Short Bio

Backdoor.LuminosityLink is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a range of remote access Trojans that give threat actors full control over the affected machine and usually include a keylogger.

Type and source of infection

LuminosityLink is offered for download on the publishers site as a remote administration tool. Although the application itself is a legitimate one, it is often abused (as in these Trojans).


Malwarebytes protects users from Backdoor.LuminosityLink by using real-time protection.

block Backdoor.LuminosityLink

Malwarebytes blocks Backdoor.LuminosityLink


Malwarebytes can remove Backdoor.LuminosityLink without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

You may find other malware if this Trojan has been active. Users of infected system should be aware that important credentials may have been stolen.

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