W32.Zbot is a worm that spreads through removable drives and attempts to steal confidential information from the compromised computer. It may also download configuration files and updates from the Internet.
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Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version June 12, 2013 revision 008
Latest Rapid Release version January 27, 2017 revision 020
Initial Daily Certified version June 12, 2013 revision 009
Latest Daily Certified version January 28, 2017 revision 001
Initial Weekly Certified release date June 12, 2013
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Wild Level: Low
Number of Infections: 0 - 49
Number of Sites: 0 - 2
Geographical Distribution: Low
Threat Containment: Easy
Damage Level: High
Payload Trigger: Clicking on links in unsolicited emails.
Payload: Opens a back door, gathers information from the computer, steals sensitive information, may download additional files.