Trojan.Zbot Description

Trojan.Zbot is a fairly generic backdoor Trojan infection that is closely linked to Mal/VB-AER and the Zeus Trojan, one of the most infamous malware infections. Since 2007, Trojan.Zbot has made headlines when Trojan.Zbot was used to infiltrate and steal information from the Transportation Department of the United States. Since March of 2009, Trojan.Zbot and the Zeus Trojan became widespread, infecting millions of computer from all around the world. ESG security researchers detected thousands of FTP servers of some of the most popular websites that were infected with the Zeus Trojan and Trojan.Zbot. Malware analysts estimate that the botnets associated with Trojan.Zbot cost billions of dollars every year and that a large percentage of phishing messages on Facebook and in spam emails are sent in order to spread malware associated with Trojan.Zbot. In the fall of 2010, the FBI cracked down on the criminal network thought to be responsible for an attack using Trojan.Zbot and the Zeus Trojan that resulted in the theft of more than seventy million dollars from American banks. About ninety people were arrested in relation to these criminal acts in the United States, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and Ukraine. In 2011, PC security researchers are facing a serious challenge since the source code of Zeus Trojan and Trojan.Zbot were leaked to the public, enabling practically anyone to use Trojan.Zbot to perform their own attacks.

Is Your Computer System in Danger from Trojan.Zbot?

While malware associated with Trojan.Zbot is not confined to a single area, the five countries with the highest incidence of infection are Mexico, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Turkey. As of today, this malware infection is linked to the largest botnets known to PC security researchers. If your operating system is not Windows, then you are safe from Trojan.Zbot. This malware infection can only attack computer system with the Windows Operating system. Users of Windows Vista and Windows Vista SP1 operating systems are particularly vulnerable and form the majority of computer systems integrating this network of infected computers. Each criminal can fine tune their infection in order to steal different data, although Trojan.Zbot is mostly linked to credit card and online banking account information theft. However, these can also be used to steal login information for email or social media accounts.

Aliases: Generic7_c.BULS [AVG], W32/Bublik.AKIQ!tr [Fortinet], Backdoor.Win32.DarkKomet [Ikarus], a variant of Win32/Injector.Autoit.HN, Trojan/Win32.Jorik [AhnLab-V3], Win32.Troj.Bublik.ak.(kcloud), Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.S [McAfee-GW-Edition], TR/Rogue.8877826.1 [AntiVir], Trojan.PWS.Stealer.1932 [DrWeb], Trojan.Generic.8877826 (B), Trojan.Win32.Bublik.akiq [Kaspersky], AutoIt:MalOb-J [Trj] [Avast], TROJ_GEN.RCBCOCU, Artemis!1C946EE5948C [McAfee] and Trojan.Generic.8877826.

Technical Information

File System Details

Trojan.Zbot creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %APPDATA%\Default Folder\GoogleUpdate.exe 279,072 de75d9858dd25f83ee666c4890367023 157
2 %APPDATA%ace.exe.exe 358,176 2af6923df61c3800fb4957cd5163646d 118
3 %APPDATA%juzjf.exe 102,400 dfda2db5ed7c417c9fececd8f5f48653 85
4 %USERPROFILE%userinit.exe 41,472 f01443167573144e3cf25b079a73226d 81
5 %APPDATA%\Default Folder\sys_config.exe 278,560 2c770a08cf50a31e138aa505c81a8cb4 38
6 %APPDATA%\Default Folder\Elgato.exe 280,096 d9a57b7f55011099f22eac398f8683a3 20
7 C:\bbotxxxxxx.exe\bbotxxxxxx.exe 140,800 02d7b03f126ced200af04cafffbf4f66 18
8 %TEMP%\dc_tmp_path\svchost77.exe 431,104 4063dc3346591414467dea192e4de47d 17
9 %WINDIR%\System32\WinUpdate\server.exe 1,543,665 1c946ee5948c6d23847688c7d5fb8ebd 15
10 C:\sdfjaidhuw.exe\sdfjaidhuw.exe 274,944 a6a2e40b6bfaf60a5f096117a53a5ddb 14
11 %WINDIR%\temp\_ex-08.exe 420,864 7e691e6b40593bf4cbab65ab8aa71f68 14
12 %APPDATA%\Default Folder\Defcon.exe 562,176 02dbd6164feb882e0c5fbd546ded3781 13
13 %SystemDrive%\Users\andrew\AppData\Local\Temp\wgsdgsdgdsgsd.exe 239,040 d4c60f32496ae92c5a53bda45d28937d 9
14 %USERPROFILE%\Documents\crss.exe 492,503 733032ca6f13e38740fc4416eee0a0d4 9
15 %LOCALAPPDATA%\DayZCommander\CrashRpt\oshdo.dll 753,152 267433320dc37f9369aef2aeaae68499 5
16 %TEMP%0.0863059484879578.exe 94,249 b3f35490864b39475bd5d8e9a12a0f08 3
17 C:\Recycle.Bin\Recycle.Bin.exe 350,208 5ed168874559f43720d9a79b20c89d9f 3
18 %SystemDrive%\Recycle.Bin\B6232F3A6E7.exe 185,856 96cb97d9c4f61ab61cfad5a60606f242 3
19 %TEMP%0.2778958902928622.exe 94,251 f4f2bd07bfaf360b2ba596d134df76e3 2
20 %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\rmload.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}\auaucdlve.exe 933,937 cab45be12136d15f2958b1ca575131b4 2
21 %APPDATA%\Mael\MaelXpers.exe 401,408 a69349baf03c5a5f8dac25232ae55a8d 2
22 %SystemDrive%\sysapp\9E787BEFEC0.exe 243,200 c0397b8114fb367b3ea3d1a9d5bde409 1
23 %APPDATA%dcratnewfud.exe 446,464 e7fad45a14545e19debf752ebb4c7510 1
24 %SystemDrive%\Users\amccarthy\AppData\Roaming\{14003D43-1705-1636-2800-333714001D1F}.exe 334,848 604fdaa1fd4e335f26032fd416a5461b 1
25 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Windows Explorer0\apijcajxv.exe 442,368 70383d5dd9b91c425b0107cf1e6c7b55 1
26 %TEMP%\Low\dwtray.exe 237,568 aa872cb97a821e7736ba479558acfe78 1
27 file.exe 270,336 829d8db0a02b42ebb83f69270e866f5c 1
28 C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\plugins\config\NppFTP\shortcuts.exe\shortcuts.exe 160,768 5cb5a2617939cc2428f4f24b9f56421f 1
More files

Registry Details

Trojan.Zbot creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Regexp file mask
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\"Userinit" = "%System%\userinit.exe, %System%\sdra64.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"userinit" = "%UserProfile%\Application Data\sdra64.exe"

More Details on Trojan.Zbot

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Tip: We recommend blocking the domain names as well as the IP addresses associated with them.

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