Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003
This Trojan has received attention from independent media sources and/or other security firms.
To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this Trojan, refer to the Threat Diagram shown below.
This Trojan may arrive bundled with malware packages as a malware component. This file may be downloaded intentionally by a user from the Internet.
It is used by TwitterNET Builder.exe, a file detected as TROJ_TWEBOT.BLD, to create the Twitter bot server file, TwitterNet.exe. Trend Micro also detects this server file as TROJ_TWEBOT.STB.
Once the server is running on a system, it regularly connects to the target Twitter user to read the attacker's tweets. These tweets can be commands for the botnet.
This Trojan may arrive bundled with malware packages as a malware component. It may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.
This Trojan may arrive bundled with malware packages as a malware component.
It may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.
Based on analysis of the codes, it has the following capabilities:
It displays the following images:
For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users, before doing any scans, please make sure you disable System Restore to allow full scanning of your computer.
Remove malware files dropped/downloaded by TROJ_TWEBOT.STB
Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_TWEBOT.STB. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.