PWS:Win32/Zbot is the name for one of Trojan families. It has been generated by black market kits called Zeus. PWS-Zbot can get inside a computer distributing it in spam e-mail. It might also infiltrate using auto run capabilities of removable media. One more way to be infected with PWS-Zbot Trojan is while browsing compromised or malicious websites.
As soon as the infected binary file is installed to a computer and activated, it establishes a connection with a command and control server. PWS-Zbot Trojan is programmed to steal various data. It monitors Internet activity and collects such information as credit card details, login and password, online banking login details, account balance or any other financial records. All of the information gathered is sent to the remote server.
Although most of antivirus software can detect this infection, e.g. it might be labeled as Zeus, Win32/Zbot [Microsoft, Trojan-Spy:W32/Zbot, PWS-zbot.gen.anq [Avast], Trojan.Zbot, TrojanSpy.Win32.Zbot [Kaspersky], PWS-Zbot [McAfee], some of the programs can not remove all of the files related to this infection automatically. It might be that the infection will be removed only partially and the rest needs to be eliminated manually whereas the instructions available are for those having advanced computer skills. We recommend using such antimalware programs that are known for removing PWS-Zbot Trojan and all its related files automatically. spyhunter and Hitman Pro are known to have this option. After malicious files are deleted it is recommended to repeat the scan to ensure that no threats are left. If anything else suspicious is detected, remove it as well.
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