Trojan.Spambot 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.
Trojan.Spambot may run as a start-up entry and may be visible as running processes on compromised machines. Alternatively, Trojan.Spambot may be configured in a manner which prevents visible processes and start-up entries.
Trojan.Spambot 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.
Malwarebytes protects users from the installation of Trojan.Spambot.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove many Trojan.Spambot infections without further user interaction.
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