Short bio

Trojan.ShadowBrokers is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for tools that exploit certain SMB vulnerabilities. The detection for these tools was named after the group that released them, the ShadowBrokers, aka Equation group.


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

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Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.ShadowBrokers

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.ShadowBrokers 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.

Business remediation

How to remove Trojan.ShadowBrokers 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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