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We had a MalwareBytes alerts that came in that I have question on:

Exploit attempt blocked BLOCK           *USER*  Internet Explorer       C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE   Attacked application: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE; Parent process name: iexplore.exe; Layer: Application Hardening; API ID: 900; Address: ; Module: ; AddressType: ; StackTop: ; StackBottom: ; StackPointer: ; Extra: 

I do not see any extra info from the MB console and the alert does not give me anything really.

Anyone seen this before?


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It appears as though the application hardening in the Exploit Protection component in Malwarebytes was doing its job and stopped some kind of malicious code execution in the web browser, likely caused by visiting a webpage with some kind of exploit embedded in it such as a malicious advertisement or some other type of exploit.  If you are seeing these detections repeatedly/frequently then there may be an issue either with the system itself or a commonly viewed webpage.

I hope that helps to explain the detection a bit more and if there is anything else we might help you with please let us know.


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