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Threat Profile: Generic PUP.x!33AC7A4D0651

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 7/2/2014
Date Added: 7/3/2014
Origin: Unknown
Length: 623952
Type: Program
Subtype: -
DAT Required: 7487
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Description

McAfee Labs&trade recognizes that this program may have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized administrator has knowingly installed this application. If you agreed to a license agreement for this or another bundled application, you may have legal obligations with regard to removing this software, or to using the host application without this software. Please contact the software vendor for further information.

See http://vil.nai.com/vil/DATReadme.aspx for a list of program detections added to the DATs.

See http://vil.nai.com/vil/pups/configuration.aspx for information about how to enable, disable, and exclude the detection of legitimately installed programs.

This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.

Symptoms

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

Method

This is not a virus or Trojan. PUPs do not "infect" systems. They may be installed by a user individually or possibly as a part of a software package (in a bundle, for example).

   

Virus Characteristics

This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionGeneric PUP.x
Length623952 bytes
MD533ac7a4d06513dc7659f57346b193005
SHA1a990ea0583af401c4d15c2cdb407401424cf2360


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
Dr.WebAdware.Downware.2220
SymantecSecurityRisk.Downldr
EsetWin32/DownloadAdmin.G application

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
Adds or modifies Internet Explorer cookiesLow


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaGeneric PUP.x
McAfee SupportedGeneric PUP.x



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:

A990EA0583AF401C4D15C2CDB407401424CF2360

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaSocket\socket\core.dll
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaBridge.dll
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\System.dll
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaXml_lib.dll
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaSocket\mime\core.dll
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\FloatingProgress.dll
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\lua51.dll
  • %TEMP%\nso9.tmp
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\__web.xml
  • %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Videos\Desktop.ini
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\bit.dll
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\ffi.dll

The following files have been deleted:

  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\skin\res
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaSocket\lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\wininet
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaSocket\lua\socket
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\apps
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\skin

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

  • %TEMP%\Tar3C.tmp
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaSocket\lua\ltn12.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaSocket\lua\mime.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\Downloads.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\Events.lua
  • %TEMP%\Cab3B.tmp
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\utils.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\wininet\ftp.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\UiState.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaSocket\lua\socket\tp.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\nsisunz.dll
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\skin\res\knockout.js
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\win32_constants.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\DownloadList.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\wininet\compat.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\AdvancedTests.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\Env.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\skin\res\jquery.js
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\packaged_app.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\BundleInstall.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\DownloadThread.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\IntegratedOffer.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\Scheduler.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\CallbackProxy.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\nsis7z.dll
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\wininet\wininet_h.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\EagerInstall.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\service_registry.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\skin\res\common.css
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaSocket\lua\socket.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\version.dll
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaXml.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\wininet\ltn12.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaSocket\lua\socket\smtp.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaSocket\lua\socket\url.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\NotifyIcon.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\definitions.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\wininet\core.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\BrowserControl.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\wininet\wintypes.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\json.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\wininet\defs.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\wininet\http.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\luacom.dll
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\extension.tlb
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaSocket\lua\socket\ftp.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\LuaSocket\lua\socket\http.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\Sandbox.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\UACInfo.dll
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\wininet\url.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\browserutils.dll
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\ProcessFreeFile.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\GuiInit.lua
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\skin\res\common.js
  • %TEMP%\nszA.tmp\un.package.exe
  • %TEMP%\nsj8.tmp

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\CONTROL\SESSION MANAGER\PENDINGFILERENAMEOPERATIONS = \??\%TEMP%\nszA.tmp\bit.dll

The applications attempted the following network connection(s):

  • 108.168.160.**:80
  • 108.168.160.**:443

   

Please use the following instructions for all supported versions of Windows:


1. Disable Windows System Restore. For instructions, please refer to: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/disabling-system-restore.aspx

2. Update your McAfee Anti-Virus product to the latest version (when possible), and ensure the latest DAT and Engine and any applicable EXTRA.DATs are installed.

3. Run a full system scan. (On-Demand Scan)

4. Reboot, as soon as it is convenient, to ensure all malicious components are removed.

   

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