Short bio

Worm.Qakbot is a detection for a family of worms that 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.


Malwarebytes protects users from Worm.Qakbot by using real-time protection.

block Worm.Qakbot

Malwarebytes blocks Worm.Qakbot


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Worm.Qakbot 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.

Associated threats

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

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