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Short bio

Trojan.CobaltStrike is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a penetration testing tool which is also used a lot by cyber criminals.

Type and source of the infection

Trojan.CobaltStrike is a paid penetration testing product that allows an attacker to deploy an agent named ‘Beacon’ on the victim machine. Many cybercriminals that operate malware use the Cobalt Strike tool to drop multiple payloads after compromising a network.


block Trojan.CobaltStrike

Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.CobaltStrike

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.CobaltStrike 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.CobaltStrike 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.