Short bio

Trojan.Downloader is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for trojans that download (and run) other malware on affected systems.

Type and source of infection

Downloaders are often the first stage of infection from attacks from an exploit kit or a malicious email attachment. They are usually small and pre-programmed to download and start other malicious files.


Malwarebytes protects users from Trojan.Downloader by using real-time protection.

block Trojan.Downloader

Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.Downloader


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.Downloader 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.

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