Posts Tagged ‘drive-by’

Microsoft SmartScreen Filter gets Drive-By Attack Protection

Monday, December 21st, 2015

This feature is only available on Windows Edge and Internet Explorer 11, but since Microsoft is in the process of ending support for all IE versions prior to IE 11, then maybe that’s not really an issue.

Microsoft SmartScreen Filter is a protective feature integrated into the Windows operating system as well as Microsoft’s web browsers Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge that protects computer users from certain kinds of Internet-based attacks. It works similar to Google’s SafeBrowsing feature but is broader in scope as it is not limited to a single program but works system-wide.


Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Update Improves Exploit Protection

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

This seems like a step in the right direction; even though this is just a beta/test version, those drive-by download attacks can be a real pain to get rid of.

Malwarebytes recently released a first public beta version of Anti-Exploit, an exploit mitigation tool for Windows that works very similar to Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. The program steps in when exploits bypass the first and second line of security of a computer system. So, instead of allowing the exploit to run on the system, they are blocked from doing so by anti-exploit software.