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Threat Profile: Keylog-Ardamax.dll!B8F929278BB5

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 12/8/2012
Date Added: 12/8/2012
Origin: Unknown
Length: 1287680
Type: Program
Subtype: Keylogger
DAT Required: 6920
Removal Instructions
   
 
 
   

Description

McAfee Labs&trade recognizes that this program may have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized administrator has knowingly installed this application. If you agreed to a license agreement for this or another bundled application, you may have legal obligations with regard to removing this software, or to using the host application without this software. Please contact the software vendor for further information.

See http://vil.nai.com/vil/DATReadme.aspx for a list of program detections added to the DATs.

See http://vil.nai.com/vil/pups/configuration.aspx for information about how to enable, disable, and exclude the detection of legitimately installed programs.

This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.

Symptoms

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

Method

This is not a virus or Trojan. PUPs do not "infect" systems. They may be installed by a user individually or possibly as a part of a software package (in a bundle, for example).

   

Virus Characteristics

This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionKeylog-Ardamax.dll
Length1287680 bytes
MD5b8f929278bb583ac3a36de42e5583d6c
SHA1744fe819d72ffa9d0c4858c7b4a9e2d331b84a18


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
avastWin32:KeyLogger-AVO
AVG (GriSoft)PSW.Generic9.AGSC
aviraTR/Dropper.Gen
BitDefenderGen:Variant.Zusy.Elzob.12100
clamavTrojan.Gbot-3535
Dr.WebTrojan.KeyLogger.10263
FortiNetW32/Dropper.AABA!tr
Microsoftmonitoringtool:win32/ardamax
SymantecTrojan.Gen
EsetWin32/KeyLogger.Ardamax.NBG (application) (variant
normanW32/Ardamax.NBU
SophosMal/Ardamax-A
vba32Hoax.ArchSMS.Gen
V-BusterTrojan.KeyLogger!NJY89oOUCbo (trojan)

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


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


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaKeylog-Ardamax.dll
McAfee SupportedKeylog-Ardamax.dll



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:

744fe819d72ffa9d0c4858c7b4a9e2d331b84a18

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\MURGNX\EOW.004
  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\MURGNX\EOW.001
  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\MURGNX\EOW.002
  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\MURGNX\AKV.exe
  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\MURGNX\EOW.exe

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\EOW START = %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\MURGNX\EOW.exe

   

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.