Backdoor.Rietspoof is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of Trojans that enable threat actors to gain remote access and control over an affected Windows system.
Backdoor.Rietspoof gains persistence by creating a link in the Windows startup folder pointing to the backdoor process.
Backdoor.Rietspoof is a multi-staged malware delivery system that can be used to drop virtually any malware on an affected system.
Backdoor.Rietspoof’s first stage is typicsally delivered by instant messaging software clients.
Malwarebytes protects users from Backdoor.Rietspoof by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove Backdoor.Rietspoof without further user interaction.
A full system scan is recommended as Backdoor.Rietspoof is typically used as a method to introduce more malware on infected systems. If the system is connected to a network other systems on the network may also have been compromised.