Win32/Spy.Georbot [Threat Name] go to Threat

Win32/Spy.Georbot.A [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 39936 B
Detection created Jan 04, 2012
Detection database version 6768
Aliases TrojanDownloader:Win32/Calacreo.C (Microsoft)
  Trojan.Gen (Symantec)
Short description

The trojan serves as a backdoor. It can be controlled remotely.


The trojan is usually a part of other malware.

The trojan does not create any copies of itself.

Information stealing

Win32/Spy.Georbot.A is a trojan that steals sensitive information.

The trojan collects the following information:

  • login user names for certain applications/services
  • login passwords for certain applications/services
  • a list of recently visited URLs

The following programs are affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Opera Web Browser
Other information

The trojan acquires data and commands from a remote computer or the Internet.

The trojan contains a list of URLs. The HTTP protocol is used.

It can execute the following operations:

  • download files from a remote computer and/or the Internet
  • send the list of files on specific drive to a remote computer
  • send files to a remote computer
  • perform DoS/DDoS attacks
  • capture screenshots
  • capture webcam video/voice
  • send the list of disk devices and their type to a remote computer
  • send gathered information

The trojan launches the following processes:

  • %programfiles%\­Internet Explorer\­iexplore.exe

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