Short bio

Trojan.Dridex is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a banking trojan and spyware targeting Windows systems.

Type and source of infection

Trojan.Dridex is capable of stealing specific information. It usually goes after a list of installed applications and the OS version of the affected machine, which is crucial information for further exploring the affected system. The main goal of this Trojan is usually to steal banking credentials.

Trojan.Dridex arrives on systems as email attachments. Some variants arrive as exploit downloads.


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

block Trojan.Dridex

Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.Dridex


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.Dridex 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.

Users are advised to change passwords of online banking accounts once found their systems are affected by Trojan.Dridex.


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