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Short bio

Trojan.BrowserAssistant is Malwarebytes generic detection name for Trojans that inject code in the browser’s process.

Type and source of infection

There are several types of Trojans that get detected as Trojan.BrowserAssistant. Ranging from browser extension that inject code in every website to show advertisements to executables that use Scheduled Tasks to get started alongside the browser and steal information. The extensions are often installed by users under the impression that they are useful.


Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.BrowserAssistant

Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.BrowserAssistant

Detection and removal for home users

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.BrowserAssistant 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 Trojan.BrowserAssistant with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

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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