How to remove Malwarebot

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Potentially Unwanted Application Malwarebot

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Name

Malwarebot

Description

Malwarebot are Potentially Unwanted Applications that can also be forms of malware. Many Malwarebot are distributed and installed with freeware or shareware programs, and users are often unaware of them or did not consent to their installation. These applications can display advertising, hijack browsers, install other threats, and otherwise threaten computer security.

Type

Potentially Unwanted Application

Manual

How to manually remove Malwarebot guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Malwarebot activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Malwarebot process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Malwarebot. If you find Malwarebot process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Malwarebot for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Malwarebot using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Malwarebot.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Potentially Unwanted Application usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Potentially Unwanted Applications are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Potentially Unwanted Applications can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Malwarebot from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Malwarebot. After turning off the Internet and disabling Malwarebot process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Malwarebot to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Malwarebot one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Malwarebot. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Potentially Unwanted Applications use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    • [RANDOM CHARACTERS].tmp

    • [Year- Month- Date_ Time].log

    • DataBase.ref

    • Icon.exe

    • MalwareBot on the Web.lnk

    • MalwareBot Scheduled Scan.job

    • MalwareBot.exe

    • MalwareBot.lnk

    • MalwareBot.url

    • vistaCPtasks.xml

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Malwarebot, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Malwarebot has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Malwarebot that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How did my computer get Malwarebot?

  • I detected Malwarebot on my computer. What do I do?

  • What damage can Malwarebot do to my computer?

  • What are the main symptoms of Malwarebot?

  • Can Malwarebot spread to other computers?

  • Countries with the highest Malwarebot infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Malwarebot

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How did my computer get Malwarebot?

Typically, a user installs Malwarebot himself. It is often said that Malwarebot gets installed because good marketers convince you that you need to have a PUA.

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I detected Malwarebot on my computer. What do I do?

Remove Malwarebot by using your standard de-installation wizard. Then scan your computer with your antivirus software for possible traces of Malwarebot.

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What damage can Malwarebot do to my computer?

Malwarebot is mostly a joke. It may display ads or track your behavior. PUAs almost never pose a serious threat to your computer. However, Malwarebot is constantly improving and may deliver a nasty surprise.

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What are the main symptoms of Malwarebot?

HD space runs out
Unusual programs

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Can Malwarebot spread to other computers?

No. This software requires installation and cannot get to your computer without user interaction.

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Countries with the highest Malwarebot infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Malwarebot

2016-02-22

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