Trojan.SpamBot

Short bio

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.

Symptoms

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.

Type and source of infection

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.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from the installation of Trojan.Spambot.

Malwarebytes detects and removes Trojan.Spambot.

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove many Trojan.Spambot infections 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.

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