How to remove Worm.Dorkbot


Vulnerable computer systems and applications:

Windows OS.


Worm.Dorkbot is a malicious software code, also known as a worm. Like viruses, worms can spread by themselves. They usually infect computers via security vulnerabilities.

Once on the computer, Dorkbot opens a backdoor which allows malicious parties to remotely access the device. It also does the following:

  • Tracks user activity;
  • Steals login credentials;
  • Downloads and installs other malicious software;
  • Takes over social media accounts and sends itself to contacts;
  • Infects all external data storage devices.


  • Install or update used device protection systems;
  • Scan your computer with an anti-virus program;
  • Install operating system and application updates;
  • Do not click on suspicious links in emails and websites;
  • Do not connect data storage devices to infected devices.