Published Jan 21, 2013|Updated Sep 15, 2017


Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: Spyware/Win32.Zbot (AhnLab) TR/PSW.Zbot.AM.1595 (Avira) Trojan-PWS.Win32.Zbot (Ikarus) PWS-Zbot-FASE!AA1971DE0DA0 (McAfee) Zeus (other)

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This password-stealing trojan belongs to the PWS:Win32/Zbot family of trojans.

Also known as "Zeus", this trojan can:

  • Lower the security of your Internet browser
  • Steal sensitive information about you and your PC
  • Give an attacker access and control of your PC

It is usually installed on your PC via a spam email or through a hacked website.

The Win32/Zbot family description has more information.  


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