Beta Bot is a Trojan that infects computers and attempts to prevent users from accessing security websites while also disabling their antivirus and malware scan software.
This Trojan infects computers and attempts to prevent users from accessing security websites while also disabling their antivirus and malware scan software. To accomplish this, the bot:
Here’s how beta Bot are transmitted to a computer:
In addition to the User Account Control (UAC) pop-up described above, this Trojan attempts to frighten users into accepting its request by creating a false ""Critical Disk Error"" warning. As a result, even cautious users may approve the false UAC request.
Removing Beta Bot can be difficult, since local malware scans will be disabled and security website access blocked.
According to the FBI, here’s how to disable and remove a Beta Bot:
To avoid this bot, users should never click on unknown links or open any software downloads without first performing a virus scan. In addition, users should deny any UAC request unless they are making modifications to their own system.
Industry definition for the term Beta Bot. Beta Bot emerged in the first part of 2013 but has seen a resurgence among the latest malware threats, according to the FBI's Internet Crime.