Published Apr 29, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

PWS:Win32/Zbot

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Zeus (other) Wsnpoem (Symantec) Citadel (other)

Summary

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 . They can also lower your Internet browser security and turn off your firewall.PC

We have seen these threats download other malware, including and . is a  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.Trojan:Win32/Crilock.ATrojan:Win32/NecursCrilockransomware

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

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

Use the following free  software to detect and remove this threat:Microsoft

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, hidden malware.

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:

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

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

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