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Short bio

Spyware.Emotet is Malwarebytes’ detection name for the information stealing modules of Trojan.Emotet.

Type and source of infection

Trojan.Emotet is also able to download and run additional malware like Spyware.Emotet on the affected system. This Trojan is commonly spread by email, using infected attachments as well as embedded URLs in the email that download this Trojan.


block Spyware.Emotet

Malwarebytes blocks Spyware.Emotet

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Spyware.Emotet 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.

It is recommended to change all passwords that could have been stolen from the affected system.

Business remediation

How to remove Spyware.Emotet 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