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Umm, did you see where it says that Malwarebytes supports the feature that you're trying to test further down the page where each test is linked?

MB is not listed on any of those pages, so why would you think that it supports the feature when it is not listed?

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Simple.  That is an anti virus test file and its contents are not that of a PE file thus Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware ( MBAM ) won't even target it..

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MBAM does not target scripted malware files.  That means MBAM will not target; JS, JSE,  PY, .HTML, VBS, VBE, WSF, .CLASS, SWF, SQL, BAT, CMD, PDF, PHP, etc.
It also does not target documents such as; PDF, DOC, DOCx, XLS, XLSx, PPT, PPS, ODF, RTF, etc.
It also does not target media files;  MP3, WMV, JPG, GIF, etc.

Until MBAM, v1.75, MBAM could not access files in archives but with v1.75 came that ability so it can unarchive a Java Jar (which is a PKZip file) but it won't target the .CLASS files within. Same goes with CHM files (which is a PKZip file) but it doesn't target the HTML files within. MBAM v1.75 and later specifically will deal with; ZIP, RAR, 7z, CAB and MSI for archives. And self-Extracting; ZIP, 7z, RAR and NSIS executables (aka; SFX files).

MBAM specifically targets binaries that start with the first two characters being; MZ
They can be; EXE, CPL, SYS, DLL, SCR and OCX. Any of these files types can be renamed to be anything such as;  TXT, JPG, CMD and BAT and they will still be targeted just as long as the binary starts with 'MZ'.



It is not a case of MBAM failing the test.  It is a case of this test not being applicable to MBAM.


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I wouldn't call the application of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware as a layer in layered protection.  It's realm is that of an adjunct of a fully installed anti virus application.  As an adjunct it broadens that layer.  On the other hand Malwarebytes' Anti-Exploit may be considered another layer in layered protection because it plays a completely different role.

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