Malwarebytes stops 100% of Advanced Threats in latest AV-Test assessment

Malwarebytes stops 100% of Advanced Threats in latest AV-Test assessment

AV-TEST, a leading independent tester of cybersecurity solutions, has just given Malwarebytes two Advanced awards for the ability of our consumer and business products to protect against the latest attack techniques.

Let’s take a deeper dive into the test and the results.

Advanced Threat Protection test breakdown

AV-Test’s bi-monthly Advanced Threat Protection exam scrutinizes Windows 11 security products, testing their ability to counter new attack methods.

In the April 2023 trial, they assessed defenses against the “Inline Execute Assembly” technique used by data stealers and ransomware. The test involved 10 malware samples sent via spearphishing emails. If not caught early, data stealers could siphon off data, and ransomware could start encrypting data, while communicating with a C2 server. 

Points were given for detecting key attack phases, with a perfect score being 35 points.

In the latest results, both Malwarebytes Premium and Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection aced the test, earning the top “Advanced” rating for detecting 10/10 samples and receiving the full 35/35 points.

Check out the full results:

Advanced test: Enterprise results

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection successfully detected and blocked all ten instances of malware (5 data stealers and 5 ransomware samples) sent via spearphishing emails in the initial two steps—when they first landed on the system and when they attempted to become active—thereby passing all tests in these phases.


Advanced test: Consumer results

Malwarebytes Premium fared no differently, having also successfully detected and blocked all ten instances of malware when they first landed on the system and attempted to become active.

The foundation for superior Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)


Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection (EP) is not merely a standalone product; it’s the bedrock of our Malwarebytes Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution.

Leveraging the robust detection and prevention capabilities validated by AV-Test, Malwarebytes EDR constantly monitors endpoint systems and automatically kills processes associated with advanced threat activity. Learn more about our endpoint security solutions.


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