Zeus Trojan 

The Zeus Trojan, also known as Zbot or ZeuS, is a type of malware that targets devices running the Microsoft Windows operating system³. It was first introduced to the internet in 2007¹. This Trojan horse virus can give attackers full access to infected machines¹.

Zeus malware primarily utilizes man-in-the-browser keyloggers to gain access to an infected computer’s banking credentials and other financial information¹. It can also be used to add CryptoLocker ransomware to an operating system or add infected computers to a botnet to perform distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks¹.

There are two common attack vectors that open Windows computers to Zeus trojan malware attacks¹:
1. **Drive-by downloads**: These require a user to visit a website that has the backdoor trojan code on it. They then download files into the user’s computer without the user’s knowledge¹.
2. **Phishing attacks**: Users think they are downloading benign software from links in a phishing email or a post on social media¹.

A few signs that a computer is infected with a Zeus trojan include¹:
- A sudden slowdown in your device’s operating speed
- Unusual transactions on your online banking portal
- Unknown programs running on your operating system
- Your computer begins to overheat suddenly

It's important to have a good antivirus software to protect your system from such threats². If you suspect your computer is infected, it's recommended to run a full system scan with your antivirus software².

(1) Zeus Trojan - What It Is & How to Prevent | Digital Defense. https://www.digitaldefense.com/blog/zeus-trojan-what-it-is-how-to-prevent-it-digital-defense/.
(2) What is Zeus Trojan Malware? - CrowdStrike. https://www.crowdstrike.com/cybersecurity-101/malware/trojan-zeus-malware/.
(3) What is the Zeus Trojan? How to Prevent and Remove it | Avast. https://www.avast.com/c-zeus.
(4) Zeus (malware) - Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeus_%28malware%29.
(5) ¿Qué es el troyano Zeus? Cómo prevenirlo y eliminarlo | Avast. https://www.avast.com/es-es/c-zeus.
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