Backdoor.SpamTool

Short bio

Backdoor.SpamTool is a generic detection for Trojan applications that may harvest stored credentials and email addresses for the purposes of spam distribution. Collected email addresses may be used to send spam email messages. Found credentials may be used to send spam email or post spam comments to forums, websites, social media websites, etc. on behalf of unsuspecting users.

Symptoms

Backdoor.SpamTool may run as a start-up entry and may be visible as running processes on compromised machines. Alternatively, Backdoor.SpamTool may be configured in a manner which prevents visible processes and start-up entries

Type and source of infection

Backdoor.SpamTool may be distributed using various methods. This software may be packaged with free online software, or could be disguised as a harmless program and distributed by email. Alternatively, this software may be installed by websites using software vulnerabilities. Infections that occur in this manner are usually silent and happen without user knowledge or consent.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from the installation of Backdoor.SpamTool.

Malwarebytes detects and removes Backdoor.SpamTool.

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove many Backdoor.SpamTool infections without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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