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Virus Profile: FakeAlert-XPAntivirus!7BA38A4EE246

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 11/13/2012
Date Added: 11/13/2012
Origin: Unknown
Length: 461056
Type: Trojan
Subtype: -
DAT Required: 6895
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Description

This is a Trojan detection. Unlike viruses, Trojans do not self-replicate. They are spread manually, often under the premise that they are beneficial or wanted. The most common installation methods involve system or security exploitation, and unsuspecting users manually executing unknown programs. Distribution channels include e-mail, malicious or hacked Web pages, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), peer-to-peer networks, etc.

Indication of Infection

This symptoms of this detection are the files, registry, and network communication referenced in the characteristics section.

Methods of Infection

Trojans do not self-replicate. They are spread manually, often under the premise that the executable is something beneficial. Distribution channels include IRC, peer-to-peer networks, newsgroup postings, e-mail, etc.

   

Virus Characteristics

This is a Trojan

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionGeneric FakeAlert!bhh
Length461056 bytes
MD57ba38a4ee2468bfef178bb4ed525c0f0
SHA15fe7ba3e8196accda13d7ae21e4a578577e4e9ad


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
AVG (GriSoft)Generic30.WAF
aviraTR/Buzus.IL.6
BitDefenderGen:Variant.Kazy.106817
Dr.WebTrojan.Fakealert.20509
FortiNetW32/CProtection.LV!tr
Microsoftrogue:win32/fakerean
SymantecTrojan.ADH.2
EsetWin32/Injector.YRS trojan (variant)
normanW32/Suspicious_Gen4.BMAJS
pandaTrj/OCJ.A
SophosMal/Generic-L
V-BusterTrojan.Injector!4XERFHBIJtc (trojan)

Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Modifies Windows security center settings.High
Attempts to connect to a medium risk domain that may pose a minor security risk.Medium
Attempts to write to a memory location of a previously loaded process.Medium
Modifies Windows firewall settings.Medium
Adds or modifies Shell Open registry value. Could be used to launch a program on startup.Medium
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
Enumerates process listLow
Process attempts to call itself recursivelyLow
Displays systray popupsLow
Adds or modifies Internet Explorer cookiesLow
Adds or modifies Shell Run registry value. Could be used to launch a program on startup.Low
No digital signature is presentInformational


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaFakeAlert-XPAntivirus
McAfee SupportedGeneric FakeAlert!bhh



System Changes

Some path values have been replaced with environment variables as the exact location may vary with different configurations.
e.g.
%WINDIR% = \WINDOWS (Windows 9x/ME/XP/Vista/7), \WINNT (Windows NT/2000)
%PROGRAMFILES% = \Program Files


The following files were analyzed:

5fe7ba3e8196accda13d7ae21e4a578577e4e9ad

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\6o4v7yr6ikfw18072u
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\wsl.exe
  • %TEMP%\6o4v7yr6ikfw18072u
  • %USERPROFILE%\Templates\6o4v7yr6ikfw18072u
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\6o4v7yr6ikfw18072u

The following registry elements have been created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\.EXE\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\.EXE\DEFAULTICON\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\.EXE\SHELL\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\.EXE\SHELL\OPEN\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\.EXE\SHELL\OPEN\COMMAND\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\.EXE\SHELL\RUNAS\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\.EXE\SHELL\RUNAS\COMMAND\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\M4\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\M4\DEFAULTICON\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\M4\SHELL\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\M4\SHELL\OPEN\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\M4\SHELL\OPEN\COMMAND\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\M4\SHELL\RUNAS\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\M4\SHELL\RUNAS\COMMAND\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\.EXE\CONTENT TYPE = application/x-msdownload
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\.EXE\SHELL\OPEN\COMMAND\ISOLATEDCOMMAND = "%1" %*
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\.EXE\SHELL\RUNAS\COMMAND\ISOLATEDCOMMAND = "%1" %*
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\M4\CONTENT TYPE = application/x-msdownload
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\M4\SHELL\OPEN\COMMAND\ISOLATEDCOMMAND = "%1" %*
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\M4\SHELL\RUNAS\COMMAND\ISOLATEDCOMMAND = "%1" %*
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\LOCAL = 179411225
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SECURITY CENTER\ANTIVIRUSDISABLENOTIFY = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SECURITY CENTER\ANTIVIRUSOVERRIDE = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SECURITY CENTER\FIREWALLDISABLENOTIFY = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SECURITY CENTER\FIREWALLOVERRIDE = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SECURITY CENTER\UPDATESDISABLENOTIFY = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\START = 4
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\PARAMETERS\FIREWALLPOLICY\DOMAINPROFILE\DISABLENOTIFICATIONS = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\PARAMETERS\FIREWALLPOLICY\DOMAINPROFILE\DONOTALLOWEXCEPTIONS = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\PARAMETERS\FIREWALLPOLICY\DOMAINPROFILE\ENABLEFIREWALL = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\PARAMETERS\FIREWALLPOLICY\STANDARDPROFILE\DISABLENOTIFICATIONS = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\PARAMETERS\FIREWALLPOLICY\STANDARDPROFILE\DONOTALLOWEXCEPTIONS = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\PARAMETERS\FIREWALLPOLICY\STANDARDPROFILE\ENABLEFIREWALL = 0

The applications attempted the following network connection(s):

  • 81.17.27.***:80
  • hxxp://antiv2012.com/*****

   

All Users:

Please use the following instructions for all supported versions of Windows to remove threats and other potential risks:

1.Disable System Restore .

2.Update to current engine and DAT files for detection and removal.

3.Run a complete system scan.

Modifications made to the system Registry and/or INI files for the purposes of hooking system startup, will be successfully removed if cleaning with the recommended engine and DAT combination (or higher).

1. Please go to the Microsoft Recovery Console and restore a clean MBR.

On windows XP:

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive and restart the computer.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Select the Windows installation that is compromised and provide the administrator password
Issue 'fixmbr' command to restore the Master Boot Record
Follow onscreen instructions
Reset and remove the CD from CD-ROM drive.


On Windows Vista and 7:

Insert the Windows CD into the CD-ROM drive and restart the computer.
Click on "Repair Your Computer"
When the System Recovery Options dialog comes up, choose the Command Prompt.
Issue 'bootrec /fixmbr' command to restore the Master Boot Record
Follow onscreen instructions
Reset and remove the CD from CD-ROM drive.

   

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