Backdoor.Bot is a backdoor Trojan that compromises your computer’s security to allow criminals to access the system and any confidential information that’s associated with it. Variants of Backdoor.Bot may cause side effects, such as system slowdown or browser redirects, although SpywareRemove.com malware analysts emphasize that there aren’t any guarantees that a specific Backdoor.Bot infection will have any visible symptoms. In some cases, variants of Backdoor.Bot may also be false positives – if you’re certain that a Backdoor.Bot alert is inaccurate, you can set your anti-malware program to ignore the falsely-detected Backdoor.Bot for future scans. However, since real Backdoor.Bot attacks can monitor keyboard input, download other PC threats or force you to be exposed to various types of malicious content, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you treat most Backdoor.Bot alerts as potentially-legitimate by default.
Backdoor.Bot – the Compromise in Your Security That Appears Without Warning
The majority of infection vectors for Backdoor.Bot appear to use drive-by-downloads or PC threats that are associated with similar attacks, since most victims of Backdoor.Bot attacks haven’t reported installing any type of suspicious software on their own. Given the high level of reported Backdoor.Bot infections from 2011 up to this year, Backdoor.Bot should still be considered an active threat in the wild, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you keep passive anti-malware protection that can block malicious web content to prevent Backdoor.Bot installations.
Although Backdoor.Bot includes several variants with minor differences in their attack capabilities, functions that can safely be assumed to be part of any Backdoor.Bot infection include:
- Keylogging attacks that monitor and record keyboard input (IE, typing).
- Backdoor functions that compromise your firewall and allow criminals to access your PC through a remote attack server.
- Spyware-related functions that steal form data (password fields, etc.), insert phishing attacks into legitimate web pages or take unsolicited screenshots.
- Botnet functions that force your PC’s system resources to be used for criminal activities.
- Backdoor.Bot may also install other malware onto your PC, such as browser hijackers, banking Trojans or rootkits.
Dismantling Your Part in Backdoor.Bot’s Network
Backdoor.Bot is functional in most versions of Windows, including Windows 7, although SpywareRemove.com malware analysts haven’t seen any indications of cross-compatibility with other brands of operating systems. Because Backdoor.Bot, like many other backdoor Trojans, has a very high chance of being associated with other types of malicious software on your PC, you should scan the entirety of your computer to delete Backdoor.Bot along with anything that may be related to its presence.
Many Backdoor.Bot-based attacks are also associated with compromised svchost.exe files. Since these attacks may be linked to rootkit functions, SpywareRemove.com malware experts discourage attempts to find or delete Backdoor.Bot without appropriate anti-malware software, lest you cause damage to your operating system.
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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:
Posted: July 17, 2009 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 8/10
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