Short bio

Trojan.Emotet is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a banking trojan that can steal data by eavesdropping on network traffic.

Type and source of infection

Trojan.Emotet is also able to download and run additional malware on the affected system.

Trojan.Emotet is commonly spread by email, using infected attachments as well as embedded URLs in the email that download this Trojan.


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

block Trojan.Emotet

Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.Emotet


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.Emotet 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.

It is recommended to change all passwords that could have been stolen from the affected system.

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