added support for license ID and KEY.
  • Added support to manage custom shields via MBAE-CLI.EXE.
  • Added reporting of payload URL in mbae-alert.log.
  • Updated telemetry library.
  • Fixed bug with Windows Updates via IE under Windows XP.
  • Fixed bug with Windows 8.1 Update 1.
  • Fixed bug with application behavior protection.
  • Fixed bug with certain Java exclusions.
  • Fixed bug with certain Win7 hooks.
  • Fixed bug when upgrading to new version.
  • Fixed bug with log timestamps.
  • Fixed FP with Excel under certain conditions.
  • Fixed FP with Ginger Grammar Checker browser plugin.
  • Fixed FP with MacType IE11 plugin.
  • Fixed crash condition of Quicktime Player.
  • Fixed crash condition of MS Office under rare conditions.

Updated Known Issues & Conflicts list:

https://forums.malwa...howtopic=135127

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ID: 11   Posted (edited)

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.03.1.1220 (Released June 12, 2014)

 

New Features:

 

  • Added new protection techniques for "Operating System Security Bypass Protection" Layer
  • Added new protection techniques for "Application Behavior Protection" Layer
  • Added ability to enable or disable pre-determined shields
  • Added ability to manage (add/delete) custom shields
  • Added visual distinction in traybar icon between started and stopped
  • Added visual distinction between pre-determined, custom and CLI shields
  • Added automatic upgrades to newer versions
  • Added distinction between Free and Premium based on license key
  • Free version protects browsers, browser add-ons and Java
  • Premium version includes all shields and custom shields management
  • Improved application termination when an exploit is blocked
  • Improved optimizations results in reduced size of MBAE.EXE by 3.5 times
  • Changed MBAE logs directory to %AllUsersProfile%\Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
  • Updated end user license agreement
  • Fixed bug with GUI flashing for a second before minimizing to traybar
  • Fixed bug with certain API hooks
  • Fixed bug with unshielding right after installation
  • Fixed false positive when playing DVDs in Windows Media Player
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ID: 12   Posted (edited)

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.04.1.1012 (Released September 4, 2014)

New Features:

  • Added various new layer 1 and layer 2 detection techniques
  • Improved various aspects of installation and automatic upgrades
  • Improved UI to make it easier to activate Premium
  • Improved threat information telemetry
  • Improved shields to prevent slowdowns and FPs in desktop-based applications
  • Fixed FP with Excel addon
  • Fixed bug executing Desktop shortcut after install
  • Updated hooking framework

     
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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.05.1.1014 (Released December 1, 2014)
 
New Features:

  • Engine (DLL) code re-write to improve stability and compatibility.
  • Added mitigations DEP Enforcement, Anti-HeapSpraying and BottomUp ASLR.
  • Added new Layer0 "Application Hardening" protections.
  • Added Layer1 new generic ROP protection mitigations.
  • Added Layer1 new StackPivoting 64-bit protection mitigation.
  • Added Layer2 new caller mitigations for 64-bits.
  • Added Layer3 new application behavior mitigations.
  • Added trial mode to allow for testing of Premium version.
  • Added Quarantine of blocked payloads from Layer3 detections.
  • Added filename details for default and custom shields.
  • Added graphic user interface bitmaps.
  • Added new "Protection stopped" traybar balloon.
  • Added new counter which counts apps instead of processes.

Improvements:

  • Improved IPC communication between Service and protection DLL.
  • Improved management of 64-bit processes by keeping mbae64.exe running.
  • Improved "other" custom shield profile to reduce potential FPs.
  • Improved Foxit Reader default shield to shield the latest version.
  • Improved exploit threat telemetry and logging.

Fixes:

  • Fixed false positive when opening Word or Excel under certain conditions.
  • Fixed false positive when installing and running Silverlight for the first time.
  • Fixed injection driver to resolve conflicts with third-party applications.
  • Fixed multi-select and edit options in Shields and Exclusions tab.
  • Fixed traybar icon right-click bug under Windows 8.1.
  • Fixed UI closing when right-clicking on traybar icon.
  • Fixed bug when double-clicking the traybar icon with UI open.
  • Fixed issues with shielded apps counter with Chrome and Java.
  • Fixed bug when uninjecting under certain conditions.
  • Fixed remaining issues which caused Java FPs under certain conditions.
  • Fixed DoS condition in the MBAE driver.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.06.1.1018 (Released March 31, 2015)

 

New Features:

  • Added new Layer3 mitigations for IE, Java and Office.
  • Added default protection for more popular browsers.
  • Added Chromium-based browser application family.
  • Added new alert window with exploit details.
  • Added protection traybar tooltip notification.
  • Added advanced configuration of mitigations per family.
  • Added configuration for general settings.
  • Added browse button when adding custom shields.
  • Added new mechanism to reduce known false positives.
  • Added anonymous submission of blocked exploits.
  • Added confirmation window for file-format exploit submissions.
  • Added Premium notifications in Free/Trial builds.
  • Added support for Windows 10.
Improvements:
  • Improved upgrade process to maintain existing custom shields.
  • Improved visibility in GUI of Management Console exclusions.
  • Improved error and crash reporting.
  • Improved missing GUI notification for guest user accounts.
  • Improved managed installation to avoid Start Menu folder creation.
Fixes:
  • Fixed false positive with Word or Excel under certain conditions.
  • Fixed false positive with LoadLibrary exploit mitigation.
  • Fixed false positive with web-based Java applications.
  • Fixed bug with timestamp conversions.
  • Fixed bug which could cause protection to stop during startup.
  • Fixed bug whereby LUA could start/stop protection.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.07 (Released July 1, 2015)

 

New Features:

  • Added new Layer1 exploit mitigations for ROP detection
  • Added new Layer1 exploit mitigations for IE VB scripting
  • 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

Improvements:

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

Fixes:

  • 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 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

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.08 (Released November 4, 2015)

 

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
Fixes:
  • 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

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.08.1.1189 (Released February 1, 2016)

Fixes
:

  • Improve fingerprinting detection
  • Improve Layer1 stability
  • Fix for Windows 10 injection bug
  • Fix for Chrome 64bits protection
  • Fix for BitDefender bug causing conflicts
  • Fix false positive condition in Java shield
  • Fix potential memory leak condition

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.08.1.2563 (Released June 15, 2016)

New Features:

  • Added Layer1 self-protection mechanisms for MBAE DLL
  • Improved Layer1 Stack Pivoting detection technique
  • Improved Layer3 Application Behavior protection
  • Improved self-protection for MBAE IPC 

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.08.1.2572 (Released August 2, 2016)

Fixes:

  • Layer1 self-protection mechanisms for MBAE DLL
  • Layer1 Stack Pivoting detection technique
  • Layer3 Application Behavior protection
  • Self-protection for MBAE IPC

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