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What is the difference between MBAE and MBAM ?

 

MBAE is a shield for specific apps ?

MBAM heuristic activity detection ?

 

Have Bitdefender Internet Security  2015, but its hard to determine specific anti-exploit features, if any?.

 

Would appreciate some guidance for a noobie ... thank you :)

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MBAM goes after WHAT attacks you, and MBAE goes after HOW it attacks you.  In the simplest form, that's the answer.  There are infinitely more WHATs than HOWs.  This is a good place to start reading on the subject.  Poke around in the forum that you posted in and you'll find out a lot.

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware ( MBAM ) - Works at the file and Internet address levels.  It detects malicious files and blocks them or removes them as well as blocking access to Internet addresses and/or sites listed in its database.   MBAM will also correct/fix modifications made to the Operating System that malware may make.

 

Malwarebytes' Anti-Exploit ( MBAE ) - is an action level application.  It blocks the malicious action of exploiting software vulnerabilities or blocks exploits of a software performed in an unusual ore unintended fashion.

 

Heuristic detection - If it walks like a duck and squawks like a duck then it must be a duck.  This is a characteristic detection instead of a signature based detection.  Because heuristics makes an assumption, it can have a higher False Positive result level.  At the same time it can catch malware based on a characteristic even though there is no signature for it and it hasn't been seen before.

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@ Gonzo 
 
Your suggestion to Frequently Asked Questions is a very good one.
-  I could not find (see) FAQs before creating this thread ... I must have been having a boy look :blush:^_^
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@ David H Lipman

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware ( MBAM ) - Works at the file and Internet address levels.  It detects malicious files and blocks them or removes them as well as blocking access to Internet addresses and/or sites listed in its database.   MBAM will also correct/fix modifications made to the Operating System that malware may make.
 
Malwarebytes' Anti-Exploit ( MBAE ) - is an action level application.  It blocks the malicious action of exploiting software vulnerabilities or blocks exploits of a software performed in an unusual ore unintended fashion.
 
Heuristic detection - If it walks like a duck and squawks like a duck then it must be a duck.  This is a characteristic detection instead of a signature based detection.  Because heuristics makes an assumption, it can have a higher False Positive result level.  At the same time it can catch malware based on a characteristic even though there is no signature for it and it hasn't been seen before.


Excellent summary ... thank you   :)

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