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Risk Level 2: Low

July 14, 2014
July 15, 2014 2:34:56 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Trojan.Zbot!gen78 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with the Trojan.Zbot family.

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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 14, 2014 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 14, 2014 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 14, 2014 revision 024
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 14, 2014 revision 024
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 16, 2014
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: 3 - 9
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: 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.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals confidential information.


  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Subject of Email: Varies, depending on the spam email campaign.
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