A specially crafted update is deleting Emotet botnet malware from infected PCs

A specially crafted update created by law enforcement has triggered the process of removing the Emotet botnet malware from 1.6 million infected computers around the world.

Emotet was thought to be the world’s largest botnet, known for spewing millions of malware-laden spam emails each day. Law enforcement in the US, Canada and Europe conducted a coordinated takedown of Emotet infrastructure in January to rid the web of one of its worst menaces, which was used to spread banking trojans, remote access tools, and ransomware.

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Source:  ZDNet