Backdoor.Rustock is Malwarebytes detection name for a backdoor Trojan that was used to install the Rustock botnet client on affected systems.
Rustock was a very sophisticated botnet that specialized in spam. Rustock gained persistence by installing itself in the form of a rootkit, a category of malware that provides threat actors the means to remotely access to and gain full control of affected systems without users knowing. Backdoor.Rustock was often distributed via malicious attachments in phishing emails and even after a decade of inactivity we still find samples of the Backdoor now and then.
Malwarebytes blocks Backdoor.Rustock by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes block Backdoor.Rustock
Malwarebytes can remove Backdoor.Rustock for you if you decide that you want to get rid of it.
You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.
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.
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