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Exploit.PayloadFileBlock on cmd.exe. False positive or actual threat?


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I've noticed these alerts happening on 9/12, 9/16 and 10/11.  I can't seem to find a clear answer on what is causing this and what further to do about it.

Is this evidence of an actual threat being blocked or a false positive?  If actual threat, is there any further way to figure out where it came from and how to stop it from happening again?


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Having the same issue.

It's asking me to reboot my machine, but I'm concerned about this, since it's saying it quarantined this system file.

How should I proceed? I cannot update MWB unless I reboot.




-Log Details-
Protection Event Date: 10/17/23
Protection Event Time: 6:57 PM
Log File: 8b3d038c-6d40-11ee-b441-e0d55e0a0c7f.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.2158
Update Package Version: 1.0.76299
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 11 (Build 22621.2428)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: System

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

Exploit: 1
Exploit.PayloadFileBlock, C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe, Blocked, 601, 392684, 0.0.0, 5A6BE4D2519515241D0C133A26CF62C0, 423E0E810A69AACEBA0E5670E58AFF898CF0EBFFAB99CCB46EBB3464C3D2FACB

-Exploit Data-
Affected Application: cmd
Protection Layer: Application Behavior Protection
Protection Technique: Exploit payload file blocked
File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe





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You are not up to date.  From your log...

Components Version: 1.0.2158
Update Package Version: 1.0.76299

As @Porthos had posted...

On 10/12/2023 at 8:45 AM, Porthos said:

It was an issue with the exploit protection, an FP. Version 4.6.4 corrected it.


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3 minutes ago, MrFr33z3 said:

This is also stating it will screw up my development environment by deleting node.exe on reboot, which I require for development.

Please advise, as I'm in the middle of working on a project.

If the files are quarantined after restart they can be restored.

Get the restart and get the update done and the actual cause will be fixed.

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