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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 2/12/2013
Date Added: 2/12/2013
Origin: Unknown
Length: 243171
Type: Trojan
Subtype: Password Stealer
DAT Required: 6984
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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.cy
Length243171 bytes
MD5b0362329509aa984ee7f62e7a1176f46
SHA163c67524a815a824f4046d141ef2b62bb2801df8


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
avastWin32:Vitro
AVG (GriSoft)Generic22.SUH (Trojan horse)
aviraTR/Offend.kdv.22912
BitDefenderTrojan.Generic.KDV.229192
clamavWin.Trojan.Agent-70518
Dr.WebTrojan.MulDrop1.64009
F-ProtW32/Trojan2.NPTE
FortiNetW32/Zbot.CY!tr.pws
MicrosoftPWS:Win32/Zbot
SymantecW32.Ramnit.B!gen2
EsetWin32/Kryptik.KLV trojan (variant)
normanCrypt.AWCQ
pandaGeneric Trojan
risingTrojan.Win32.Fednu.uaz
SophosTroj/FakeAV-EKL
Trend MicroTSPY_ZBOT.SMHA
vba32Trojan.Menti.hxrx
V-BusterTrojan.Ramnit.Gen!Pac.7 (mutant)
Vet (Computer Associates)Win32/Ramnit.CP

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Attempts to write to a memory location of a previously loaded process.Medium
Attempts to launch an instance of Internet Explorer.Low
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
No digital signature is presentInformational


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



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:

63C67524A815A824F4046D141EF2B62BB2801DF8

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %PROGRAMFILES%\awnlprtc\idfxauds.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Internet Explorer\dmlconf.dat
  • %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\idfxauds.exe

The following files have been changed:

  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\proof\mslid.dll
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\authplay.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\web server extensions\40\bin\1033\nortbots.htm
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\ivy.htm
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\pe.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\vba\vba6\vbe6.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE11\MSXML5.DLL
  • %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Users html Document.html
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\VC\msdia80.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\nature.htm
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\system\ole db\sqloledb.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\blank.htm
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\citrus punch.htm
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\proof\chapi3t1.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\MODI\11.0\DRIVERS\MDIUI.DLL
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Users html Document.htm
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE11\WISC30.DLL
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\MODI\11.0\MSPCORE.DLL
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\BIBUtils.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\MODI\11.0\DRIVERS\MDIMON.DLL
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\LogTransport2.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\proof\msspell3.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\system\ado\mdacreadme.htm
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE11\RICHED20.DLL
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE11\MSSOAP30.DLL
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AdobeLinguistic.dll
  • C:\Users html Document.html
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\MODI\11.0\DRIVERS\MDIPPR.DLL
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\ccme_base.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\glacier.htm
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\ReadMe.htm
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AdobeXMP.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\reference titles\msreftl.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\proof\msthes3.dll
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AXSLE.dll
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Onix32.dll
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Users html Document.html
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\MODI\11.0\MDIVWCTL.DLL
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\sweets.htm
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\fiesta.htm
  • %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Users html Document.htm
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\network blitz.htm
  • C:\Users html Document.htm
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\system\ole db\msmdcube.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\system\ole db\msmdgdrv.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\PROOF\1033\MSGR3EN.DLL
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Legal\ENU\license.html
  • c:\Users exe File.exe
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\MODI\11.0\MSPGIMME.DLL
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\technical.htm
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\leaves.htm
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\logsession.dll
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\BIB.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\pie charts.htm
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\ahclient.dll
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\CoolType.dll
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\sqlite.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\clear day.htm
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\INK\INKDIV.DLL
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\cryptocme2.dll
  • c:\Users exe File.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Acrofx32.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\MODI\11.0\DRIVERS\MDIGRAPH.DLL
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\LogTransport2.exe
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\system\ole db\msolap.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\designer\msaddndr.dll
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AXE8SharedExpat.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\MODI\11.0\MDIINK.DLL
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\maize.htm
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\web server extensions\40\bin\postinfo.htm
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\ACE.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\system\ole db\msolapsl.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\web server extensions\40\bin\_vti_inf.htm
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\icucnv36.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\microsoft shared\stationery\sunflower.htm
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AGM.dll
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\JP2KLib.dll

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

  • %TEMP%\~TM9.tmp
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\awnlprtc\px10.tmp
  • %TEMP%\~TM8.tmp

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINLOGON\USERINIT = %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\userinit.exe,,%PROGRAMFILES%\awnlprtc\idfxauds.exe

The applications attempted the following network connection(s):

  • 173.194.33.*:80
  • 66.228.49.**:443
  • 91.233.244.***:443

   

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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