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The Zbot battle: Microsoft turns up the heat

February 10th, 2011 Comments off

are networks of compromised computers controlled by cybercriminals. Botnets can
send out spam, spread malicious software, steal passwords, and more.

Zbot (also known
as the “Zeus Botnet”) has been responsible for stealing passwords and other
financial information from infected computers worldwide.

Today, Microsoft
published a special edition of the Security Intelligence Report that details ongoing
success in the battle against Zbot.

Download the Zbot Analysis paper.

For more detailed
information on battling botnets, see the Featured Intelligence section of the Security Intelligence Report

Protect yourself against botnets

your computer with Microsoft Security Essentials Software

Microsoft Security Essentials is the no-cost, high-quality service that helps protect
against botnets and other malicious software.

If you think your
computer is already infected by a botnet, try the following: