Recently, our researchers discovered a dangerous Trojan called Zeus Panda. According to our specialists, the malware might not do any damage to the infected computer itself, but it may steal valuable or sensitive information from the user. Naturally, it is best to eliminate this threat as fast as possible, but the problem is it is quite difficult to realize it is installed if you do not have a reliable security tool. Apparently, the malicious program picks specific locations to stay hidden, and the data it places on them might have completely random titles. As you continue reading our report, we will tell you more about this dangerous Trojan’s working manner. Also, below the text, we will place instructions showing how to use our recommended antimalware tool to erase Zeus Panda since because of reasons we will talk about more in the article it might be too complicated to remove the threat manually.
To begin with, we should discuss the malware’s distribution method. Our specialists believe the malicious application can enter the system with the help of exploit kits and infected email attachments. Naturally, if your system does not have any vulnerabilities and is well protected, you might avoid encountering Zeus Panda. However, if the computer’s operating system, antimalware tool, or other important software is outdated and you act carelessly with suspicious email attachments, the malware could enter the system, and it might be not the only threat you might have to worry about. To keep the system secure we would recommend updating outdated programs, installing a reliable security tool, and staying away from malicious web pages, doubtful email attachments, etc.
Furthermore, soon after Zeus Panda gets in it should start looking for a suitable directory to settle in. Researchers say the Trojan should look for an empty folder with a long path in the %APPDATA% directory. Afterward, the malware should drop four randomly titled files. It seems even their extensions might be random, so the malicious files may not necessarily be executable as some could imagine. Once it completes the described tasks, the threat should be settled in, and from that moment it might start stealing sensitive information. For example, the malicious application could gather banking information, email passwords or other login data, and so on. Since it can connect to the Internet without any permission, the Trojan should be able to transfer the stolen information with no trouble. Another thing you should know is that even if you turn the computer off, Zeus Panda can relaunch itself with the operating system and continue stealing valuable data. Therefore, it would be best to delete it as soon as you find out it settled in on your computer.
As you probably realize it by now, the fact the malware creates randomly tiled files and scatters them among directories you might never have the need to access, there is little chance you will notice the Trojan accidentally or be able to identify its data. This is why we believe it would be best to remove it with a reliable security tool. All you have to do is perform a full system scan, and you should learn whether Zeus Panda is or is not in the system. Not to mention, you could clean the system from other possible threats too and at the same time. The process should not be complicated, but if you are an inexperienced user, you may wish to have a look at the instructions located below the text.