If your anti-malware program is reporting a Troj/BredoZp-S infection, this typically means that your computer has been exposed to a phishing scam that is in some way related to the Bredo botnet. This dangerous network of computers infected with the Bredo family of malware was disbanded by the police, but its associated malware is still attacking computers all around the world. When it was active, the Bredo botnet was used to carry out coordinated attacks and to send out spam email. The Bredo botnet was also associated with money laundering and other illegal activities. Troj/BredoZp-S is a malware threat that will typically be contained in spam email messages that attempt to infect your computer with dangerous Trojans. Even though the Bredo botnet was brought down by PC security analysts and law enforcement agencies, the malicious email messages that were associated with this scam are still being used to distribute malware.
Troj/BredoZp-S Emails Will Typically Impersonate DHL and other Messenger Services
One of the most popular types of malicious email spam messages associated with Troj/BredoZp-S will appear to have been sent by a courier or messenger service. These messages will typically claim that a package delivery failed and will include an attached file or embedded link that supposedly allows the victim to view information on this supposed delivery. However, clicking on the link or opening the attached file infects the victim’s computer with a dangerous Trojan. While there are reports of fake DHL email messages with the infection Troj/BredoZp-S in October of 2012, the bulk of malware attacks associated with Troj/BredoZp-S occurred in the summer of 2011, when thousands of computers all over the world received fake email messages from FedEx, DHL and similar companies.
A strong anti-spam filter can ensure that the Troj/BredoZp-S malicious email messages never make it into your email inbox in the first place. However, nothing replaces the protection afforded by common sense and following online security guidelines. You should never open email attachments or click on embedded links contained in unsolicited email messages. These are the most common way in which malware is delivered to a computer. It is also crucial to be certain that you use a trustworthy anti-malware tool to scan all files before downloading them onto your computer and never download a file without being absolutely certain of its contents and the reliability of the sender.
How Can You Detect Troj/BredoZp-S?
Troj/BredoZp-S Removal Details
Troj/BredoZp-S creates the following files in the system: