Short bio

Worm.Brontok is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for the Brontok Worm that has the ability to disable security software and participate in DDOS attacks.


Malwarebytes protects users from Worm.Brontok using real time protection.

block Worm.Brontok

Malwarebytes blocks Worm.Brontok

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Worm.Brontok 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 Worm.Brontok 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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