Short bio

Spyware.Zbot is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of spyware that specializes in stealing confidential information from affected systems, especially banking details.

Common infection method

Spyware.Zbot is mostly spread via email with links that the victims would click, but exploit kits can also propagate this spyware.


Malwarebytes protects users from Spyware.Zbot by using real-time protection.

block Spyware.Zbot

Malwarebytes blocks Spyware.Zbot

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can remove Spyware.Zbot without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

However, it is recommended that users determine what information was stolen, so they can mitigate further losses due to the security breach.

Business remediation

How to remove Spyware.Zbot with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

endpoint menu Nebula endpoint tasks menu

Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.

Nebula detections

On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

Nebula Quarantaine

Associated threats

  • Spyware.Zbot.VXGen

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