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How to secure your computer from malicious programs of Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot family

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2013 Nov 13 ID: 2020
 
 
 
 

At present Kaspersky Lab analysts detect wide spread of Trojan programs of Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot family. These programs are used by cyber-criminals to steal any bank information from computers. As a rule the work of the malware cannot be visually traced and is thus hard to detect on a victim-computer which is not protected by an anti-virus program. Additionally these programs use rootkit technologies as self-defense to hide their executable files and processes.

Programs of Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot family usually penetrate your computer when you visit infected Internet pages. However each cyber-criminal finds his own way how to use this malware and how to make it penetrate your computer. You can secure your computer and your personal data from Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot by installing anti-virus software onto your PC and by updating the program regularly so that it would “know” new modifications of Trojan-Spy.Win32.ZbotKaspersky Lab applications will prevent your computer from being infected by Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot, and if your PC is already infected, will delete any traces of infection.

If you do not use any anti-virus programs you are strongly recommended to scan your computer for modifications of Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot with a special utility ZbotKiller.exe before you perform any online bank operations. If you detect any modifications, disinfect an infected system with the utility ZbotKiller.exe. This article describes where programs of the Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot family usually save their data (but these files may be hidden), and how the utility ZbotKiller.exe can be launched.

 
 
 
 
 

1. Main symptoms of Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot infection

 
 
 
 
 

2. Methods of disinfection

 
 
 
 
 

3. Switches to manage the utility ZbotKiller from the command prompt

 
 
 
 
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