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Short bio

Spyware.KpotStealer is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of spyware that steals information from browsers, chat clients, and email clients.

Type and source of infection

Spyware.KpotStealer is often dropped on a system as a payload by droppers or exploit kits. Spyware.KpotStealer is sometimes detected as a Trojan because besides stealing information from several programs like Chrome, Firefox, Skype, Telegram, and Outlook  it is also capable of receiving commands from the C&C server.


block Spyware.KpotStealer

Malwarebytes blocks Spyware.KpotStealer

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Spyware.KpotStealer 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 Spyware.KpotStealer 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