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Virus Profile: BackDoor-FAJ!80E874B71BE9

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 4/6/2013
Date Added: 4/6/2013
Origin: Unknown
Length: 21504
Type: Trojan
Subtype: Remote Access
DAT Required: 7036
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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 DetectionBackDoor-FAJ
Length21504 bytes
MD580e874b71be94ef60a88d41d7123a816
SHA19cb73efbb403fc73762fd892c8e3c1a3ea8379a0


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
ahnlabTrojan/Win32.Scar
avastWin32:Downloader-RCN
AVG (GriSoft)Cryptic.CWS
aviraTR/Downloader.Gen
KasperskyBackdoor.Win32.Xtreme.bid
Dr.WebTrojan.DownLoader6.34128
FortiNetW32/Xtreme.QUK!tr.bdr
MicrosoftBackdoor:Win32/Xtrat.A
SymantecBackdoor.Trojan
EsetWin32/Genetik
normanW32/Xtreme.G
SophosTroj/Keylog-OI
Trend MicroWORM_XTREME.SMM
vba32BackDoor.Poison

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Attempts to load and execute remote code in explorer processHigh
Attempts to load and execute remote code in a system process.High
Attempts to write to a memory location of a protected process.High
Attempts to write to a memory location of a Windows system processHigh
Attempts to load and execute remote code in a previously loaded processMedium
Attempts to write to a memory location of a previously loaded process.Medium
Attempts to launch an instance of the Windows file system explorer.Low
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
No digital signature is presentInformational


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaBackDoor-FAJ
McAfee SupportedBackDoor-FAJ



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:

9CB73EFBB403FC73762FD892C8E3C1A3EA8379A0

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %TEMP%\InstallDir\Server.exe
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\((Mutex)).dat
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\((Mutex)).cfg

The following registry elements have been created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\((MUTEX))\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FAKEMESSAGE\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\ACTIVE SETUP\INSTALLED COMPONENTS\{5460C4DF-B266-909E-CB58-E32B79832EB2}\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\((MUTEX))\INSTALLEDSERVER = %TEMP%\InstallDir\Server.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\((MUTEX))\SERVERSTARTED = 11/15/2012 9:11:57 AM
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FAKEMESSAGE\FAKEMESSAGE = OK
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\HKCU = %TEMP%\InstallDir\Server.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\ACTIVE SETUP\INSTALLED COMPONENTS\{5460C4DF-B266-909E-CB58-E32B79832EB2}\STUBPATH = %TEMP%\InstallDir\Server.exe restart
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\HKLM = %TEMP%\InstallDir\Server.exe

The applications attempted the following network connection(s):

  • 188.48.64.*:81
  • hxxp://wd-wesker.no-ip.biz:81/*****

   

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.