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Today I got an exploit blocked error on the update for VLC.  Is this a real exploit threat or a false positive?

Thanks,
Bill

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-Log Details-
Protection Event Date: 8/31/18
Protection Event Time: 5:21 PM
Log File: fb6c98cc-ad7c-11e8-8ba1-3417ebbaf5fc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.5.1.2522
Components Version: 1.0.441
Update Package Version: 1.0.6589
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 17134.228)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: System

-Exploit Details-
File: 1
Malware.Exploit.Agent.Generic, C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Temp\vlc-3.0.4-win64.exe, Quarantined, [0], [392684],0.0.0

Exploit: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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Edited by BillH99999
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Same thing here when trying to let VLC update itself.  I downloaded the VLC install program from the VLC website, scanned it with MBAM which said it was OK, and manually upgraded with no problems.  I think MBAM is somehow seeing the automatic upgrade process as an exploit.

 

Here's the log from the exploit action:

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-Log Details-
Protection Event Date: 9/1/18
Protection Event Time: 6:38 AM
Log File: 1e47ec42-add3-11e8-a0fd-001e37255085.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.5.1.2522
Components Version: 1.0.421
Update Package Version: 1.0.6595
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 17134.228)
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: VLC Player
Protection Layer: Application Behavior Protection
Protection Technique: Exploit payload process blocked
File Name: D:\tmp\vlc-3.0.4-win64.exe
URL:

 

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