Donbot botnet

Name: Donbot Botnet

Date Discovered:  July 30th, 2010

Type: Malware

Impact: High

Reported Infections: Medium

Operating System: Windows, Mac OS X, and Android

Amount of PCs Infected: 125,000


Virus Detected onScanGuard?: YES


How it affects the user: it spreads through peer-to-peer and will send a video that will infect your computer. It then proceeds to steal personal information.


Resolution: Download and runScanGuard.


Summary of how to remove Virus:

  • Run a system scan onScanGuard.
  • Enable real-time protection
  • Delete all files that flag as a threat
  • Delete all quarantined items
  • Continue to close the browser that you used when the virus showed via task manager.
  • Do not restore tabs when you reopen browser


More Info:

Another example of a botnet is the Donbot botnet. This consists of 125,000 remotely accessed PC’s that Combined, send 800 million spam messages a day and equals to 1.3% of the globes spam volume of 230 billion messages a day.