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After recently deploying MB Endpoint Security, we're seeing a ton of false positives in our logs from MBAE. Every 10 minutes, a log entry is recorded of "Exploit code executing from Heap memory blocked" and another entry containing a payload url of "/workshare/swupdatercheck". 

 

The source appears to be the automatic software update function in Workshare Protect 7 (MS office doc comparison, metadata removal, etc), which is using Internet Explorer to check for a software update.

 

Although the end user is oblivious to the BLOCK, it's making it difficult to decipher real exploits due to the large number of false positives with a deployment of 300+ users.

 

What setting in MBAE can we tweak to avoid this particular detection? There does not seem to be a way to whitelist this function because of how it is being detected.

 

Thanks,

Adam M.

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Hello Adam,

 

what version of Anti-Exploit are you running? If it is 1.06 or 1.07, then upgrade to the latest 1.08 as it has a couple of fixes for these problems.

 

Simply go to MBMC -> Policy -> Edit -> Anti-Exploit -> automatically upgrade anti-exploit clients.

 

Feel free to do this on a Policy with a few machines first to verify the fix before applying to all Policies.

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