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Short bio

Malware.Exploit.Agent is the detection name displayed in the prompt that is shown by Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit module when it detects an exploit.

Type and source of infection

Exploits are threats that abuse vulnerabilities in everyday software applications such as browsers, office documents and PDFs and use these to download malware.


The detection of Malware.Exploit.Agent protects users against exploits that use legitimate programs for malicious activities .

Additional information

When available the detection name will include additional information by including tactics and techniques based on the Mitre Att&ck knowledge base.


  • Malware.Exploit.Agent – T1055 – Defense Evasion tells you that this exploit uses process injection (T1055) to avoid detection (Defense Evasion).
  • Malware.Exploit.Agent – T1059 – Execution tells you that this exploit may abuse command and script interpreters to execute commands, scripts, or binaries. (T1059) as a means of executing arbitrary commands (Execution).