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Virus Profile: Adware-HotBar.d!23B2BF63EE37

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 1/17/2013
Date Added: 1/17/2013
Origin: Unknown
Length: 202416
Type: Trojan
Subtype: Adware
DAT Required: 6958
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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 DetectionAdware-HotBar.d
Length202416 bytes
MD523b2bf63ee37e497afef50ba86fd4b93
SHA1a6520162d2a69dfcfe1731c90bc09c9c63cc6e06


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
EMSI SoftwareTrojan.Generic.5821829 (B)
ahnlabAdware/Win32.Hotbar
avastWin32:ClickPotato-A
AVG (GriSoft)Skodna.Generic_r.N
aviraTR/Banach.A
Kasperskynot-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.ScreenSaver.e
BitDefenderTrojan.Generic.5821829
Dr.WebAdware.Hotbar.700
FortiNetRiskware/Zango
Microsoftadware:win32/hotbar
SymantecAdware.Clkpotato!gen3
Eseta variant of Win32/Adware.HotBar.H
normanAdware.Lc
risingAdWare.Win32.HotBar.dn
Trend MicroTROJ_AGENT_016029.TOMB
vba32Adware.Hotbar.4
Vet (Computer Associates)Win32/Zango.Pinball.B[HOTBAR]

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Attempts to launch an instance of the Windows file system explorer.Low
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
Attempts to send data or commands via HTTPLow
Adds or modifies Internet Explorer cookiesLow


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaAdware-HotBar.d
McAfee SupportedAdware-HotBar.d



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:

A6520162D2A69DFCFE1731C90BC09C9C63CC6E06

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

  • %PROGRAMFILES%\saitest.txt
  • %TEMP%\Tar21.tmp
  • %TEMP%\Cab20.tmp

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SESSIONINFORMATION\PROGRAMCOUNT = 2
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.386\OPENWITHPROGIDS\VXDFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.AIF\OPENWITHPROGIDS\AIFFFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.AIFC\OPENWITHPROGIDS\AIFFFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.AIFF\OPENWITHPROGIDS\AIFFFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.ASF\OPENWITHPROGIDS\ASFFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.ASX\OPENWITHPROGIDS\ASXFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.AU\OPENWITHPROGIDS\AUFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.AVI\OPENWITHPROGIDS\AVIFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.BMP\OPENWITHPROGIDS\PAINT.PICTURE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.CDA\OPENWITHPROGIDS\CDAFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.CHK\OPENWITHPROGIDS\CHKFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.CSS\OPENWITHPROGIDS\CSSFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.DIB\OPENWITHPROGIDS\PAINT.PICTURE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.DOC\OPENWITHPROGIDS\WORD.DOCUMENT.8
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.DOT\OPENWITHPROGIDS\WORD.TEMPLATE.8
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.EMF\OPENWITHPROGIDS\EMFFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.EML\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MICROSOFT INTERNET MAIL MESSAGE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.GIF\OPENWITHPROGIDS\GIFFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.HTM\OPENWITHPROGIDS\HTMLFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.HTML\OPENWITHPROGIDS\HTMLFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.ICO\OPENWITHPROGIDS\ICOFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.IVF\OPENWITHPROGIDS\IVFFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.JFIF\OPENWITHPROGIDS\PJPEGFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.JPE\OPENWITHPROGIDS\JPEGFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.JPEG\OPENWITHPROGIDS\JPEGFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.JPG\OPENWITHPROGIDS\JPEGFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.M1V\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MPEGFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.M3U\OPENWITHPROGIDS\M3UFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.MHT\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MHTMLFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.MHTML\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MHTMLFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.MID\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MIDFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.MIDI\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MIDFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.MP2\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MPEGFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.MP2V\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MPEGFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.MP3\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MP3FILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.MPA\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MPEGFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.MPE\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MPEGFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.MPEG\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MPEGFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.MPG\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MPEGFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.MPV2\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MPEGFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.NWS\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MICROSOFT INTERNET NEWS MESSAGE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.OBD\OPENWITHPROGIDS\OFFICE.BINDER.9
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.OBT\OPENWITHPROGIDS\OFFICE.BINDER.TEMPLATE.9
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.OCX\OPENWITHPROGIDS\OCXFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.PNG\OPENWITHPROGIDS\PNGFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.POT\OPENWITHPROGIDS\POWERPOINT.TEMPLATE.8
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.PPT\OPENWITHPROGIDS\POWERPOINT.SHOW.8
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.RMI\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MIDFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.RTF\OPENWITHPROGIDS\WORD.RTF.8
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.SND\OPENWITHPROGIDS\AUFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.TIF\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MSPAPER.DOCUMENT
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.TIFF\OPENWITHPROGIDS\MSPAPER.DOCUMENT
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.TXT\OPENWITHPROGIDS\TXTFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.URL\OPENWITHPROGIDS\INTERNETSHORTCUT
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.VXD\OPENWITHPROGIDS\VXDFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.WAV\OPENWITHPROGIDS\SOUNDREC
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.WAX\OPENWITHPROGIDS\WAXFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.WM\OPENWITHPROGIDS\ASFFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.WMA\OPENWITHPROGIDS\WMAFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.WMF\OPENWITHPROGIDS\WMFFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.WMV\OPENWITHPROGIDS\WMVFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.WMX\OPENWITHPROGIDS\ASXFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.WRI\OPENWITHPROGIDS\WRIFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.WVX\OPENWITHPROGIDS\WVXFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.XLS\OPENWITHPROGIDS\EXCEL.SHEET.8
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.XLT\OPENWITHPROGIDS\EXCEL.TEMPLATE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.XML\OPENWITHPROGIDS\XMLFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.XSL\OPENWITHPROGIDS\XSLFILE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\FILEEXTS\.ZIP\OPENWITHPROGIDS\WINRAR.ZIP
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SYSTEMCERTIFICATES\AUTHROOT\CERTIFICATES\4EB6D578499B1CCF5F581EAD56BE3D9B6744A5E5\BLOB = [binary data]

The applications attempted the following network connection(s):

  • 199.7.59.***:80
  • 66.150.14.**:80
  • 199.7.48.***:80
  • hxxp://tei01.appbundler.net/*****

   

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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