What is backdoor.netbus.12.exe? Should I remove it?

Backdoor.netbus.12.exe is a file that launches malware on your system

Backdoor.netbus.12.exe is an executable file that starts a malicious process, launches certain parasite components, or runs its destructive payload in the background. Its main property is to allow the attackers to gain access to the infected users' machines and deliver additional payloads with various functions automatically. This file is installed by a worm known as Backdoor.Netbus, which can be very harmful to the infected computer owner.

Name Backdoor.netbus.12.exe
Type Component of a backdoor/worm known as Netbus
Function Allows the remote attacker to take over Windows functions and computer files
Removal Perform a full system scan with powerful anti-malware software
System fix If you notice that your PC is constantly crashing or delivering errors, you need to reinstall Windows or repair the damaged system files with FortectIntego or a similar tool

This parasite's main spreads via contaminated spam emails, which also guarantees its automatic and wide distribution. To be precise, the malware checks the system of the infected Windows computer every Tuesday and collects addresses from the Address Book of the Temporary Internet Files folder.

Once installed, the malware allows the operating hacker to access all files and folders on the infected system without limitations. It also provides malicious actors access to some Windows functions and features, which they can take over at any time.

Upon infiltration, the backdoor would add a registry key in the following location (this would allow the parasite to be launched with every Windows boot):


For communication between the installed malware and the remotely controlled server, hackers use TCP/IP protocol. Thus, all the information and files can be transferred without permission, compromising user safety even more.

You are highly advised to scan the system, delete executable backdoor.netbus.12.exe, and terminate all the processes it started. While manual elimination might be possible, there is no guarantee that all the malicious files would be terminated in such a way.

Therefore, we recommend you instead rely on automatic malware removal options. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes can scan your device within a few minutes, find all the malicious components, and remove the Backdoor.netbus.12.exe virus from your device for good. Keep in mind that worms might damage Windows system files, resulting in system instability later on. If you come across such difficulties, we recommend you perform a scan with FortectIntego repair utility.

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