Trojan.Zbot is a broad subtype of backdoor Trojans that steal passwords and other confidential information, while also weakening the security of the infected PC. Because Trojan.Zbot encompasses many different Zbot variants, such as Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.apqa, TSPY_ZBOT.FAZ, Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.boux or Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.bfur, the symptoms of a Trojan.Zbot infection can be very diverse or, in some cases, nonexistent. However, SpywareRemove.com malware research team have found all variants of Trojan.Zbot to be extremely dangerous, and the majority of Trojan.Zbot infections will seek to harvest specific information that’s related to account logins or finances. If you suspect that a Trojan.Zbot Trojan has compromised your computer, be ready to take extreme measures, including use of advanced anti-malware software, to remove Trojan.Zbot and shut down the violation of your privacy.
How Trojan.Zbot Creeps into Your PC with Zero Suspicion
Trojan.Zbot Trojans and other forms of backdoors have been noted for using deceptive methods of infecting PCs, but SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have noticed a particular rise in advanced social engineering tactics to spread Trojan.Zbot. Common ways of being infected by Trojan.Zbot can include:
- Social networking links. Variants of Trojan.Zbot may disguise themselves in the form of fake video or pictures files, or use compromised accounts to send themselves to social contacts. Facebook is an especially popular target for certain variants of Trojan.Zbot, such as TSPY_ZBOT.FAZ. Never download a file, even if it’s sent by a friend, unless you’re certain that it’s legitimate.
- Fake software updates. Adobe Flash updates, codec updates and general movie player updates are all exploited to install Trojan.Zbot and other Trojans.
- Fake infection alerts. These warnings are often embedded in fake online scanners that trigger automatically, and are a primary distribution method for rogue security software, as well as Trojans that install scamware.
What Happens in the Aftermath When Trojan.Zbot Hits
Variants of Trojan.Zbot Trojans may show different symptoms, and many may show no symptoms at all. However, SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found the following traits to be extremely common, based on standard operating procedures for typical Trojan.Zbot infections:
- Trojan.Zbot will launch itself and remain active without permission and may use some method to conceal itself, such as by renaming itself after a normal system file or even by using advanced techniques to inject its code into system processes. These hiding attempts can be noted if you look for extra memory processes or unusual memory usage for a process.
- Trojan.Zbot may open your network ports and disable or alter your firewall to allow free networking traffic.
- Other security programs besides your firewall may also be blocked by Trojan.Zbot; these blockades may use fake error messages to trick you into thinking that these programs are infected.
- Browser hijacks may redirect you to phishing websites or other harmful sites that try to steal private information, such as your credit card number or account password. Browser hijacks can be noticed when your web browser redirects itself to a strange website, when your homepage settings are changed or when pop-ups appear without explanation.
Because most Trojan.Zbot Trojans that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers are familiar with have a tendency to focus on stealing passwords and financial data (such as Bank of America account data), you should consider any possible Trojan.Zbot attack an extreme threat and react with appropriate caution.
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File System Modifications
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- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name Detection Count 1 twex.exe 696 2 sdra64.exe 555 3 %APPDATA%\ juzjf.exe 466 4 %USERPROFILE%\ userinit.exe 445 5 msrcek32.exe 403 6 %TEMP%\ dc_tmp_path\ svchost77.exe 94 7 C:\ sdfjaidhuw.exe\ sdfjaidhuw.exe 77 8 %SystemDrive%\ Users\ andrew\ AppData\ Local\ Temp\ wgsdgsdgdsgsd.exe 44 9 %WINDIR%\ Temp\ _ex-08.exe 37 10 %APPDATA%\ ohydy.exe 1,827
- The following URL's were detected:
Posted: March 4, 2007 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 9/10
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