Short bio

Malwarebytes uses the detection name “Exploit” for a category of malware that uses known exploits to deliver their payloads. Exploits are known vulnerabilities in software that can be abused to gain some level of control over the systems running the affected software.

Type and source of infection

Exploits in general are not the malware payload, but a means to an end—their goal being to get the payload on the target system. Exploits are usually downloaded from the Internet or delivered as email attachments without the user’s knowledge.


Malwarebytes protects agains exploits by using anti-exploit technology and real-time protection.


Malwarebytes can detect and remove files detected as Exploit. without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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