What is mbae64?

The genuine mbae64.sys file is a software component of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit by Malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is a security program that removes software exploits. Mbae64.sys is a system file that is associated with the Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium software, and does not cause any threats to your PC.

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is one of three tools included with the Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium software package, and provides endpoint security for blocking exploit-based malware. It uses proactive technology to ensure that both known and unknown exploits are blocked, and works alongside existing anti-virus and anti-malware software to provide you with additional protection. This software uses four different layers of exploit protection namely application hardening, protection against operating system (OS) security bypasses, malicious memory caller protection and application behavior protection.

Malwarebytes is an American security company founded in 2008. The company offers a vast portfolio of products including Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware, Malwarebytes AdwCleaner, Malwarebytes Endpoint Security, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac. Malwarebytes has reportedly fixed over 250 million computers and over five billion malware threats worldwide.

MbAE64 stands for Malwarebytes Anti Exploit (64-bit)

Mbae64.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if mbae64.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Mbae64.sys file information

The process known as Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit belongs to software Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit or Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit version by Malwarebytes (

Description: Mbae64.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file mbae64.sys is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (common is C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 63,064 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 66,080 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The mbae64.sys file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. mbae64.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with mbae64.sys, you may want to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit version)
  2) visit the website
  3) update the program.

Recommended: Identify mbae64.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mbae64.sys. Therefore, you should check the mbae64.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving mbae64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mbae64. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mbae64.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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