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Virus Profile: FakeAlert-SecurityTool.fz!658F4B041979

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 12/29/2012
Date Added: 12/29/2012
Origin: Unknown
Length: 764928
Type: Trojan
Subtype: -
DAT Required: 6939
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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 DetectionFakeAlert-SecurityTool.fz
Length764928 bytes
MD5658f4b041979d36a5da10866a96d4320
SHA13c71246e3984b47bcd1585a36ff9383a35e40514


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
avastWin32:MalOb-KQ
AVG (GriSoft)FakeAV_s.OP (Trojan horse)
aviraBDS/Kelihos.8842258
BitDefenderGen:Trojan.Relhis.1
Dr.WebTrojan.PWS.Siggen.43107
FortiNetW32/FakeAlert.B!tr
MicrosoftBackdoor:Win32/Kelihos.F
SymantecTrojan.Gen
EsetWin32/Kryptik.AOEO trojan (variant)
normanW32/Hlux.AE
SophosMal/FakeAV-OY
vba32Trojan.FakeAV.01657
V-BusterTrojan.Kryptik!cpQCaNbOiLc (trojan)

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Adds or modifies a system service.Low
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
No digital signature is presentInformational


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaFakeAlert-SecurityTool.fz
McAfee SupportedFakeAlert-SecurityTool.fz



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:

3C71246E3984B47BCD1585A36FF9383A35E40514

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\wpcap.dll
  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\drivers\npf.sys
  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\packet.dll

The following files were temporarily written to disk then later removed:

  • %TEMP%\tmp.exe

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SYSINTERNALS\PROCESS EXPLORER\DIRCOMPLETEDBEFORE = 80
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SYSINTERNALS\PROCESS EXPLORER\INFOCOMPLETEDINVALID = DDGdkz2156GXosSH8E9hrwuQPchC9j5UZ3gIWx/Vy1uLCRb5hqUQXc4ae5L7ks95BQ==
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SYSINTERNALS\PROCESS EXPLORER\INVALIDCOMPRESSEDHANDLER = [binary data]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SYSINTERNALS\PROCESS EXPLORER\NOLOCALIZEDCURRENT
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SYSINTERNALS\PROCESS EXPLORER\THEMEMODIFIEDINVALID = [binary data]
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\SONYAGENT = %TEMP%\3C71246E3984B47BCD1585A36FF9383A35E40514

The applications attempted the following network connection(s):

  • hxxp://87.239.2.7/*****
  • 94.62.26.***:80
  • 186.101.191.***:80
  • 95.76.13.***:80
  • 86.63.161.***:80
  • 117.198.226.***:80
  • 77.221.77.***:80
  • 94.102.22.***:80
  • 178.72.69.***:80
  • 2.185.146.***:80
  • 86.111.107.**:80
  • 78.96.198.**:80
  • 88.156.187.**:80
  • 71.192.135.**:80
  • 79.116.77.**:80
  • 87.239.2.*:80
  • 183.83.252.*:80
  • 188.237.52.*:80
  • 118.95.86.*:80
  • 31.11.85.*:80
  • 178.150.223.**:80
  • 190.68.43.*:80

   

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.