Advanced Power Botnet

Posted: December 19, 2013

Advanced Power Botnet Description

The Advanced Power Botnet is a series of backdoor Trojans used to control your PC by linking it to a 'network' of similarly-infected systems to perform a wide variety of criminal actions. Although a botnet can be used for many purposes and are particularly well-known for instigating Denial of Service attacks, Advanced Power Botnet currently specializes in analyzing any websites the user visits for potential vulnerabilities. Exploiting these vulnerabilities may enable criminals to implement some kind of attacks or even steal confidential databases that include broad user information. To keep Advanced Power Botnet's zombie botnet suitably curbed, malware experts encourage protecting your PC with anti-malware products and removing Advanced Power Botnet's individual Trojans with similar tools.

The Trojans with the Power to Turn You into a Web-Analyzing Slave

The Advanced Power Botnet is a generalized term for the collective group of computers compromised by individual backdoor Trojans. Individual PCs compromised in this manner sometimes are referred to as 'bots' or even 'zombies,' and may receive instructions to launch any number of attacks. Malware experts don't find most botnet-based functions to be very visible detectable, and an Advanced Power Botnet-compromised computer may not behave very differently from usual, other than showing a slight to significant increase in system resource expenditures.

A successful infiltration by Trojans from the Advanced Power Botnet may cause your PC to be forcibly recruited as a website reconnaissance tool. Any sites visited through an infected PC will be analyzed for their potential vulnerability to SQL injection attacks – an exploit that may grant criminals access to a website's protected database, amongst other things. This gives criminals using the Advanced Power Botnet an incredibly broad, low maintenance way of finding new sites to attack, either for purposes of theft or to distribute threats like Advanced Power Botnet Trojans.

Being More Advanced in Defense Than a Powerful Botnet

The Advanced Power Botnet may be a danger that's fairly difficult to spot once the Advanced Power Botnet is on your PC, but good PC security habits will help you prevent that circumstance from arising at all. Over ten thousand PCs already have been confirmed to be infected by distribution methods that disguise the Advanced Power Botnet's Trojan installer as a fake version of Microsoft's .NET Framework Assistant. This actually is a real program, an add-on for the Firefox Web browser, which makes it all the more likely that incautious PC users may install the Trojan without thinking anything of it.

Botnet Trojans, including those from the Advanced Power Botnet, may try to hide and protect themselves from being uninstalled. Removing your personal doorway into the Advanced Power Botnet is a matter of enacting general anti-malware solutions that can detect all components related to the original compromise of your PC. Malware experts also would suggest using Safe Mode and even a system boot from a peripheral device as ways to help make your scans pick up any PC threats related to the Advanced Power Botnet.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Advanced Power Botnet may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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