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Short bio

Worm.Qakbot is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of wormsthat can spread through network shares and removable drives.

Type and source of infection

Worm.Qakbot gathers information about the affected system and also installs a backdoor, mostly to be used by banking Trojans.Worm.Qakbot is usually installed by exploit kits.


block Worm.Qakbot

Malwarebytes blocks Worm.Qakbot

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Worm.Qakbot without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytesto your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exeand follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windowsinstallation 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 Quarantineto remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Business remediation

How to remove Worm.Qakbot 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 pageto see which threats were found.

Nebula detections

On the Quarantine pageyou can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

Nebula Quarantaine

Associated threats

  • Backdoor.Qakbot
  • Worm.Qakbot.Generic
  • Worm.Qakbot.TskLnk