Zeus (also known as Zbot, PRG, Wsnpoem, Gorhax and Kneber) is a Trojan horse that steals banking information by keystroke logging and Form Grabbing. Zeus is spread mainly through drive-by downloads and phishing schemes.
First identified in July 2007 when it was used to steal information from the United States Department of Transportation, it became widespread in March 2009. In June 2009, a security company discovered that Zeus had compromised over 74,000 FTP accounts on websites of such companies as the Bank of America, NASA, Monster, ABC, Oracle, Cisco, Amazon, and BusinessWeek.
On October 1, 2010, FBI announced it had discovered a major international cybercrime network which had used Zeus to hack into US computers and steal around $70 million. More than 90 suspected members of the ring were arrested in the US, and arrests were also made in UK and Ukraine.
Do you suspect a Zeus botnet has slipped into your system? Zeus Trojan removal is made easy by running your virus security software with a built-in worm remover, such as BullGuard Internet Security.
How to remove Zeus Trojan – 3 ways
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Your internet security program will most likely do its best to ensure that Trojans never get in. But if you suspect a Trojan has infected your system, run your internet security program – it will quarantine and delete infected files on your computer.
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The 2nd way applies when in doubt – get support!
Not quite sure all horses are gone? Contact your internet security support and let them help you get rid of all harmful malware from the digital animal kingdom.
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The 3rd way is for the bold ones out there - DIY
If you are feeling up for a pretty big technical challenge, visit the BullGuard Antivirus Forum and find our step-by-step guide on worm removal. We must warn you that you are stepping into techie territory at your own risk.
What you need to know about computer worms
A Trojan horse, or Trojan, is a piece of software that claims to perform a desirable function prior to run or install, but (perhaps in addition to the expected function) steals information or harms the system.
Unlike viruses, Trojan horses do not replicate themselves but they can be just as destructive. One of the most insidious types of Trojan horse is a program that claims to rid your computer of viruses but instead introduces them onto your PC.
Learn more about Trojan virus removal tools