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Virus Profile: Generic StartPage!bhx!462D72659FA8

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 1/16/2013
Date Added: 1/16/2013
Origin: Unknown
Length: 671751
Type: Trojan
Subtype: -
DAT Required: 6957
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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 StartPage!bhx
Length671751 bytes
MD5462d72659fa87deabd3c8d3c067a71d5
SHA121c0fc8c6b299482413dd1c37eec7efcd38c0d21


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
avastWin32:StartPage-ALY
aviraTR/Downloader.Gen
Dr.WebTrojan.DownLoad2.14890
eSafe (Alladin)Suspicious file
F-ProtW32/Virut.AI!Generic
MicrosoftTrojan:Win32/Startpage.MP
SymantecSuspicious.IRCBot
EsetWin32/StartPage.NVZ
normanW32/Troj_Generic.GPYVA

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Adds or modifies Shell Open registry value. Could be used to launch a program on startup.Medium
Attempts to launch an instance of Internet Explorer.Low
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
Adds or modifies Internet Explorer cookiesLow
No digital signature is presentInformational


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaGeneric StartPage!bhx
McAfee SupportedGeneric StartPage!bhx



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:

21C0FC8C6B299482413DD1C37EEC7EFCD38C0D21

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %WINDIR%\Downloaded Program Files\taobao.ico
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Internet Explorer\Mui\iexplore.exe
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Internet Explorer.msm4
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Æô¶¯ Internet Explorer ä¯ÀÀÆ÷.msm4
  • %WINDIR%\Downloaded Program Files\game.ico
  • %WINDIR%\Downloaded Program Files\1143\mm.ico
  • %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Internet Explorer.msm4
  • %WINDIR%\Downloaded Program Files\1143\game.ico
  • %WINDIR%\Downloaded Program Files\1143\bubhlq.exe
  • %WINDIR%\Downloaded Program Files\1143\movie.ico
  • %WINDIR%\Downloaded Program Files\1143\taobao.ico
  • %WINDIR%\Downloaded Program Files\mm.ico
  • %WINDIR%\Downloaded Program Files\movie.ico

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

  • C:\b.txt

The following registry elements have been created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN\FRIST\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\.MSM4\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\MSM4FILE\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\MSM4FILE\DEFAULTICON\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\MSM4FILE\SHELL\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\MSM4FILE\SHELL\OPEN\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\MSM4FILE\SHELL\OPEN\COMMAND\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\MSM4FILE\SHELLEX\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\MSM4FILE\SHELLEX\CONTEXTMENUHANDLERS\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\DIRECT3D\DRIVERS\SOFTINFO\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN\WINDOW_PLACEMENT = [binary data]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\TOOLBAR\LOCKED = 1
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\TOOLBAR\WEBBROWSER\ITBAR7LAYOUT = [binary data]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\TOOLBAR\WEBBROWSER\ITBARLAYOUT = [binary data]
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\MSM4FILE\ISSHORTCUT
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\MSM4FILE\NEVERSHOWEXT
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\DIRECT3D\DRIVERS\SOFTINFO\FILENAME = msm4
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\DIRECT3D\DRIVERS\SOFTINFO\GUIDTAO = {F46E512B-E2AC-4901-97C2-3A35910C0256}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\DIRECT3D\DRIVERS\SOFTINFO\IETONAME = cwugn
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\DIRECT3D\DRIVERS\SOFTINFO\PRONAME
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\DIRECT3D\DRIVERS\SOFTINFO\PROPATH

The applications attempted the following network connection(s):

  • hxxp://58.218.198.119:8080/*****
  • 58.218.198.***:8080

   

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.