What is an exploit?
“An exploit is a piece of software, a chunk of data, or sequence of commands that takes advantage of a bug or vulnerability in order to cause unintended or unanticipated behavior to occur on computer software, hardware, or something electronic (usually computerized).”
Why is this important?
Organized cyber criminals have moved from simple infection techniques used by old viruses and worms to using sophisticated vulnerability exploit attacks to compromise victims without requiring any user interaction.
What does Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (MBAE) do exactly?
MBAE provides advanced security that combats the problem of exploit attacks against software vulnerabilities by effectively "shielding" popular applications and browsers.
When MBAE detects a shielded application being exploited it automatically stops the malicious code from executing. Once the malicious code is stopped, it will automatically close the attacked application. We do this for stability as an attacked application might not function properly after experiencing a vulnerability exploit attempt.