The anti-exploit detection feature helps protect vulnerable endpoints from unknown exploit attacks. FortiClient monitors the behavior of popular applications, such as web browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera), Java/Flash plug-ins, Microsoft Office applications, and PDF readers, against exploits that use zero-day or unpatched vulnerabilities to infect the endpoint. Once detected, the compromised application process is terminated. The anti-exploit detection feature also helps protect against memory-based attacks and drive-by download attacks. It also detects and blocks unknown and known exploit kits. It is a signature-less solution.
You can view the number and list of applications that FortiClient is protecting from evasive exploits. On the Malware Protection tab, under AntiExploit, the number of protected applications displays. You can view the list of application names on the Malware Protection Settings page.
The anti-exploit detection feature is available only for FortiClient (Windows).