Short bio

This is a generic detection for the Brontok Worm. The Brontok worm has been around since 2005 in one form or another. Most variants have the ability to disable security software and participate in DDOS attacks.

Common infection method

It spreads from system to system by sending out emails and using shared folders.


Malwarebytes can remove this threat without further user interaction.

Associated threats

  • Worm.Brontok.Generic

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