Exploit Blocker

Exploit Blocker is designed to fortify commonly exploited applications such as web browsers, PDF readers, email clients or MS Office components. It monitors behavior of processes for suspicious activity that might indicate an exploit. It adds another layer of protection, one step closer to attackers, by using a completely different technology compared to techniques focusing on detection of malicious files themselves.

When Exploit Blocker identifies a suspicious process, it can stop the process immediately and record data about the threat, which is then sent to the ESET LiveGrid® cloud system. This data is processed by the ESET Threat Lab and used to better protect all users from unknown threats and zero-day attacks (newly released malware for which there is no pre-configured remedy).