GameOver Zeus, a variant of the Zeus (or Zbot) family of malware, is a highly acclaimed password-stealing Trojan. According to Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit, this was the most active banking Trojan of 2013. Nearly all major business and public sector organizations were impacted by the threat with an estimated 500,000 to 1 million computers worldwide deemed infected, with subsequent losses worth $100 million.
GameOver Zeus is spread through common means such as drive-by downloads whereby an infected website is visited that gives way to malware that wreak havoc to any unprotected computer. It also gets distributed through the Cutwail spam botnet via phishing, where cybercriminals send counterfeit emails that appear to be legitimate communications from well-known businesses and organizations. The botnet automatically begins key logging when a user of an infected computer types into the Web browser, unwittingly giving cybercriminals access to passwords and private account information. The infected computer sends stolen data to the botnet’s C&C server, and stores it there for later use by the criminal.
GameOver Zeus deploys a process known as "web injects," which enables the modification of a target website, by injecting additional fields to trick a victim into entering sensitive information beyond standard banking credentials.
What can GameOver Zeus do to your system?
- It can mess with your PC's default settings
- It can install malicious applications without your permission
- It can disable programs on your computer
- It can drastically reduce the speed of your computer
- It can collect your personal information
Of course, it is vital to get rid of the virus before it causes any further damage on your system. Prevention is the first resolution to any problem, therefore, following along with these few tips can ensure protection against any severe damage.
- Ensure you have the latest security updates for Windows
By keeping Windows up to date, you close the loopholes these viruses use to attack your computer. The easiest way to do this is by using Windows Updates.
- Keep your firewall on
Your computer's firewall controls what has access to / from your computer. This will block access to untrustworthy files and websites. Although Windows comes with a basic firewall, you should use the one that comes with your antivirus software for maximum protection.
- Run regular virus scans
Use your antivirus software to run a complete scan of your system every couple of weeks - more frequently when there is a known threat such as Gameover Zeus. Always make sure you've downloaded any new updates to your antivirus software first.
- Call Jupiter Support
Alternatively, call our experts at 0800 610 1556 for quality virus removal services. Our virus removal antivirus support specialists perform a thorough scan of your computer, with an expert analysis of your PC trouble from start to finish.
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- Perform a PC tune up including registry clean and disk defragmentation.
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