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Short bio

Backdoor.AveMaria is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a large family of Remote Access Trojans (RATs) targeting Windows systems.

Type and source of infection

Remote Access Trojans are programs that provide the capability to allow covert surveillance or the ability to gain unauthorized access to a victim PC. Backdoor.AveMaria is a Remote Access Trojan with the abilities to provide remote desktop access, act as a keylogger, escalate user privileges, steal passwords, and more. Backdoor.AveMaria usually arrives at system as a result of phishing mails, but the RAT is available as a subscription on the dark web.


  • Data/information about the system may have been stolen
  • User credentials may have been stolen
  • Affected system may be susceptible to further attacks and/or infection due to a backdoor that was opened


block Backdoor.AveMaria

Malwarebytes blocks Backdoor.AveMaria

Business remediation

How to remove Backdoor.AveMaria 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. On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

Nebula Quarantaine

Home remediation

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  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.

Associated threats

  • Spyware.AveMaria
  • Trojan.AveMaria