Virus Profile: PWS-Zbot.gen.xd!AC3D947FB4C6

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 12/30/2012
Date Added: 12/30/2012
Origin: Unknown
Length: 74971
Type: Trojan
Subtype: Password Stealer
DAT Required: 6941
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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 DetectionPWS-Zbot.gen.xd
Length74971 bytes
MD5ac3d947fb4c6948223ed4d8ab3fc60a7
SHA1bd88941094c5aea59bfdf3cd2355b11c8f2607d9


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
avastWin32:Kryptik-KYQ
Dr.WebTrojan.DownLoader7.44909
FortiNetW32/Kryptik.WDV!tr
MicrosoftRogue:Win32/FakeDef
normanW32/Reveton.AO
pandaTrj/Ransom.AB
SophosTroj/Zbot-DHN

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Attempts to load and execute remote code in a previously loaded processMedium
Adds or modifies Shell Open registry value. Could be used to launch a program on startup.Medium
Creates one or more shortcuts (.LNK files) to provide user accessible links to start a program usually form the desktop or start menu.Low
Attempts to launch an instance of Internet Explorer.Low
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
Enumerates process listLow
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


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaPWS-Zbot.gen.xd
McAfee SupportedPWS-Zbot.gen.xd



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:

BD88941094C5AEA59BFDF3CD2355B11C8F2607D9

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\pcdfdata\defs.bin
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\pcdfdata\support.ico
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\pcdfdata\config.bin
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\pcdfdata\app.ico
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop\XP Defender.lnk
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\XP Defender\Remove XP Defender.lnk
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\XP Defender\XP Defender Help and Support.lnk
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\pcdfdata\uninst.ico
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\pcdfdata\vl.bin
  • %TEMP%\3AB64.dmp
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\XP Defender\XP Defender.lnk

The following registry elements have been created:

  • 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\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\.EXE\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\.EXE\DEFAULTICON\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\PCDFDATA\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\.EXE\CONTENT TYPE = application/x-m
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\.EXE\SHELL\OPEN\COMMAND\ISOLATEDCOMMAND = "%1" %*
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\.EXE\SHELL\RUNAS\COMMAND\ISOLATEDCOMMAND = "%1" %*
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\PCDFSVC = %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\pcdfdata\BD88941094C5AEA59BFDF3CD2355B11C8F2607D9 /min
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\PCDFDATA\DISPLAYICON = %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\pcdfdata\BD88941094C5AEA59BFDF3CD2355B11C8F2607D9,0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\PCDFDATA\DISPLAYNAME = XP Defender
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\PCDFDATA\INSTALLLOCATION = %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\pcdfdata
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\PCDFDATA\UNINSTALLSTRING = %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\pcdfdata\BD88941094C5AEA59BFDF3CD2355B11C8F2607D9 /tout

The applications attempted the following network connection(s):

  • 195.20.141.**:80
  • hxxp://shredtends.info/api/*****

   

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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