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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 3/10/2013
Date Added: 3/10/2013
Origin: Unknown
Length: 352256
Type: Trojan
Subtype: -
DAT Required: 7009
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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
Length352256 bytes
MD5cf977d7fc889995506c594bdd7a38161
SHA12a1bb7ba5f91706ef46a18b95b423e53c56f61a2


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
avastWin32:Malware-gen
AVG (GriSoft)Startpage.THS
normanW32/Startpage.GYOC

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Attempts to connect to a high risk domain that may pose a security risk.High
Attempts to connect to a medium risk domain that may pose a minor security risk.Medium
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
Displays systray popupsLow
Adds or modifies Internet Explorer cookiesLow
No digital signature is presentInformational


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaGeneric StartPage
McAfee SupportedGeneric StartPage



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:

2A1BB7BA5F91706EF46A18B95B423E53C56F61A2

The following registry elements have been created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\MEDIAPLAYER\PREFERENCES\PROXYSETTINGS\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\MEDIAPLAYER\PREFERENCES\PROXYSETTINGS\HTTP\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\MEDIAPLAYER\PREFERENCES\PROXYSETTINGS\MMS\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS MEDIA\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS MEDIA\WMSDK\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS MEDIA\WMSDK\GENERAL\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS MEDIA\WMSDK\REALMS\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\MEDIAPLAYER\PREFERENCES\PROXYSETTINGS\HTTP\PROXYEXCLUDE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\MEDIAPLAYER\PREFERENCES\PROXYSETTINGS\HTTP\PROXYNAME
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\MEDIAPLAYER\PREFERENCES\PROXYSETTINGS\HTTP\PROXYPORT = 80
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\MEDIAPLAYER\PREFERENCES\PROXYSETTINGS\HTTP\PROXYSTYLE = 1
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\MEDIAPLAYER\PREFERENCES\PROXYSETTINGS\MMS\PROXYEXCLUDE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\MEDIAPLAYER\PREFERENCES\PROXYSETTINGS\MMS\PROXYNAME
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\MEDIAPLAYER\PREFERENCES\PROXYSETTINGS\MMS\PROXYPORT = 1755
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\MEDIAPLAYER\PREFERENCES\PROXYSETTINGS\MMS\PROXYSTYLE = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS MEDIA\WMSDK\GENERAL\COMPUTERNAME = %COMPUTERNAME%
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS MEDIA\WMSDK\GENERAL\UNIQUEID = {9B7C1E41-D506-4880-8D3B-F71D6C541B4B}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS MEDIA\WMSDK\GENERAL\VOLUMESERIALNUMBER = 1952645495

The applications attempted the following network connection(s):

  • 42.121.130.**:80
  • hxxp://www.94wd.com/ac/lua/*****
  • 117.41.249.***:80
  • 54.248.143.***: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.

   

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