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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2015, 11:00:20 PM »
The ordinary lay persons were just cranky and would not know what a DDoS attack is. It came at the wrong time as well being a Saturday and there are a couple of companies hanging around for a takeover. :hahaha: :hahaha:
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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2015, 01:58:49 PM »
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That's one way of describing a DDoS attack.
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I guess it depends on how often you use Flash Player.
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The ordinary lay persons ... would not know what a DDoS attack is
I don't know. If they watch the news and keep up with current events, DDoS should not be a totally unfamiliar term as hackers and even foreign governments have conducted such attacks on my major global organizations on several occasions making the headlines. And in security discussions, the term is used often when discussing malware, computer compromises, badguys taking remote control, creating zombies and bot-armies for such attacks.

And even if they didn't watch the news, there's always are buddy, Bing Google.
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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2015, 02:30:55 AM »
Just to retrace back to MBAE - I have the free version installed on both DT and LT and is running fine. Also found a corrupt version of RealTimes with RealPlayer installed on my DT but it would not uninstall the normal way from Programs and Features (just removed the icon but left all files) so removed it the hard way. Also another attack on my ISP last night.
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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #48 on: July 13, 2015, 03:43:32 AM »
Just to retrace back to MBAE - I have the free version installed on both DT and LT and is running fine. Also found a corrupt version of RealTimes with RealPlayer installed on my DT but it would not uninstall the normal way from Programs and Features (just removed the icon but left all files) so removed it the hard way. Also another attack on my ISP last night.

Glad to hear that the MBAE free version is now running smoothly on your system(s). It's been running very smoothly on mine as well.

These days, and sans program conflicts, I'll take all the security that I can get.
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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2015, 07:22:42 AM »
Removed EMET 5.2 so are no conflicts. Now have to find a replacement for "RealTimes with RealPlayer" - it has become too bloated with the Cloud option.
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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2015, 02:08:18 PM »
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I have the free version installed on both DT and LT and is running fine.
Are DT and LT designations for two of your computers?
Before I install this, I do a lot of reading and want to be sure I understand everything.

I'm fine with running free but to protect my husband, if I felt he had a problem, I would probably install the paid version on one of his computers. He is very cautious - thank goodness - so I don't have to clean up his computers but there is so much nasty stuff you only have to type something incorrectly and end up at a place you didn't intend to.

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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #51 on: July 13, 2015, 02:41:48 PM »
DT=desktop (PC)
LT=laptop (notebook)
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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2015, 07:55:30 PM »
Just now, for the first time ever, I got a pop up from MBAE that it had blocked an exploit code in the browser ... a VBS script from a site that WOT had given the green light to.
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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #53 on: July 13, 2015, 08:18:44 PM »
The VBS Script detection is a newer feature of MBAE, which still needs fine tuning.   (Apparently, Pedro was under the impression that use of VBScript had deprecated sufficiently, that no major sites were still using it... leading to the erroneous conclusion that ANY use of VBSscript was "suspicious".)  Until the developers can properly adjust this, version 1.107.1.1011 disables this feature by default.   
See:  MBAE alerts of blocked VBScripting on some top websites when visited with Internet Explorer.
https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/135127-known-issues-conflicts/

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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #54 on: July 13, 2015, 08:22:31 PM »
Ahhhh ... thanks for the explanation, seemed odd to me.   :o

I wonder why it didn't update automatically?
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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #55 on: July 13, 2015, 08:28:08 PM »
I believe they take a week or so to push updates...

as noted in the link I gave, it's a simple-enough matter to UNcheck "Disable (application of) Internet Explorer VB Scripting" under Settings / Advanced Settings / Application Hardening.


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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #56 on: July 13, 2015, 08:34:41 PM »
Yeah  :D

I saw this in that link (BTW the 10/2013 date of the post should really be 'fixed'): "information below is current for MBAE version 1.07.1.1010" ... good to know that it has been disabled by default in the latest release.  Cheers  :D
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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #57 on: July 13, 2015, 08:44:30 PM »
"disabled by default in the latest release"...  that's what they're saying, but it wouldn't hurt to check.

I'm still on x.1010 on the machine I'm using to compose this, and have NOT run into any difficulties with VBScript detection on this machine.   But I DID have to turn of the detection on another system.  [My conjecture is that the script was generated by the A/V there... since that was the only obvious difference in system configuration.]

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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #58 on: July 13, 2015, 09:20:53 PM »
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DT=desktop (PC)
LT=laptop (notebook)
Head slap to me!!! I did not figure that one out.  :smash:
Thanks for explaining something that I should have known.

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Re: Anybody using Malwarebytes anti-exploit?
« Reply #59 on: July 14, 2015, 02:48:12 PM »
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DT=desktop (PC)
LT=laptop (notebook)
Head slap to me!!! I did not figure that one out.  :smash:
Thanks for explaining something that I should have known.
lol Well, it is often too easy to overlook the obvious.
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