Smarter technology

Traditional antivirus relies on outdated signature-based technology that addresses threats at the execution stage of the attack chain. It’s reactive, one-dimensional, and apparently isn’t effective. Malwarebytes employs several proprietary technologies that work together to break the attack chain, from pre-delivery to post-execution.

Our platform applies the following real-time protection layers:

Web Protection: Prevents access to malicious websites, ad networks, scammer networks, and bad neighborhoods

Application Hardening: Reduces vulnerability exploit surface and proactively detects fingerprinting attempts used by advanced attacks

Exploit Mitigation: Proactively detects and blocks attempts to abuse vulnerabilities and remotely execute code on the endpoint

Application Behavior Protection: Prevents applications from being leveraged to infect the endpoint

Anomaly Detection: Proactively identifies viruses and malware through machine learning techniques

Payload Analysis: Identifies entire families of known malware with heuristic and behavioral rules

Behavior Monitoring: Detects and blocks ransomware via behavioral monitoring technology