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Virus Profile: Generic FakeAlert!b2p!84EE730243EC

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 12/6/2012
Date Added: 12/6/2012
Origin: Unknown
Length: 995840
Type: Trojan
Subtype: -
DAT Required: 6917
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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!b2p
Length995840 bytes
MD584ee730243ecdb195dbcef681846c97f
SHA1561d657f8e05ecb1134a7abfb33dfc14d64e4584


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
ahnlabWin-AppCare/Malwarrior.995840
avastWin32:Adware-gen
AVG (GriSoft)Fake_AntiSpyware.BNB
aviraADSPY/AdSpy.Gen
BitDefenderSpyware.4228
clamavPUA.Win32.Packer.UpxProtector
Dr.WebTrojan.Fakealert.3982
eSafe (Alladin)Trojan/Worm
FortiNetMalware_fam.gw
MicrosoftTrojan:Win32/WinSpywareProtect
SymantecSpyware.BCWinSpy
EsetWin32/Adware.MSAntispyware2009 (application) (prob
normanW32/FakeAV.A!genr
SophosMal/Generic-L
Trend MicroGRAY_Gen.CZ0339
V-BusterFraudTool.MalWarrior!i+a3izEcsOc (trojan)

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
Displays systray popupsLow
Adds or modifies Internet Explorer cookiesLow
No digital signature is presentInformational


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaGeneric FakeAlert!b2p
McAfee SupportedGeneric FakeAlert!b2p



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:

561d657f8e05ecb1134a7abfb33dfc14d64e4584

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %APPDATA%\Adsl Software Limited\MalWarrior 2007\LOG\201[private subnet].log

The following registry elements have been created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\ADSL SOFTWARE LIMITED\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\ADSL SOFTWARE LIMITED\MALWARRIOR 2007\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\ADSL SOFTWARE LIMITED\MALWARRIOR 2007\4.0\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TACONLYONE\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\ADSL SOFTWARE LIMITED\MALWARRIOR 2007\4.0\INSTALLTIME = [binary data]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\ADSL SOFTWARE LIMITED\MALWARRIOR 2007\4.0\START COUNTER = 1
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\MALWARRIOR = "%TEMP%\561d657f8e05ecb1134a7abfb33dfc14d64e4584" /autorun
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TACONLYONE\MALWARRIOR

   

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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