Zeus Trojan

Zeus Trojan Description


Zeus Trojan Screenshot 1Zeus Trojan is an extremely dangerous parasite that is widely known to be of an aid to hackers in an effort to steal banking information. Zeus Trojan may be made up of several compromised computers, or botnets, which are all programmed to infiltrate systems ultimately stealing data. Zeus’ botnets have stolen data from millions of computers and is a serious nuisance to computer users affected by its deceptive tactics.
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Zeus Trojan may write itself to boot sectors of a PC’s hard drive where it may load at startup making it difficult to terminate or remove from a system. Zeus is one of the most dangerous Trojan parasites in existence and continues to plague many computers around the world. Detection and removal of Zeus may be a difficult task which is why the assistance of a trusted spyware removal tool may be needed.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 088709.exe
    2 C:\WINDOWS\System32\lowsec\local.ds
    3 C:\WINDOWS\System32\lowsec\user.ds
    4 C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntos.exe
    5 C:\WINDOWS\System32\oembios.exe
    6 C:\WINDOWS\System32\sdra64.exe
    7 C:\WINDOWS\System32\sysproc64\sysproc32.sys
    8 C:\WINDOWS\System32\sysproc64\sysproc86.sys
    9 C:\WINDOWS\System32\twain_32\local.ds
    10 C:\WINDOWS\System32\twain_32\user.ds
    11 C:\WINDOWS\System32\twext.exe
    12 C:\WINDOWS\System32\wsnpoem\audio.dll
    13 C:\WINDOWS\System32\wsnpoem\video.dll

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\{Value}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer "{6780A29E-6A18-0C70-1DFF-1610DDE00108}" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer "{F710FA10-2031-3106-8872-93A2B5C5C620}" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Network "UID" = "[USERNAME]_[UNIQUE_ID]"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}DisplayName: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "userinit" = "%System%ntos.exe", value: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "userinit" = "%System%ntos.exe”

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Posted: March 28, 2006 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 8/10
Detection Count: 125

2 Comments

  • Silki Garg says:

    Zeus Trojan is certainly one of the deadliest Trojans to target the financial websites. It is learnt that Zeus Trojan has now acquired the capabilities to break into users\’ bank accounts in spite of two-factor authentication systems.
    Be warned.

  • Anon says:

    Zeus is NOT harmless it steals banking info. A quick google search of \”ZeuS kneber\” will confirm this

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