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Win32/Banload


Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.
 
This family of trojans can download other malware onto your PC, usually members of the Win32/Banker family - trojans that steal your online banking credentials and other sensitive data.


What to do now

The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:

Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.

This threat tries to steal your sensitive and confidential information. If you think your information has been stolen, see:

You should change your passwords after you've removed this threat:

Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

Threat behavior

Win32/Banload is the Microsoft detection for a family of trojans that downloads other malware. These downloaded malware are usually members of the Win32/Banker family; trojans that steal banking credentials and other sensitive data, and send it back to a remote attacker.
Payload
Downloads and installs additional malware

Files detected as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Banload can download other malware by connecting to remote servers, usually via HTTP or FTP. These downloaded malware are usually members of the Win32/Banker family; trojans that steal banking credentials and other sensitive data, and send it back to a remote attacker.

Symptoms

Alerts from your security software may be the only symptom.


Prevention


Alert level: Severe
This entry was first published on: Jan 06, 2009
This entry was updated on: May 14, 2014

This threat is also detected as:
  • Downloader.Bancos (Symantec)