Brontok is a malicious email worm that retrieves email addresses from the computers and sends them emails.
It settles in the Windows Registry, can modify data on the computer, interferes with the normal operations by blocking access to certain websites including security websites and downloads files automatically. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can be used to remove Brontok. The anti-malware software is free and can be downloaded from the internet and installed on the infected computer. The computer must be booted in safe mode for running the Anti-Malware to remove the Brontok worm. If using Windows Vista 7, the UAC has to be disabled before running the anti-malware.
What is a Brontok infection?
There are several variants, known as: W32/Rontokbro.gen@MM, W32.Rontokbro@mm, Worm/Brontok.a, Email-Worm.Win32.Brontok.a, Win32.Stration, Win32.Rontokbro.H, TR/Crypt.CFI.Gen, .... Brontok is an email worm that can send infected emails to addresses retrieved from the infected computer.
It can spread via Email, Peer to Peer, external media (USB key, external hard drive, CD...)
Send infected messages to contacts from your Outlook address books