Top 10 Malware Threats To Microsoft PCs


8. Password Stealers And Monitoring Tools

Banking Trojans and, more specifically, the detection of the Zeus Trojan family of banking malware drove the threat category. Zeus is sold as an automated attack toolkit. The Trojan can be distributed through spam messages or compromised websites. Zeus, also called Zbot, made up 3.7 percent of all detections on computer networks, according to Microsoft. Password stealers often work in conjunction with other malware components, such as keyloggers, designed to record keystrokes.