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Every time I run cmder, Malwarebytes gives me an exception error. I have no idea why it does, and it only just recently started happening (ie Previously I had run cmder and no exploit blocked notification was received).

I can't directly tell whether it's impeding cmder's performance, but it's sure damn annoying. I can't make an exception for it because it doesn't show up in "Exclude a Previously Detected Exploit" page.

How do I stop this?

Here's the output of the report:


-Log Details-
Protection Event Date: 2/28/18
Protection Event Time: 9:54 AM
Log File: 57c7570a-1c97-11e8-ae99-ecf4bb518a2b.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.262
Update Package Version: 1.0.4144
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: System

-Exploit Details-
File: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Exploit: 1
Malware.Exploit.Agent.Generic, , Blocked, [0], [392684],0.0.0

-Exploit Data-
Affected Application: cmd
Protection Layer: Application Behavior Protection
Protection Technique: Exploit payload process blocked
File Name: C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe \c ver


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I've no encountered an actual error inside cmder after trying to launch. See below:


Also, other random notes:

  • This "Exploit Block" doesn't happen on my Windows 10 machine when running cmder.
  • The "Exploit Block" also occurs when using the integrated terminal in VS Code, but I believe that's simply tied to the fact that it's literally running the exact same code in a cmd window.


Edited by u2berggeist
Left personal info in the error message

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Could you get us some logs to look into so we can better troubleshoot this issue. See the second post for help with getting logs (under technical issues)


Also--Double check the following settings for me and see if they are at default values, thanks



Edited by vbarytskyy

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Do you run any specific commands when you get a trigger?

Do you run it as admin?

Any other information that can be useful in reproducing this problem would be much appreciated.

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I don't run any special commands. I'm simply launching the executable.

It doesn't start up in admin mode.

The only slightly weird thing is I have the cmder folder placed in the C drive (so C:\cmder). 

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It looks like there is a "user-aliases" file that this script is looking for as well, could you provide a copy of that as well please. Also--What is the purpose of this script? 

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There is no file named `user-aliases.cmd` like in the `init.bat`. Looking at the script, it looks like if there isn't one there, then it will copy `user-aliases.cmd.example`. I've attached that below.

As far as what the script does, you're guess is as good as mine. I just use cmder, I don't mod it very much at all. Their documentation might be helpful.

Side note: it's really annoying that the forum has file type limits. I've had to save both the `init.bat` and the `user-aliases.cmd.example` as a text file to upload.


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While I am looking over these, can you upgrade to MB3.4 that we released today and let me know if you are still experiencing the issue? 

Go to Settings > Click "Install Application Updates" under Application. 

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Upgrading to MB3.4 seems to have fixed the issue. I no longer have the exploit warnings anymore and cmder is working fine now.


Thanks for your help!

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