Understand Emotet and prevent a malware attack | Softcat

How to understand Emotet and prevent a malware attack

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Emotet on your endpoints, without user interaction.

Malwarebytes have experienced an increase in Emotet detections. The Malwarebytes Cybercrime & Tactics and Technique report 2019 shows Emotet detections have increased by more than 200% since 2018.

How does it spread?

Emotet is primarily spread through spam emails containing familiar branding designed to look like a legitimate email. Emotet may try to persuade users to click the malicious files by using tempting language such as “Your Invoice,” or “Payment Details,” or possibly an upcoming shipment from well-known parcel companies.

Unfortunately, Emotet does not discriminate – everyone is a target, hitting individuals through to large government entities. When hit, the infection causes a significant data breach halting business continuity, compromising customers and reputation. Not to mention revenue.

The good news

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Emotet on endpoints without user interaction. However, to be effective on networked machines, additional steps must be taken.

Malwarebytes has compiled an Emotet Remediation and Protection Checklist to help you secure your environment.

Download the Emotet checklist now

To detect and stop an attack before damage occurs – request a free software trial.

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Customer review

“Malwarebytes complements our existing security products and gives us the layer of protection we needed against zero-day threats. Since going live with Malwarebytes, it has detected and stopped malware that other products failed to catch.”

– Stuart Rogers
IT Security and Technical Architecture Manager


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