Published Apr 30, 2010|Updated Jul 13, 2017

PWS:Win32/Zbot

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: Zeus (other) Wsnpoem (Symantec) Citadel (other)

Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

This family of trojans can steal your personal and financial information and give a hacker access and control of your PC. They can also lower your Internet browser security and turn off your firewall.

We have seen these threats download other malware, including Trojan:Win32/Crilock.A and Trojan:Win32/Necurs. Crilock is a ransomware family that can encrypt the files on your PC and then demand money to unlock them. Necurs is family of malware that can turn off your security software and redirect your web browser.

Win32/Zbot can be installed on your PC via spam emails and hacked websites, or packaged with other malware families.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

 

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