Chrome removed from Anti-Exploit list of Protected Apps in Malwarebytes

The Google Chrome team announced in a blog post dated November 2017, it will not allow 3rd-party vendors to inject into the Chrome browser for Windows beginning in September 2018. Refer to Reducing Chrome crashes caused by third-party software for details.


Google believes this approach makes Chrome more secure and less prone to crashes, which they identify as the main source of stability issues with their browser. Security solutions such as Malwarebytes for Windows’ Anti-Exploit functionality uses this injection into Chrome to provide an additional filter. The filter checks to see if the web pages rendered contain exploits and blocks it accordingly.


In response to Google’s decision, and to minimize the inconvenience to users seeing these incompatibility messages from Chrome, Malwarebytes has removed Chrome from the Anti-Exploit list of protected apps in the following products:

  • Malwarebytes for Windows – Component Package version: 1.0.441 and above
  • Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
  • Malwarebytes Endpoint Security


While we find a way to restore protection for Google Chrome, Malwarebytes believes our other layers of protection such as web blocking, malware blocking, anomaly detection, anti-ransomware, plus the other protection applications in anti-exploit will continue to protect users from malware and other forms of threats.

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