What is Bot and Botnet
Today we will discuss with you about a dangerous virus named as “Bot”. Bots are similar to Trojans and worms but they perform automated tasks for their master (who created them). And when miscreants are hijacking and linking thousands of compromised computers, called “Botnets”, to launch coordinated attacks. A botnet in action is under the remote command and control of a criminal known as a "Bot Master." Bot is an abbreviation for ‘Robot’. A computer Bot is a remotely controlled malware program that is installed onto a computer without the knowledge or consent of the computer's owner. This type of program may have complete control over the operation of that computer and its Internet functions, but usually does not reveal its presence to the computer's owner or users, or try to interfere with the normal operation of that computer. When a Bot is installed onto a computer that computer will not only be remotely controlled, but will become an unwilling member of a network of similar Bots, known as a "Botnet".