June 12, 2014

New anti-exploit tool aims to prevent your PC from getting infected

Normal antivirus software works by looking at signatures and behaviors to prevent or remove malware infections. However, many infections now stem from exploits in legitimate programs which means that it’s possible for nasties to slip onto the system unnoticed.

A new Anti-Exploit tool from Malwarebytes released today is designed to protect against vulnerabilities in mass-market applications such as browsers, Java, document readers, media players and others.

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