Published Jul 16, 2009 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!U

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: W32/Trojan2.CCKM (Command) Trojan.Spy.Agent.NNT (BitDefender) Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.adj (Kaspersky) Zbot.AM (Norman) Mal/EncPk-EA (Sophos) Infostealer.Notos!gen (Symantec)

Summary

PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!U is a password-stealing trojan that contains limited backdoor functionality. It is capable of stealing login credentials for particular sites, cached passwords, and information contained in certificates and cookies. It is often distributed as an attachment to spam e-mail messages.
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. Use Microsoft Security Essentials or another up-to-date scanning and removal tool to detect and remove this threat and other unwanted software from your computer. For more information on Microsoft security products, see http://www.microsoft.com/protect/products/computer/default.mspx.
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