Short bio

Trojan.Boaxxe is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a backdoor and information stealing trojan targeting Windows systems.

Source and type of infection

Trojan.Boaxxe scans the affected system for any trace of information deemed valuable and transmits them back to the threat actor‘s server for use in further attacks. Information is saved in the form of encrypted registry strings that are continuously updated by this malware.
The most common infection method for Trojan.Boaxxe is malicious email attachments.


Malwarebytes protects users from Trojan.Boaxxe by using real-time protection.

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Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.Boaxxe without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

However, it is recommended to determine what information was stolen so users can mitigate further losses due to the security breach.

Business remediation

How to remove Trojan.Boaxxe with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

endpoint menu Nebula endpoint tasks menu

Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.

Nebula detections

On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

Nebula Quarantaine

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