Microsoft, in collaboration with the financial services industry, successfully executed a coordinated global action against the Zeus botnet. Zeus is a type of malware that can monitor your online activity and record your keystrokes to commit identity theft.
Learn more about the botnet takedown.
If you think that your computer might be infected with the Zeus botnet, we recommend you:
- Protect your computer with Microsoft Security Essentials Software
Microsoft Security Essentials offers protection from malicious software including spyware, viruses, trojans and rootkits.
- Run the Microsoft Safety Scanner
The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free service that helps you identify and remove both worms and viruses to improve PC performance.
For more information, see the Microsoft Virus and Security Solution Center.