Short bio

Virus.Pioneer is Malwarebytes' detection name for a family of viruses that infects executable files on an affected computer to download and install additional malware.

Source and type of infection

Virus.Pioneer spreads by adding the virus code to other executable files. It searches the active memory and local drives for .exe and .dll files outside of the %windir% directory. It adds the malicious code so it will be executed before the actual code in the executable.


block Virus.Pioneer

Malwarebytes blocks Virus.Pioneer

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Virus.Pioneer 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 Virus.Pioneer 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

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