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Virus Profile: W32/Mabezat!533648AAB86A

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 3/28/2013
Date Added: 3/28/2013
Origin: Unknown
Length: 161425
Type: Virus
Subtype: Win32
DAT Required: 7027
Removal Instructions
   
 
 
   

Description

Viruses are self-replicating. They are often spread by a network or by transmission to a removable medium such as a removable disk, writable CD, or USB drive. Viruses may also spread by infecting files on a network file system or a file system that is shared by another computer.

Indication of Infection

This symptoms of this detection are the files, registry, and network communication referenced in the characteristics section.

Methods of Infection

Viruses are self-replicating. They are often spread by a network or by transmission to a removable medium such as a removable disk, writable CD, or USB drive. Viruses may also spread by infecting files on a network file system or a file system that is shared by another computer.

   

Virus Characteristics

This is a Virus

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionW32/Mabezat
Length161425 bytes
MD5533648aab86a198b3e21c1b2052f68b9
SHA1fcaff4a612917952cd6c7746d5f3aa8314eb8f5b


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
ahnlabWin32/Mabezat
AVG (GriSoft)Generic_r.NV
aviraWorm/Mabezat.B
KasperskyWorm.Win32.Mabezat.b
BitDefenderWin32.Worm.Mabezat.Q
clamavW32.Mabezat-2
Dr.WebWin32.HLLW.Tazebama
F-ProtW32/Mabezat.a
FortiNetW32/Mabezat.B!worm
Microsoftvirus:win32/mabezat.b
SymantecW32.Mabezat.B
EsetWin32/Mabezat.A
normanMabezat.B
pandaW32/Mabezat.C.worm
risingWorm.Win32.AutoRun.gcy
SophosW32/Mabezat-B
Trend MicroPE_MABEZAT.B-O
vba32Worm.Win32.Mabezat.b
V-BusterWorm.Mabezat.A
Vet (Computer Associates)Win32/Mabezat.B!Dropper

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Modifies Windows explorer file browser's Advanced settings. Sometimes used by malware to make executable files look like documents.Medium
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
No digital signature is presentInformational


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaW32/Mabezat
McAfee SupportedW32/Mabezat



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:

FCAFF4A612917952CD6C7746D5F3AA8314EB8F5B

The following files have been added to the system:

  • C:\autorun.inf

The following files have been changed:

  • %PROGRAMFILES%\outlook express\wab.exe
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\MODI\11.0\MSPVIEW.EXE
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\outlook express\wabmig.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Movie Maker\OLD16.tmp
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\POWERPNT.EXE
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\windows nt\dialer.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\winrar\winrar.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\msn\msncorefiles\msn6.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Internet Explorer\OLD14.tmp
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\OLD1D.tmp
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OIS.EXE
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\NetMeeting\OLDF.tmp
  • %WINDIR%\pchealth\helpctr\Binaries\OLD12.tmp
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\windows nt\pinball\pinball.exe
  • %WINDIR%\pchealth\helpctr\Binaries\OLD19.tmp
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Outlook Express\OLD1B.tmp

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

  • C:\zPharaoh.exe

The following registry elements have been created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\EXCHANGE\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\ADVANCED\HIDDEN = 2
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\ADVANCED\HIDEFILEEXT = 1
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\ADVANCED\SHOWSUPERHIDDEN = 0

   

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.